Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Mmm... I wouldn't be sure about that. If anything, it would replace the 4S.
It all depends on what this device is for. If it is for the U.S. market at all, I can guarantee you there will be no other iPhones for sale from Apple besides this one, and the 5S.
This device is not going to be dirt cheap, and it is not going to be the same cost as the flagship model. The only price points for it to enter, on-contract, are $0 and $99.
Now it is entirely possible, if they don't wish to do away with either of those price points, they simply make an 8 GB model and 16 GB model and call it $0 and $99.
Makes a lot more sense to me, and will be a lot less confusing to consumers. There is the "entry level iPhone" just like there are "entry level" MacBooks....$0 to $99 subsidized. And $399 to $449 off-contract. It is a consumer level iPhone (meaning, for people who think they want an iPhone but don't have $200 to spend, and wouldn't know the difference if they did).
It subtly reminds users of the 3GS/White MacBook days, and instantly strikes the right chord.
For everyone else, for everyone that has owned a 4S or a 5....your next iPhone will be the iPhone 5S.
This all makes too much sense to ignore.
Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton
And what of iPad 2 and iPod Classic? Or the Apple-branded 30-pin USB cables and accessories?
I wouldn't count on the iPad 2 existing beyond October of this year...and the iPod Classic is hardly significant enough to matter.