In the process of opening up the way for its latest announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has lowered the prices of the old generation iPhones.
The 8GB version of iPhone 5c now costs $0 on two- year contract, while the 16GB iPhone 5s will swill start at $99 with a two-year agreement.
Prices and availability of the devices haven’t been yet announced for UK and Australia.
Its the same old strategy the company follows everytime a new flagship handset is exhibited in order to increase the spectra of the number of customers it can target at various price range.
Apple unveiled two new iPhones at its most anticipated launch event in the last 4 years which according to the CEO Tim Cook are the “best iPhones” the company has ever produced. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is built around a 5.5″ IPS LCD display with an Retina HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Brian White, an analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, called it “the most widely anticipated new product unveiling in the tech world this year.” And even that may be an understatement.
The iPhone 6 Plus enable you to make payments by using Apple Pay – Apple’s own first time system, NFC payment system. NFC allows devices to exchange information wirelessly over very short distances.
The iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders commence on September 12 and shipments being a week later, on September 19.
The ballyhoo launch held Tuesday at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts near its corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif as update earlier on our website in the article.
The event was the D-day for CEO Cook as he hasn’t yet taken any major steps to put the company into new markets beyond those established by his former lead Steve Jobs, by the launch of “magical” iPad tablet in 2010.
About two-thirds of Apple’s sales are obtained from the iPhone and iPad, but the markets for those gadgets are becoming saturated, with the entry of rivals from Amazon to Google to Microsoft to Samsung.
Until today, the iPhone 5S started at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB, all with a two-year contract. Off contract, the phone retailed for $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB, and $849 for 64GB.
We can retrieve more information once the Apple Store is back online.