The iPhone 3GS just got better–for the moment, anyway. Best Buy is offering a free 8GB version of the one-rev-back iPhone model with a two-year ATT contract. Clearly we’re in the iPhone 5 rollout zone.
The offer’s only good for one day–today, Monday, August 22–and it’s only available in-store at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile. But I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be the start of a trend.
Analysts have recently been predicting that the 3GS price would drop from $49 to $0 and the 16GB iPhone 4 from $199 to $99 when the iPhone 5 is officially announced.
According to analyst predictions, free iPhone 3GSes could more than double the number of iPhone users worldwide from an estimated 64 million to 150 milllion. A Touchpad firesale this ain’t.
So, is free (with contract) cheap enough for a phone that’s soon to be two revs old? Buying a 3GS was questionable at $49. Free seems like a pretty good deal.