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China gets cheap iPhone after all: 4 remains, now 2,588 Yuan

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
News Categories: Apple, iPhone

Although many observers expected Apple to target the new iPhone 5c at the lower-end of the market, specifically to win over particularly budget-conscious Chinese consumers, the company instead has kept the 2010-vintage iPhone 4 alive in China at a new low price: 2,588 Yuan (approx. $423) off-contract, down from a previous price of 3,088 Yuan (approx. $505). This model includes 8GB of storage capacity. To help ease the cost of the iPhone 4 for consumers, Apple continues to offer a monthly installment plan of 119 Yuan (approx. $20) over 24 months.

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Apple also lowered the price of the iPhone 4s in China to 3,288 Yuan (approx. $537), also with an 8GB capacity, markedly down from 4,488 Yuan (approx. $733) before, though with 8GB of storage capacity rather than 16GB. Notably, the iPhone 4 and 4S have more limited support for Chinese cellular networks than the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s introduced today.

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How is $423 for hardware so outdated that it is bordering on relegated in terms of new app support “cheap”?

Sounds like flushing $423 down the toilet to me.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on September 10, 2013 at 1:41 PM (PDT)

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