We keep receiving submissions that individuals who bought an iPhone after May 27th will be able to upgrade for free to the iPhone 3G (and get a refund for the price difference). While this news is welcome, I've previously neglected posting this as I wasn't sure if this news will actually help anyone.
This means someone had to have bought a 1st generation iPhone about 3 weeks after it had sold out at Apple's online store, amidst all the news that the iPhone 3G was coming within weeks. We presume those people who could even find an iPhone, bought the 1st generation iPhone very intentionally. Meanwhile, those individuals who were so out-of-touch to not know the iPhone 3G was coming have little hope of seeing this news item.