With a $99 price tag, the Apple iPhone 3G is perfect for the person that doesn't need the extra storage space, processor enhancements, or other goodies that come with the 3GS model. That being said, another model is rumored to launch in June, so it's assumed that the low-end model will be refreshed.
According to a report by Gizmodo, a German user reported receiving a replacement for his 8 GB iPhone 3G. Though the device was in fact a standard 3G model, the box clearly indicated "iPhone 3GS, 8GB." So we're either looking at a typo on the box, or a complete mismatch between old and new packaging. One thing is for sure: launching the 3GS at the $99 price point would re-raise the bar on other sub-$100 smartphones in the arena.
Perhaps we'll hear more at the Apple event on January 26th. Any speculations out there?