Apple is expected to unveil the companys new iPhone lineup in two weeks, on Sept. 9. Now weve received an indicationthat the 32 GB iPhone 5c probably wont be around after that date. The high-capacity handset is now retired at Verizon, according to AppleInsider.
Relying on an anonymous tip, the report notes that the company plans to sell its remaining inventory and then will not replenish ahead of the anticipated Sept. 9 unveiling of Apple’s fall 2014 iPhone lineup.
Validating this tip is the Verizon online store, which currently lists the 32 GB handset as sold out in all colors except blue. The 16 GB remains fully stocked, as well as all versions of the iPhone 5s.
In addition to discontinuing the 32 GB iPhone 5c, the No. 1 carrier in the U.S. is also heavily discounting the iPhone 5s. The 16 GB model is available for $99.99 on contract, while the 32 GB is priced at $149.99. The 64 GB model is available for $199.99. Originally, these models were priced at $199, $299, and $399, respectively.
Apple is expected to announce a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6″ very soon. They are also likely to retire the iPhone 4s.
One 2013 iPhone model is probably going to be carried over to the new year. Based on todays news, that model could be the 16 GB iPhone 5c. Apple could also elect to keep the 16 GB iPhone 5s around for another year.