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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/ 6/2011

iPhone 3GS is now $49

By Hayley Tsukayama

product-hero-3gs (1).jpgAT&T announced Thursday morning that it will be selling the iPhone 3GS for $49 in its retail stores and online, starting Friday.

That could be a blow to a lot of smartphone companies in the lower price point, and could put AT&T in a good position if Verizon announces that it will be getting the iPhone any time soon.

The 3GS lacks the second camera, retina display and HD video recording of the iPhone 4, though its software can be upgraded to the latest version of iOS.

The 3GS launched in 2009 and currently retails for $99.

Image from Apple.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 6, 2011; 11:05 AM ET
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I suspect this does mean the Verizon announcement -- the official one -- is coming within two weeks, given this development. There is no way Apple would sell a Verizon version at $49 on its network.

Posted by: peabody | January 6, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Verizon? Pfft, iPhone is going to Boost Mobile!

Posted by: ozpunk | January 6, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Yet another Apple product made in China. People if you keep buying this crap from China don't blame anyone but yourself for no jobs and a bad economy. Hey Apple make it in the USA and I'll buy one. Until then it's pfftt! I'll pass.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | January 6, 2011 9:56 PM | Report abuse

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