Apple’s aggressiveness has every weird tactic in the book. You’d think that more will always amount to more, but that doesn’t seem to fall as logical on Apple’s train of thought. We’ve heard constant rumors of Apple bringing a cheaper iPhone to the masses in September in order to address the Pre-Paid market, but BMO Capital analyst Keith Bachman claimed otherwise on a recent note to investors.
With iOS 5 being almost fully supported by the iPhone 3GS, and the rumors that it’ll become the the free-on contract iPhone for an additional year, I guess this is the cheap device that could appeal to the Pre-Paid market if the price is right. Obviously if the 3GS remains a reality for more time, the iPhone 4 will be become the budget device for the rest of us. Three iPhones in the market sounds a lot better than just one, but then again that doesn’t necessarily mean that hardware sales will increase if old iPhone 3GS customers don’t see a need to upgrade to a new device.
Given Apple’s unpredictability, you never know if the iPhone Nano see’s the light of day after all.