Globe drops iPhone 3GS Prices as 4G Looms
Globe Telecom is again slashing down prices on the iPhone 3GS units as the announcement of the next generation iPhone 4G nears.
Apple usually announces new models around June and while we’ve seen the prototypes of the iPhone 4G spreading on the internet, the official announcement has not been made.
If the recent decision of Globe, the exclusive distributor of Apple iPhones in the Philippines, to cut down prices of the iPhone 3GS is any indication then we might be seeing the iPhone 4G as early as next month or July.
iPhone 3GS 32GB: Free on Plan 5000 (less Php1,000 cash out from previous price)
iPhone 3GS 16GB: Free on Plan 3500 (less Php3,950 cash out from previous price)
The prepaid kit for the iPhone 3GS 16GB is also down to Php35,500 (0% @ 12 months) from Php38,850 when they offered it July last year. Not a huge discount but gives us an idea they wanted get rid of the inventory before the new ones arrive.
There is an estimated 100,000 iPhones (legit) in the Philippines and that doesn’t even include the gray market units.
Update — from Apple’s Press Release: Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m.