Historically when do the carriers discount their stock of previous iPhone model?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigmac58, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. bigmac58 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Sorry but I can't find the answer to this question so I'm posting here for some opinions. I'm hoping to snag an iPhone 4s for my wife after they announce the next generation phone which appears to be soon. I know that generally Apple will make a cheaper version of the previous model with half the memory but if you act quickly you can get a decent deal on current models from the carriers as they try and clear out their stock. Since we now have a possible date of announcement (I know its not confirmed), in the past when have the carriers began the process of clearing this stock out? Her upgrade is 8/17 so the timing is pretty good I think.

  2. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    Generally speaking, they don't.

    When the next iPhone is announced, Apple will likely say that the current models are now 'on sale' at $50 off until stocks run out, but there won't be any big sales.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    They mean the storage capacity.

    The iPhone 4 was originally sold in 16GB and 32GB versions.

    It's now available in an 8GB version only.

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