There was no moment of shock and awe –no dramatic new unveiling (remember the iPod nano total surprise from years back?) because, apparently, in this day and age nothing can be kept secret anymore for long.
But Apple still delivered, even if we already knew what was coming. And yes, it was basically the two things that we were expecting:
And so, Apple says goodbye to the iPhone 5. Going against its own norm, Apple decides to get rid of its previous flagship device completely rather than turn it into its lower-priced older model as was its usual practice. Instead, Apple also says goodbye to the old iPhone 4… and uses the iPhone 4S as its lower-priced older phone.
So the new iPhone lineup becomes: iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and iPhone 4S. Take note, however, that the 4S will only be available in 8GB version. That little detail will keep its price from eating into 5C territory.
The new iPhones will be released in select countries (including Singapore, which is closest to home hereabouts) by next week, September
18 20. For the rest of the world, including us, the new phones will be out by December. Can’t wait? Then time for you to book a trip out of town.
We’ll give you more details about what’s new with the iPhone 5S and the 5C in a bit. For now, what we can say is that it’s looking like iPhones will now come in S and C models henceforth.
So… did you stay up late for the announcements?
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