Whenever a new iPhone gets released, Apple usually discounts the year old model, and makes the 2-year old one free on contract. Today, at the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch event, Apple also announced the new pricing for the current flagship iPhone 5s (until the iPhone 6 starts shipping, of course) and the ‘plasticky’ iPhone 5c, a preferred smartphone among teenagers.
Thus, Apple has lowered the starting price of the 8GB iPhone 5s to $99 on contract, and the iPhone 5c to ‘free‘. So, if you’re not that impressed with the current generation iPhone models, you can go ahead and make use of this nice discount. However, it’s not the first of its kind, as we’ve seen Walmart, Target and various other carriers and retailers come up with this kind of offers, probably in order to get rid of the stock.
As a reminder, the iPhone 5s comes with the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, along with the M7 motion coprocessor, 4-inch Retina display, a 8-megapixel camera and Touch ID. The iPhone 5c carries the less powerful A6 chip, the same 4-inch Retina display and 8-mp camera but now fingerprint sensor.
Considering the fact that the new iPhone duo comes with much bigger sizes, it will be really interesting to see if customers will find the old iPhones attractive enough. My bet is that many will be enticed by the iPhone 6 Plus, which is really a phablet, and I’m almost sure that current iPhone owners have always been envious of those holding Android mammoths in their hands. But then, there are many who still prefer a smaller 4-inch form factor for their phones, and they are left with no choice but to go with the older iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c options.