Do you think when next years model comes out that the 5c will drop to fill the "free on contract" spot? Or will it just be fitted with 5s internals and retain its current place in the product lineup? I could even see where next year we end up with an iPhone 6, a 5cs (upgraded 5c), and a 5c as the new lineup.
Not a few months, but a little longer. In twelve months when the next product realignment takes place because of new model introductions, the 5c will take the place of the 4S as the new "free on contract" offering.