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Apple to discontinue iPhone 5 as soon as it launches iPhone 5S?

0. phoneArena 24 Jul 2013, 09:28 posted on

Apple might have a groundbreaking change coming in its iPhone sales model. Instead of just cutting the price of the last year's model, this time it might altogether discontinue the iPhone 5...

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posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:31 51

1. Kurai (unregistered)


Why not discontinue the whole iphone lineup?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:40 23

4. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Sure, let Android run a monopoly - that'll work out for everyone. Got any other genius ideas?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:15 15

15. Kurai (unregistered)


Sure, android running a monopoly isn't a bad idea at all. Unlike ios, android devices are made from different companies, so prices will not be affected. It will be a matter of how they will present the devices.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:27 5

19. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Are you for real? Before I go off on a rant about competition and monopoly, I want to know if you're honestly serious, or just pushing buttons.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:54

25. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


What scares me is I think he's serious.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:57 2

26. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


In which case, I don't think he's worth an intellectual rant. There's no arguing with fanboys.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:16 4

31. Kurai (unregistered)


i didn't even mention android in the first place. And now you're saying i'm a fanboy? you assumed that i'm an android fanboy because of the prifile picture isn't it?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:27

32. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Or the fact that you said and the iPhone line up. Sorry to break it to Ya but the iPhone is good for the industry.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 18:41 1

49. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


good as in good for china right?

yes the trend is finally manufacturing in the us

but how has apple been good for the us?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:36 2

34. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


You didn't directly bring it up, but you agreed that "Sure, android running a monopoly isn't a bad idea at all." Only an Android fanboy would claim an Android monopoly is good for the industry. Rooted in the belief that what's good for him is good for all.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:34 7

33. duder52 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


what monopoly? Windows, blackberry, ubuntu and firefox don't count?

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:38 1

35. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Are you serious right now? All 4 of those platform don't equal 10% of the market. Two of them don't equal .1%

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:44 3

36. Kurai (unregistered)


And by the way, Apple is the one monopolizing brainwashed fanboys here not android lol

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:55 2

37. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot. Just because you don't like iOS doesn't make everyone who uses it a brainwashed fanboy/sheep. Some people choose iOS simply because they like it best. That's about as far from a monopoly as I can think of.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:47 3

41. thequota (Posts: 43; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


most people who say they like apple can never give a valid reason other than oh well its a iphone.,,

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:03 1

38. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Most people who like iOS like it because it the easiest to use. No one is brainwashed beside you troll.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 18:44 1

50. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


easiest to use for whom? easy people

easy people who need a leash to understand where to go next?

well sorry to spill the bad news. ios is horrible to multi taskers and customization and no changing cases or the color isn't what i refer to as customization

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:59

59. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


"ios is horrible to multi taskers and customization"

That's not a leash, it's a specialty. The fact that Android phones from LG and Samsung have a "Starter Mode" tells me there are more "easy people" out there than you realize. Not everyone is a multitasker/power user.

ETA: PhoneArena, please fix your banned words list. "leash, it's" is not a four-letter word.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:37

46. duder52 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


One falls, another rises to take it's place. Symbian, meet ios. iOS meet any of the 4 previously mentioned. That's how it works.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:49 4

6. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Haters need something to feed.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:52 1

8. Dastrix (unregistered)


Because you're not the CEO; Tim Cook is.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:04 3

10. aryanfr1 (Posts: 121; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


because then apple has to lower the iP5 and will get lower margin and cheap iPhone cannibalizes the costly ones
just as what ipod was done by ipad and now ipad mini is doing to ipad

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:33 12

2. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


That means there will be no difference in 5s and 5...thats y they will take this move

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:02

9. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Who needs the S model then, just increase the number annually.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:05 1

39. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


They will do this bcuz if they sell the iphone 5 they have to reduce its price ...ppl will buy the 5 rather than the 5S (Since every 1 knows this 2 will be the same thing).....so this will result in low revenue .....

F**K you apple !!! give ppl choices !! or go rot in the dumpster in a few years...

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:38 2

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Apple has tended to want to offer 3 entry points - high, medium and low. If they discontinue the last years model, they are left with only 2 - high and low. I doubt they will do that, as cutting out the middle tier gives a further incentive to a customer to go shopping elsewhere.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 09:42 3

5. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


I disagree. Their fans are so loyal I don't think they have to worry about anyone going elsewhere. The fans are going to get the 5S as planned. If this is too expensive, they'll get the lite. It's actually a quite brilliant plan.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:29

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It is not about the fans - they are going to buy the latest and greatest. The middle tier is targeted at the Android/WP/BB owner who doesn't want to drop $200 for a new phone. There are plenty of good options from Android in the $100 range - even the GS IV might be available at that price when the iP5S finally ships....

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:44 1

24. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 174; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


Your completely wrong on that one. I work for an ATT retail store and we sell tons more of the iphone 4 and the 4s then the 5. Most people do not want to drop 200 for a phone and they opt for the .99 4 and the 100 4s since there is not much of a difference between the iPhones

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 11:00

28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Thank you for making my point - that there is a viable $100 market. The $100 market is presently served by the 1 year old model. The iPlite is probably targeted at the $1 market.

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