Sayonara 3GS, and hello nano-SIMs for iPhone 5?

Sayonara 3GS, and hello nano-SIMs for iPhone 5?Apple surprised a lot of people when it announced that iOS 6 would be compatible – albeit in a watered-down fashion – with the three-year-old iPhone 3GS.

Android’s success is due in no small part to its low-end offerings, so it’d make sense – in theory – to keep the iPhone 3GS around to battle them. However, a fresh new rumour suggests that the iPhone 3GS will in fact disappear in the wake of the September 12 iPhone 5 launch.

Said rumour is reported by The Telegraph, thanks to a typically anonymous source. Needless to say, Apple declined to comment. Does anyone ever comment?

If true, that’d make the 8GB iPhone 4 Apple’s entry-level offering by default, presumably picking up the iPhone 3GS’ current price point, or thereabouts.

There’s also the suggestion that an 8GB iPhone 4S might be introduced. Interesting.

Finally, we’re told that the iPhone 5 will rock – get ready for it – a tiny wee nano-SIM. Exciting. You might remember there was a bit of a fiasco concerning the nano-SIM design a few months back. Yawn.

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blizzard7  Sep. 7, 2012 at 22:05

The difference in price of an 8 GB chip and a 16 GB chip is around £2. Not like that matters to any manufacturers of course.

Pondlife  Sep. 8, 2012 at 00:59

Yeah but that difference between 8gb and 16gb might make someone buy the 5 instead of 4S so even if it was cheaper they'd still do it.


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