CrunchGear is reporting a rumor that the iPhone and iPod Touch might be selling for $100 less real soon. So, how does that business model work? Gouge your faithful iSheep early, then lower the prices for those that can wait? Sort of like like the original iPhone gouging… well, not sorta… more like just like.
Anyhow, Crunchgear’s source, 9to5Mac, claims to have gotten some inside info on this price drop. No reason to doubt this info since it seems to be consistent with the past price drops. With the 3G iPhone supposedly coming soon it makes sense to get stock sold fast so everyone has to pay $599 to get the 3G version. hehe..
We just got a tip that Apple is planning on dropping the prices again on the iPhone and iPod Touch line within the next month or two – perhaps at the late February event, perhaps as late as mid-April. Our tipster says that Apple will drop the prices by $100.
Also, the 8Gb iPod Touch will be dropped from the lineup according to the source. It might also make sense that the 8Gb iPhone would get phased out as well, but it wasn’t mentioned in the tip. Inventories will likely be a big factor in the timing so we’re keeping an eye out for shortages.