Do you think Apple will stop selling the iPhone 4S after the 6 comes out?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by batmankobe24, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. batmankobe24 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    Or will they keep it since it will be able to update to IOS 8?
  2. sunapple macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I think they will indeed stop selling the 4S, because they can now have a full Lightning equipped 4"+ line of models starting with maybe the 5C at $400.

    The iPhone 4 can still run iOS 7, but isn't sold anymore so I guess support for the latest iOS doesn't really matter.
  3. joshkhaos1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2014
    Yes they will phase the 4S out. Will be interesting to see if they keep the 5C around too. I would imagine the 5C will become the free phone, the 5S will be the 5C now, and the 6 will be the premium phone.
  4. GalvaJ macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2011
    I agree with sunapple. Finally Apple can stop selling devices that use the 30pin connector. And also get rid of the 3.5" display.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
  6. Ninjuit, Jul 28, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014

    Ninjuit macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Well Apple stopped selling the iPhone 4, even though it could upgrade to iOS 7, so I'll imagine they'll do the same this time.

    It makes sense as well, with the 5C becoming the "Free on contract" option and the 5S being the "$99 on contract" option. Hopefully they keep higher storage options this time if the rumours about the 6 are true.
  7. Crichton333 macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2014
    Depends, someone said they will be pushing the 4S in some countries as the "affordable" iPhone. In Asia and such.
  8. batmankobe24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    Makes me feel outdated since my phone is a 4S. But since the 4S can be updated to IOS 8 I guess I'll keep it for now.
  9. dragon671556 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2013
    I still have a 4S as well. I didn't purchase mine until last April though. I'll keep my 4S for a bit longer; it'll depend on if I switch from ATT to Verizion or not.
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
  11. pure-rockstar macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    They can keep selling them till they run out. Are they even still making those?
  12. makerleone macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2014
    Do they still sell the 4S in the United States? I thought it was only being sold in emerging markets where people wanted a cheaper alternative to the 5S / 5C.
  13. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    If apple stick to their pattern, yes the 4s will be discontinued.
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Its probably about time they stopped producing it if I am honest. Makes little sense to the rest of the range.
  15. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012

    Lol that's a pretty broad area don't you think?
  16. joshkhaos1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2014
    I would wait and see how others react to it being on there 4S. Downloading iOS 7 to iPhone 4's practically shut those bad boys down.


    Still shows up on under the iPhone section.
  17. Crichton333 macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2014
    Well probably the lower tier countries like India lol, did you think they will sell cheap iPhones in rich Japan.
  18. Izauze macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2013
    There's really no way in hell they keep producing new 3.5" phones.
  19. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    They can sell them in emerging countries, not in the US and Europe.
    I guess their next product line will be 5C, 5S and 6
  20. batmankobe24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    So you think they'll get rid of the iPhone 5 too? That phone was released in 2012. I doubt they'll take it out. And is still a real good phone.
  21. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    At $450 MSRP, it's still not particularly cheap. :rolleyes:

    Apple has already gotten rid of the 5. They replaced it with the 5C (which costs them cheaper to manufacture). :rolleyes:
  22. batmankobe24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    What? lol I feel so late.
  23. MA-86 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    I am pretty sure that 4S will be discontinued (at least in EU and USA and other richer regions of the world), 5S will be discontinued as well (Apple won't be keeping 2 phone models with metal chassis and fingerprint sensor in their lineup otherwise less people might upgrade to the iPhone 6) so 5C will soldier on as their entry level phone unchanged internally and I think it will be updated to 5S internals when 6S comes out next year as to keep it far enough behind the latest and greatest iPhone.
  24. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2010
    Best looking and most comfortable iphone ever. If I had black one that was somehow 100Gbs it'd be the perfect phone.

    Only flaw is that it's incredibly fragile. One drop to a hard surface and it's toast.

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