First Sign That Third Generation iPhone Is Near

MacTalk [is reporting](http://www.mactalk.com.au/2009/05/22/rumour-16gb-iphone-declared-end-of-life-by-vodafone-brightpoint/) that Vodafone Australia has sent out email to retail staff stating that 16GB iPhone has been marked as “End Of Life” by Brightpoint, their supplier.

![Iphone Declared end of Life](http://sanziro.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/iphone-declared-end-of-life.jpg)

MacTalk noted that the 8GB model is conspicuously not in the end of life list, suggesting that Apple might keep it as a budget model.

This is the first sign that the next-gen iPhone is arriving very soon. Especially we are now only two weeks away from WWDC, many are expecting Apple to unveil the phone on the June 8 keynote together with a launch date announcement.