Another possibility I haven't seen discussed: Three iPhones, 4/4S/5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gdjsnyder, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2010
    Swoyersville, PA
    I don't know about anyone else but all these iPhone rumors and speculation is driving me insane. Everyone is saying (or thinking...) a different thing right now. So I thought I'd throw my crazy idea in.

    9to5 reported yesterday about the N90A showing up in the inventory system, most likely 8GB models. And they had that label leak for the iPhone 4S, which at first was thought to be fake but now they believe it may be the N94 model. A few months back 9to5 reported that the N94 in the SDK supported a 5MP camera. Yes, Apple could have changed the coding since then, but let's say that N94 does have a 5MP camera and an A5 chip. Let's also say they introduce that in 16GB as that is what the label leaked as. So why not the iPhone 5 (which I'm sure Apple would have wanted to keep quiet) as a 32/64 model.

    This was Apple could attack the low cost market, the iPhone 4 could be free or $49 on contract. Then the 4S which would be a small upgrade from the iPhone 4 could be a remarkable price of $99 on contract and the iPhone 5 would retain it's usual $199/$299 contract price. This may be debunked, and people may not think Apple would do this, but Apple has done a lot this year that I never would have guessed. I think this scenario is entirely possible.
  2. ap3604, Sep 29, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011

    ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    I would think if Apple keeps the iPhone 4 around with 2 different new models (4s and 5) that the pricing would be:

    iPh 5 = $199
    iPh 4s = $99
    iPh 4 = $0.01


    iPh 5 = $249
    iPh 4s = $149
    iPh 4 = $49

    But thats just me...
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    Actually it'd be:

    iP 5: $199
    iP 4S: $99
    iP 4: $-0.01

    So they'd actually be paying you a cent to purchase the iP 4.
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    I don't see the iPhone4 sticking around especially since it looks like the ip4s and ip5 will be world phones. Why keep a gsm and cdma version around. Also it will be using older a4 chip and older components. It seems like the ip4s and ip5 will share many components. It just does not make manufacturing sense.
  5. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    I wont be surprised if the iP4 sold like hot cakes.
    People just look at the surface price. Not too many dig deeper.
  6. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2009
    Actually the phone cost can be free on any model, as long as the monthly plan recoups it back. Here in Australia, most of our plans are giving out iPhone 4 free, and we expect the same for iPhone 5. So, this has more to do with the Telco's strategy, probably nothing to do with Apple.
  7. Maschil macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011

    its so funny though... because the iphone 4 is a really good phone in my opinion... had a droid x... but it was sluggish.....

    i guess my question is how do we balance good from best... does the iphone 4 need anything to be better? or does it just need something else to be able to match the specs of the android world????
  8. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    Why just match?
    Why not just beat the droids hardware by a factor of n(n>=2)?

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