Ouch, I have the feeling this is going to really wind up the commentors. Rumors are circulating that Apple plan on lowering the price of iPhone and iPod Touch models by $100 at some point in the near future – it varies between “by the end of February” and “by mid-April” – while simultaneously hitting delete on the 8GB versions of both devices. The move would put a 16GB iPhone at $399 while a 16GB and 32GB iPod Touch would be $299 and $399 respectively.
Forbes is suggesting that prospective iPhone buyers hold off until the much-speculated 3G iPhone, about which the consensus appears to be that it will launch in then next three months. That might seem like a long time if you have cash burning a hole in your pocket, but it’s nothing compared to the tedium of getting locked into a two-year contract with a far slower device.
9 to 5 Mac peg the suspected price reduction on the dramatic fall in flash memory prices, although they do caution that remaining stock levels are likely to measure Apple’s hand in announcing any change in model line-up.