Older Apple iOS products sold at a discounted price, like the iPhone 3GS and first-generation iPad, are often more popular than newer devices running the Google Android operating system, a new report claims.
This is smart deal – sell older technology at an entry price to get people hooked. I’m not sure anyone else could sell almost 2 year old devices at the levels that Apple does. But, because of their ecosystem, these devices are still incredibly useful. Would a 2 year old Samsung phone still be driving sales?
Apple should consider always having a low tier piece of hardware that is based on previous generation specs. They can still make money and introduce more people to the iOS ecosystem.