Sources inside of Apple’s supply chain say Indian consumers will soon bid farewell to Apple’s iPhone 4.
According to knowledgeable industry insiders, the company has decided to yank its iPhone 4 from India, the world’s second most populous nation.
The Times of India reports that iPhone 4 supplies are running low and Apple isn’t replenishing stock as a means to drive sales of its current generation iPhone models.
Despite the fact that the iPhone 4 has been one of the strongest selling smartphones in India to date, Apple wants consumers to get with the times and move beyond a four year old product.
“It’s also advantageous for Apple to ditch the iPhone 4 because of software support,” explains Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch. “The smartphone is now four years old, and while it does technically support iOS 7, it doesn’t offer a number of the new operating system’s features, like turn-by-turn navigation, panorama mode, AirPlay mirroring or Siri to name just a few.”