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

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  1. batmankobe24 macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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    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

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    I agree with sunapple. Finally Apple can stop selling devices that use the 30pin connector. And also get rid of the 3.5" display.
     
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    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

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    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

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    Makes me feel outdated since my phone is a 4S.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

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    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.
     
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  11. pure-rockstar macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    If apple stick to their pattern, yes the 4s will be discontinued.
     
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    There's really no way in hell they keep producing new 3.5" phones.
     
  19. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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 601

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    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

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    What? lol I feel so late.
     
  23. MA-86 macrumors member

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    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

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    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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