Apple to discontinue iPhone 3GS, introduce a 8GB iPhone 4

Macworld Australia Staff
7 September, 2012
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Apple is expected to announce a new iPhone next week and with Apple retail stores experiencing a shortage in iPhone 3GS models, reports are suggesting Apple will discontinue the iPhone 3GS, making the iPhone 4 the new entry-level smartphone for Apple.

According to a new report from The TelegraphApple’s iPhone 4 8GB model will be the entry-level iPhone, with sources close to retailers suggesting that an 8GB version of the 4S could be introduced, while the new iPhone 5 will reportedly be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.

As noted on Apple’s website, certain iOS 6 features will only be available from iPhone 4 and 4S models, however current model holders will receive the upgrade with Apple listing the iPhone 3GS as compatible with the new mobile operating system.

Apple’s iPhone 3GS was announced in 2009.




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