iPhone 3GS price drop to $49 on Apple.com as well

Apple is now selling the 8GB iPhone 3GS for $49, half the price is was just a week ago, matching AT&T's recent price drop.

While the hardware is 18 months old, the iPhone 3GS is fully updated to iOS 4.2.1 and runs it well. You'll miss out on FaceTime, the Retina Display, and the higher quality cameras for stills and video, but not much else. As a budget smartphone goes, it's killer. Still, $49 compared to a $199 iPhone 4 is peanuts when you compare the total cost with a 2 year contract. Oh, and this one won't run on Verizon...

Check out our complete 8GB iPhone 3GS review and let us know, up front savings make it compelling for you?


Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.