Apple's new iPhone lineup

It is really surprising to hear form this report than Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5 for the low cost iPhone 5C and let the iPhone 4S live. If this does happen, then iPhone 5C will not be as low cost as people have expected and that Apple will still have a lineup with two different aspect ratios and two different connector ports!
— The Frustum
Source: Apple.com

Source: Apple.com

Looks like the unlikely (or so it seemed at that time) report of Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities I posted sometime back is indeed true and the iPhone 5 is no more. Apple is going to sell the iPhone 4S (8GB), iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. This did not make sense at that time as I mentioned before, having the iPhone 4S in the lineup means, all the iPhones are not of the same screen size. But also mentioned in the post was reference to an article suggesting that iPhone 5 manufacturing process was not the easiest and it makes sense for Apple to have only iPhone 5S. From what it looks, iPhone 5C looks easier to manufacture since its plastic. So Apple did surprise many today by laying to rest their most successful iPhone ever. But hey did you see the iPhone 5S, it is a beast!