An eagle-eyed poster on the German tech forum Apfeltalk has reported some curious anomalies with the packaging of his refurbished 8GB iPhone 3G. All indications point to the fact that he received an 8GB iPhone 3G, but in packaging that labeled it as a 3GS.
This is leading some to believe that Apple is readying to introduce a new low-end model of the popular 3GS, which currently only comes in 16GB and 32 GB models.
This rumor first surfaced back in November, when speculation began that Apple would release a low-cost 8GB model of the 3GS to compete with Android handsets during the holiday shopping season. Now this sighting is adding fuel to the fire, and some are saying that this is a sign that the new model is immediately forthcoming.
Apple will be holding an event in late January in San Francisco where they are expected to announce their new tablet PC, and if this rumor holds any truth, it’s likely we’ll see an official confirmation at that time. We’ll be bringing you live coverage of the event, so stay tuned for more.