The Apple iPhone 4 has been discontinued. However, the discontinued iPhone has a new lease on life, as the Cupertino firm has resumed production for emerging markets. One of which is India.
According to Economic Times, “Apple has broken with tradition and revived the production of iPhone 4 just for India, Indonesia and Brazil, said three senior executives with direct knowledge of the company's plan.
“The maker of iPads and MacBooks is betting the lower price point will help it wrest volumes from Samsung's Grand and S4 Mini, and recoup market share that has slumped, largely because it didn't have phones that were cheap enough.
“This is the first time that Apple has resumed the production of a discontinued phone. The company prides itself on pushing the design and technology envelope with every release and progressively stops the sale of older models. Apple's Foxconn vendor in China has restarted production of the iPhone 4 just for India and the other two markets, according to the people cited above.”
The Indian business news site adds, “Fresh iPhone 4 stocks, which have reached retail stores in the past 10 days, bear a December 2013 manufacturing date. Trade partners have been informed that new arrivals, reaching next week, would have been manufactured in January. The iPhone 4 production capacity could not be ascertained, but trade estimates put the number of phones that came to India in the first phase at 50,000-60,000.”
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