Apple will be stopping the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 when it unveils the next generation iPhone this fall…as per an unconfirmed report from Korean tech site. While can’t confirm the provenance of the information. The importance is that Apple has in the past kept the previous 2 generation of gadgets and used them to target the basic smartphone market-though really, it is the basic level of the mid-range.
At present, Apple sells the three-generation old iPhone 4 for free with a two-year agreement, the two-generation old iPhone 4S for $99 with an agreement, and the iPhone 5 beginning at $199 with a two-year agreement. After that path, Apple would be anticipated to launch the iPhone 5S this fall, and keep the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 to fill the lower prices. If the report has it right, Apple will ditch the 2 older generations and use a much-rumored affordable iPhone alone to satisfy the lower ends of the market.
Apple has been said to be making a fresh entry-level iPhone design using plastic for the case and other methods to lower the price. The concept is that Apple needs this kind of device to be more competitive in emerging markets.