Apple Quietly Kills 4GB iPhone Model, Dozens Mourn

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As some of you early risers noticed, Apple's online store was down in the wee morning hours, receiving a slight make over and badly needed paint job. When it went back online one product was conspicuously absent; the 4GB iPhone model. It seems Apple has quietly but publicly executed the iPhone that nobody seemed to want.

This was expected since Jobs slashed the price of the popular 8GB to $399, and made no mention of the 4GB model. So no surprise here. Move along, nothing to see here.

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Apple Quietly Kills 4GB iPhone Model, Dozens Mourn

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everyone really thought the update was going to be released last night.....but i went back to playing halo :)

Jobs addressed this in the keynote speach for the iTouch. The 4gb was being discontinued due to the popularity of the 8gb model.

Like I said, nothing to see here. But I would be remiss if not pointing it out.
Now, if you'll excuse me I have GOT to write more content for this site. The flow has dwindled to a mere trickle. I can hear my readers moaning from content deprivation. Or maybe that's my stomach?

No, it's your readers :( I check your site 3 or 4 times a day and... well.... kinda slow lately.....

Kent, again, this pic made me laugh. Between the recruiting poster and this one, you've made it to the top of my iPhone reading list.
Thanks.

I own the 4gig. Bought it a few weeks ago and I swear by it. The iphone is the best purchase I have made in years, but as a business person I just wanted the hi-tech email and web functions, as well as a fun toy. I think in two weeks I have already got my monk's worth and I consider what I paid for the 4gig to ne a steal. I don't need it to store ALL my media, just what I want for the week. Apple should have marketed it directly at the blackberry. The cost is comparable but the quality and breadth of product is not. Everyone who has a blackberry should dump it and get the 4gig. Alas, I mourn its retirement.