Talk about a last minute rumor. Less than 24 hours before Apple is expected to announce the next-generation iPhone, 9to5Mac has unleashed a couple of interesting tidbits that might end up being the official release date and pricing of the iPhone 4S, a device that might be the device known as the iPhone 5.
According to their sources, the iPhone 4S will release in three different flavors – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB – and they will be priced at $99, $199, and $299 respectively. That would mean that the pricing of the 64GB iPhone 4S would replace the current pricing of the iPhone 4 32GB while the 32GB iPhone 4S would replace the pricing of Apple’s current 16GB iPhone 4 model.
In addition, an 8GB iPhone 4 model will apparently cost $49 in an effort to tackle cheaper Android phones. As for the iPhone 3GS, it will apparently drop all the way down to free, on-contract. Apple also might be selling the iPhone 3GS unlocked.
Apple is also readying its retail stores for an October 14th launch for the iPhone with stores opening at 7am in preparation for the rush on Friday morning. This is the second time that we’ve heard October 14th which means that it currently is the front-runner.
Earlier today, Germany’s Vodafone website seemed to tip the iPhone 4S as the new name for the next iPhone.
Luckily, we’ll find all of this out for sure tomorrow at Apple’s “Talk iPhone” event, which starts at 10am PST.
Be sure to tune in to GBM for extensive coverage of the event.