Just a short report: AT&T has officially confirmed itself to be out of stock on iPhone 3G models, while hinting there’s a chance iPad purchasers can sign-up for the carrier’s current unlimited iPad 3G tariff, even if shops are out of stock.
A lot of people who bought the iPad and were told they could get an unlimited monthly data service feel pretty abused about now. The words ‘bait and switch’ come to mind, as Macworld’s Dan Frakes pointed out. It’s particularly an issue for people who bought the iPad but have not initiated service as yet. After June 7, the unlimited option won’t be something you can purchase. We’ve heard from at least one reader who was able to return his iPad 3G without a restocking fee when he cited the AT&T plan changes, but your mileage may vary.
Back to those 3G phones. AT&T is telling customers who want a 3G to get either a 16 or 32GB 3GS iPhone. When the expected new iPhone comes out later this month, it’s likely the 3GS model will drop in price, probably to US$99.