Apple iPhone Scarce In U.K. After Price Cuts -- Sort Of (AAPL)

After huge price cuts, Apple’s (AAPL) 8-gig iPhone is now sold out in the U.K. from carrier partner O2, and both the 8- and 16-gig models are out of stock at retail partner Carphone Warehouse. (O2 just replenished its supply of 16-gig iPhones, so an earlier Gizmodo report is no longer accurate.)

Britons who still want to buy one of Apple’s phones before the faster, 3G version launches in a month or two still can — via Apple’s Web store. (And perhaps its London retail store.)

Or they could do what many Europeans are already doing — buying 8-gig iPhones in the U.S., where the weak dollar makes them almost 25% cheaper than they are in the U.K., and unlocking them to work on U.K. wireless networks.

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