When the new iPhone gets announced — whatever it is — the iPhone 4S will be discounted, the iPhone 4 will be even further discounted, but what will happen to the ancient iPhone 3GS? According to one analyst, Apple is preparing it as a prepaid device in developing nations.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek claims that Apple has signed a deal “with a major global distributor,” and will knock the purchase price down to $200-$250, without any sort of subsidy. This would put it in a price range where people could afford to purchase it as a prepaid device, and use it without contract — even though it’s three years old.
As usual, this is an analyst’s claims, so doesn’t hold much water, but it would be an interesting move by Apple if true.