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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Miller93, Aug 13, 2013.
I don't think that will happen.
But no matter what, my 4S will be replaced by a even cheaper 5. Then i'll wait for the 6 with hopefully a better and more robust design.
Plain and simple BS.
What are the sources? Just someone coming out with some sort of reasoning is enough to predict Apple's plans?
Also, it would be against Apple's own interest as the Q4 would get inevitably affected.
The 4S is not being replaced with anything.
A slightly updated 5, called the 5S will be introduced with iOS7. There will also be a new cheaper plastic 5.
If you want change you will have to wait on the 6.
Uhm....i was referring to MY 4s! I will replace mine with a 5 that will be even cheaper when the 5S is announced.
Don't think apple would wait a month and a half between announcement and release. They have spoiled us in they past by giving a week or two tops.
You are all fools for clicking on the link. Hook, line and sinker.
I think the 5 will be discontinued, so I don't think you'll get it cheaper.
Yeah if so, do you think they will just put all the remaining 5's in the gargabe?! All those BestBuy and other electronic supermarkets still have them in stock. And i can imagine a nice discount on them.
There's close to 0% chance Apple will make an announcement, then let the buzz wear off and sell the device 6 weeks later. That's just a stupid article trying to get visitors to the website.
There is more than a 0% chance Apple will do this and they have before. Just recently they announced the MacPro and it's going to be more than 2 months from the announcement to the release date. When they announced the original iPhone it was over 5 months before it finally came out. I'm not saying this will happen but I'm also not going out on a limb and say Apple will never do it either.
Is that article from the UK? If so, I can believe the late release date. Don't other countries usually have their release date later than in the US?
They only just discontinued the 3GS last fall. The 4 and 4S are still in production. Why would they discontinue the 5?
And if they did, that would only make it all the more certain that they will be available at a cheaper price. Apple and their retail partners will want to clear them out.
What's new this time is the rumored iPhone "5C". Until last year the previous models would just move a peg down the subsidized pricing chart. However, now there's the 5C which would occupy that spot. Also, all older models use the old connector.
If anything I think that makes it more likely that they'll discontinue the 4s to slide the 5c into the slot below the 5. They should be phasing out the models that use the old connector, and have the smaller screen.
If the 5C has a rumored price point around $450 - 500; the iPhone 5 would have a tough spot to squeeze in between that and the iPhone 5S and maintain sufficient market separation.
But replacing a premium product with a budget (relatively speaking) alternative doesn't seem like Apple's M.O.
I can see them going with more of an "iPhone 5 for everyone!" campaign. Keep the 5 as the standard model, introduce the 5s as the new premium, and the 5c as the budget version. Thus, Apple gets everyone on an iPhone 5 faster, and phases out the older hardware.