T-Mobile Austria has reduced its pricing (Translated link) on the 8GB iPhone 3G, a possible hint at changes in store elsewhere for the basic model handset. The 8GB model is now priced at €1 when purchased with the €45/month supreme tariff, compared to €99 before the drop. In addition, the carrier is offering the first month at no fee, and an online ordering bonus of €45. This is the first carrier to offer a discount from its original pricing on the iPhone 3G; it is unclear whether other iPhone carriers plan to drop their prices on the smaller-capacity model as well. Apple bumped the maximum capacity of the original iPhone from 8GB to 16GB in February 2008.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.