Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: Rumors | Apple

 

iPhone 3GS to be Free on Contract once iPhone 5 is Out

Analyst predicts Apple cutting iPhone 3GS price to $0 w/ contract and $399 unlocked.

Jun 29 2011, 10:12am CDT | by

1 Updates
iPhone 3GS to be Free on Contract once iPhone 5 is Out
 
 

Comments

Full Story

iPhone 3GS to be Free on Contract once iPhone 5 is Out

The rumor mill and predictions around an Apple iPhone Lite are still going strong. Today according to Forbes, analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital issued a note predicting to offer the iPhone 3GS for free with contract in the United States. Right now the iPhone 3GS is selling for $49 w/ contract. The free offer would double Apple's global market opportunity and re-accelerate iPhone market share growth outside of North America.

I am not sure about this. In Europe the iPhone 4 is already offered for free in many countries when you choose the highest contract. Free is not that unique. If Apple wants to make headway in the budget smartphone segment than they need a compelling pre-paid offer. If Apple would offer the iPhone 3GS for under $300 unlocked this would drive dramatic sales around the world.

But then I still not sold on the idea that Apple is going to aggressively enter the budget phone market. I can imagine it more with the old 3GS, but not with a new designed iPhone Lite.

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 1

Centurion Corp acquires Penang land to develop workers dorm

Source: The Edge Singapore

Centurion Corporation said it has agreed to acquire a piece of land located at Seberang Perai Selatan in Penang, Malaysia, for RM6.3 million ($2.45 million). This marks the group’s first acquisition in another state of Malaysia outside of ...
Source: The Edge Singapore   Full article at: The Edge Singapore Aug 12 2014, 9:21am CDT
 


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Casper Smart back again with Jennifer Lopez
Casper Smart back again with Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez and her ex Casper Smart are back together again with each other.
 
 
iWatch Postponed to 2015 says Analyst
iWatch Postponed to 2015 says Analyst
As reported yesterday, I believe that at this point in late summer it is 2013 all over again. The iWatch is again not coming despite heavy rumors. Now an analyst report supports my claim.
 
 
Apple Stock to Rise over $100 Today?
Apple Stock is Now Over $100 for the First Time after Stock Split
The Apple Stock passed the $100 milestone yesterday. In pre-market trading AAPL is still trading above $100 today. I
 
 
Black Friday 2014 is in 99 Days
Black Friday 2014 is in 99 Days
We just past the 100 days mark until Black Friday 2014.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.