Apple iPhone sales (AAPL) have slowed in Q1 in the UK, say analysts. One possible cause: customers waiting for the 3G version to arrive.
Perhaps in response, UK mobile operator O2 and retailer Carphone Warehouse are slashing the price of the basic 8-gig iPhone, presumably to clear inventory before the the arrival of the 3G. The carriers are maintaing the price of the high-end 16-gig iPhone, and we expect that, when the 3G version arrives, the current high-end model will become the “low-priced” version.
LONDON (Reuters) – Mobile phone groups O2 and Carphone Warehouse (CPW.L) have cut the price for the most basic version of Apple’s iPhone in Britain by 100 pounds ($197) ahead of the expected launch of a new model.
The two groups said the 8 gigabyte phone would be available for 169 pounds until June 1, while the 16GB phone will remain priced at 329 pounds.
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