Did your emotions cool down yet or you’re still reliving yesterday’s events? We are referring to the announcement of the duo of new iPhones 6, obviously, as it was the news of the day. Of course, the fact that the 6th generation of iPhones is now official doesn’t mean that previous models are suddenly going to disappear. They will, however, get new price tags – Apple just lowered the prices on iPhone 5S to $99 and offers iPhone 5C for free after unveiling the iPhone 6.
New prices on Apple iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C
You will be able to get both phones at these prices only if you sign a new two-year contract with a carrier, obviously. The iPhone 5S for $99 comes with 16 GB of internal memory; however, you can also choose a 32 GB version. In this case the device will set you back $149. The iPhone 5C, on the other hand, is available for free only with 8 GB of built-in storage.
The move is not surprising at all. Apple has been practicing the politics of cutting prices of older models after launching the latest addition to the family for years. And let’s admit it, it has its advantages. A year-old high-end phone is still a great offering and when it’s offered for half of its original price or, like the mid-range iPhone 5C, for free, it becomes a tasty morsel for many users. Plus, it helps Apple to make more room on the shelves for the newest iPhone.
With the iPhone 6 announced, the iPhone 5S and 5C got pushed a notch down. The iPhone ladder, however, has a limited number of rungs which means that the iPhone 4S will officially become discontinued. The phone has been available for three full years which is long enough for it to become outdated by today’s standards and not it’s time we say goodbye.
The iPhone 6 and its bigger companion iPhone 6 Plus are awesome devices, but if you don’t feel the need to own the latest of the bunch then Apple’s decision to drop the price of the iPhone 5S and 5C will definitely make you very happy.
Which of Apple’s older models will you be aiming for?