Apple have confirmed that their veritable iPhone 3GS model is to be discontinued in the next few weeks, when low stocks run dry, never to be replenished.
Launched in 2009, the iPhone 3GS offered a mobile data speed boost over the iPhone 3G, and became one of the best-selling smartphones of all time. Though its screen now pales in comparison when put against Apple's Retina displays, it's still a reliable and well-serving handset, as noted by Apple's intention to bring the new iOS 6 updates to the iPhone 3GS (though it's not yet certain if all the new features will be compatible).
Apple will now instead concentrate on the new iPhone 5, last year's iPhone 4S and its predecessor the iPhone 4.
As the cheapest in their range, the iPhone 4 will now come free on contracts, with monthly fees expected to be low.
Via: Pocket Lint