The coming of 5th gen device is much anticipated by tech aficionados but this will also have an effect in the mobile phone lineup of Apple. As history shows, it was not many years back when iPhone 3Gs was at the limelight but with the coming of the 4th gen, the 3Gs model was offered as a free device for any two year plan. Needless to say, the star luster of the iPhone 3Gs was not as bright as before. And now that the newest device attracts attention, what will become of the older models then? Although it will not be hard to guess the answer to the said question, it is left to its fate of working in the background for a few more years or it will completely bid its good bye to the tech world.
Apart from this, dropping the iPhone 3Gs will mean that all of the offered phones now will be capable of running CDMA as well as GSM mobile carriers. This will also signify that Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T all have a new model they can offer for free for their customers. In addition, it was an exclusive item for AT&T before but the changes in the mobile line-up of Apple can allow other mobile carriers to offer the device.
Also, going up a ladder the 16GB 4s device will be available for $99 for a new two year contract while the upcoming 16GB iPhone 5 will be available for $199 on a two year contract. The 32GB is up at $299 and the 64GB is up for $399. These changes will toss the older model out of the lineup and make it available for just about any mobile carrier to sell with no contract for on-cash deals. So, what will become of this model unit?