A recent report from The Guardian said that India was set to become the second largest smartphone market in the world this year, behind only China. And now another rumor is saying that Apple might be hoping to cash in on this emerging market by re-releasing a budget device, which by Apple standards means the 4 year old iPhone 4.
They might as well try it, seeing as the iPhone 5s and 5c have been a dud so far in the country,. The reason is because the devices are too expensive for users there. And so, Apple has seen its market share drop in the country. So re-introducing the iPhone 4 at somewhere around $250 in order to try to attract more users makes sense.
The iPhone 4 can technically run iOS 7, but users have found performance to be lacking. This move would certainly give customers an option from Apple at a pretty good price point, so it seems like a good move. We will have to watch this story closely and when we learn more, we will let you know. It is a bold plan if true.
Source Phone Arena