Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 4 in India
posted by Michael H. / Jan 14, 2014, 7:10 PM
The iPhone 5s and 5c have been something of a dud so far in India, because the devices are simply too expensive for users there. As a result, Apple has seen its market share drop in the country. So, there is a new rumor going around that Apple will re-introduce the iPhone 4 at somewhere around $250 in order to try to attract more users.
This is definitely a bit of a risky move, if it is true. Few mobile devices age well past the two year mark, and Apple products are no different. The iPhone 4 can technically run iOS 7, but many users have found performance to be somewhat lacking. The move would certainly give customers a viable option from Apple at a pretty good price point, but given that the Moto G is expected to be released in India towards the end of this month.
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Well at least ios 7.1 runs a lot better on it. Also, the iphone 4 was popular in India before they discontinued it. It was the 3rd best selling phone there.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 7:13 PM 0
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This is called dumping. Hope people realize that in India, if it is ever re-released.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 11:05 PM 6
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people here don't buy apple phones for specs or anything they buy for status value .. If they had released apple iPhone 3g here at 200$ even that would sell more than any other phone... apple is not cool here .. apple is all about pride here... sad but true story...
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 2:56 AM 0
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Just replying to you so that everyone sees this. Apple is not releasing the iPhone 4 at $250. That price will be the lowest price if you exchange your old phones from other OEMs. To get iPhone 4 for that $250 price, you need to return mid-high end galaxies, xperias or Lumias.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 12:23 AM 2
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This might not be a good move Big A. Since the 5C isn't selling as well in India, just drop the price. Better they move for less, than sit for more. This post is jedii approved.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 7:15 PM 3
I don't think it'd really make sense for them to give one country a discount on the 5C to boost sales. Offering the 4 again seems to make more sense.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 8:02 PM 3
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The iPhone 4 was unveiled on June 7th 2010. It's now January 2014. If Motorola can make a quad core 720p phone with 16gig of storage and 1gig of ram for $199 in late 2013 why even bother with a phone that is almost 4 years old? Even the Nokia 521 outclasses that phone. It's like one step forward (iPhone 5s) and two steps back (iPhone 5c) but worst.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 7:39 PM 12
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Does a nokia 521 have a high res screen, with ff camera and flash? Nope. But $250 is still ridiculous anyhow.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 7:48 PM 0
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Here is my dumb suggestion: take the iPhone 4 to 1GB of RAM...
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 7:42 PM 2
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Oh, Apple thinks we are stupid. Not good you bad fruit! You just can't sell a 4 year old phone at that price. Like always, India has become a dumping place for these companies!
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 7:53 PM 3
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Michael H. do not put a racist statement. Have you ever tried to find out how many no contract iphones are bought by people of your country. Even in US there are not many customers for $650 phone. At one side you write a country which is going to be second largest country for smartphone. On the other side you don't even make a sense of what you write. Hope your editor reads this.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 9:46 PM 0
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To the author of article, Please don't use a Country's National Flag like that..
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 10:31 PM 2
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posted on Jan 15, 2014, 1:24 AM 0
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Indians are Buying 521 instead of a useless 4 year old phone.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 11:40 PM 2
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People who are stupid enough to buy this "dumped" phone probably deserve it. In India those who buy Apple logo just do it for the flaunt value. The sensible ones buy the much better options available with WP and Android OS.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 1:09 AM 1
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infibeam.com/smartphones/#price.min=715&price.max=16445&store=smartphones&page=1 here is the list of phones i can get for $250 in India.Apple thinks Indians are fools,but doesn't know how foolish it is.Why ppl would buy ip4 when they can get a smartphone with quad core processor,5 inches screen,1gb ram and 8mp camera under $250.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 5:36 AM 1
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