Likely that the 4S will still be sold when the 5S is released?

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    Given that Apple still sells the iPhone 4, which is 2 generations behind the 5, would it be fair to assume that the 4S will still be on sale if/when the 5S (or whatever the next iPhone is called) is released?
     
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    Probably. Never can tell what Apple will do, but it should still be up for sale as things stand.
     
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    Following past trends, it should available on sale at $0 on a 2 year contract on US carriers.
     
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    Yes, if all goes according to history the iPhone 4 will be dropped and the iPhone 4S will take its place as the free phone with 2 year contract.
     
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    Surprisingly, there isn't an 8GB iPhone 4S...
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac
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    Not surprising. We didn't have an 8GB iPhone 4 until the iPhone 5 was released.
     
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    In the US we had an 8GB iPhone 4 when the 4S was released. All other models were discontinued.
     
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    That's propably why my mom has had an 8GB iPhone 4 for more than a year.
     
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    Actually, the 8GB iPhone 4 was released alongside the iPhone 4S.
     
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    Apple always wants to have an 'affordable' iPhone. So 4S is perfect for that.
     
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    I think it's safe to say it will albeit in an 8gb version. It'll be a good option for basic smartphone users. My girlfriend got the 8gb iPhone 4 earlier this year and she loves it. She texts, watches YouTube, the occasional movie and some lighter games such as angry birds. For that its fine and is more than enough for her. Capacity is her biggest limiting factor but she manages. I personally couldn't go lower than 32gb at this point. And that's a bare minimum. I'm kinda regretting not going with 64gb.
     
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    Apple retained the 16GB iPhone 4S this year instead of adopting a 8GB model may be due to the improved camera optics. 8MP photos and 1080p videos take up alot of capacity, so that may be a reason why Apple didn't downgrade it to 8GB.

    I expect Apple to retain the 16GB iPhone 4S next year, selling at $0.
     
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    It will be an 8gb 4S. I doubt they will give away 16gbs for free lol
     
  15. ThatsMeRight
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    The iPhone 4 was 8 GB-only since the launch of the iPhone 4S.
     
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    I think Apple will keep two form factors alive, the 4(S) and the 5. I don't think the current 5 will be sold after the 5S is released, just like the iPad 3 is discontinued as well.

    After the 5S release, I think the current 5 will just be replaced with the 5S and the 4 (8 GB) and 4S (16 GB) will be left unchanged.
     
  17. E2EK1EL
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    Thumbs up for this, 8GB can't do nothing for 1080p and hi res pics. You have about 5 GB to work with after iOS's reversed partition, throw in the apps and you're out of space for music.

    Don't know how ppl work with the Nexus 4 8GB ver.
     
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    Google stock punishes ruthlessly with 8GB versions :(
     
  19. Merkie
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    I wouldn't call €379 "free".
     
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    on contract technically the phone is free. The carrier isn't making you pay money up front.
     
  21. zildMacjian
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    i think it will as you can still get the 4 (tho it is the 8gb one)
     
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    Right up until the iPhone 5 launched they actually still sold the 3GS :eek:

    So yeah, I'm fairly sure when the 5S comes out they'll still sell the 4S, it matches their previous patterns.
     
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    I expect:
    16gb 4S at $0
    16gb 5 at $99
    32gb 5S at $199

    Well this is what I hope.
     
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    Um, what? The brand new phone, 32GB for $199?

    It will be:
    8GB 4S at $0
    16GB 5 at $99
    16GB 5S at $199
    32GB 5S at $299
     
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    Yup. They don't and have never had an 8gb 4S so I don't see them producing one just to sell for $0.

    Then I would hope for a 128gb top iPhone 5S and 32gb start. Especially since other manufacturers are beginning to put out higher capacity phones (for same or cheaper) with expandable memory etc.
     

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