Apple confirmed on Thursday that the iPhone 3GS has stopped production and the iPhone 4 will replace it to become the free contract phone.
Insiders had previously expected Apple iPhone 3GS will be sold in developing countries as a non-contract product, but Apple has confirmed that they do not intend to do so.
Last year with the release of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS became Apple first free mobile phone with a two-year contract on its core markets in the United States, which is to take Apple to break into the low-end market they had never considered competing.
However, with the iPhone 5 launch on Wednesday, iPhone 4S was transferred to the $99 price, but the iPhone 4 just released in 2010 has become Apple’s new free phone.
In fact, there has been rumors last week that the 2009 debut iPhone 3GS will be retired with the latest iPhone 5 release.