Apple is yet to confirm the existence of iPhone Lite and iPhone 5S, but the iPod maker have already decided to axe the production of latest -generation iPhone this fall. That's not all, Apple could discontinue iPhone 4 and 4S, in order to make room for iPhone Lite, which is rumored to be announced alongside iPhone 5S in September.
Reportedly, Korea'sET News sheds light on the current planning of Apple. The tech vendor will be introducing new iPhone with all -new Lightning connector lineup (that includes iPhone Lite and iPhone 5S). In any circumstances, Apple has to discontinue old models, and then only consumers will buy updated iPhone models.
Further the report also says the in-cell technology used on the iPhone 5's touch screen cannot be produced for low-volume production. This means Apple might discontinue iPhone 5, so that the tech vendor can focus its energies on next-generation hardware. It is said that iPhone 5S will be similar to current generation iPhone, except few cosmetic changes have been added.
This report should be taken with a grain of salt because Apple is known for supporting its devices for a period of time. The iPhone 4 is still available in the market despite the launch of iPhone 5 late last year. However, Apple stunned everyone when the iMac maker introduced iPad 4 just seven months after the unveiling of iPad 3.
It is to be seen whether Apple discontinu iPhone 5 after announcing its successor. But now it seems that the iPad maker will finally show coffin to iPhone 4 and might announce retirement plans for 4S as well. The next-generationo of iPhone and low-cost iPhone could make Apple more popular in the emerging countries.
The coming of iPhone 5S won't make much difference to consumers residing here in India. Apple still sells iPhone 4 in the country at a discounted price. And the result is in front of us. Because of iPhone 4, Apple managed to become an important smartphone player in a third world country. Interestingly, the company sold fewer iPhone 5Ss in the Indian market. The reason behind its high price. Stay tuned to GizBot.