Archive for September 2011

iPhone 4 Ship Times Lengthen

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

AppleInsider | Apple’s iPhone 4 ship times slip ahead of iPhone 5 debut

All new iPhone 4 orders in the U.S. now take one to three business days to ship through Apple, a sign that the company is running low on inventory ahead of introducing its fifth-generation model.

More importantly, this is a sign that Apple is not following the prior model of continuing to sell the “old” version of the iPhone as the low end model. Further supports the idea that we’ll see a new low-end device (perhaps off-contract) and a higher end iPhone 5.

Most intriguing theory I’ve heard is that an off-contract iPhone will replace the iPod Touch, though I’m not sure if that’s financially viable.