Prepare to file this one under ‘Confusing’. From out of India, we’re told that Apple is bringing back the iPhone 4 in a bid to claw back market share from Samsung et al.
But a little digging around suggests the humble iPhone 4 never stopped being sold. In certain markets, at least.
Here in the UK – and most other territories including the US – the iPhone 4 is no more, with the current line-up comprised of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
There’s been much criticism leveled at Apple since it’s thus far failed to provide an affordable alternative to Android’s low-end army, but Tim Cook reiterates that the Californians are firmly focused on the premium market.
A full-on iPhone 4 resurrection would of course be headline news, but despite India’s The Economic Times getting all sensationalist, it reports that a relatively modest 50,000-60,000 entered the country in December 2013.
Similarly, a gander at China's Apple site shows the iPhone 4 in all its modest glory. Who needs a cheap iPhone 5c?
A slightly baffling non-story then. Essentially the iPhone 4 is still being sold in some territories, and in presumably small volumes, but don’t expect to see it attack the Moto G outside those emerging markets.