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iPhone 5 is being replaced - no price drop for axed phone

iPhone 5 is being replaced - so no price drop for axed phone
iPhone 5 - not being replaced

The iPhone 5 will not go through a price drop as prior iPhones have done, but will instead be replaced with the iPhone 5C.

The iPhone 5 was released last year by Apple, but the arrival of a second new iPhone that is aimed at the more budget market means that it will be put straight out to pasture.

It's not all doom and gloom for the iPhone 5 - it will be getting the iOS 7 update. And for those that want to know when, the iOS 7 release date is September 18.

Big hit

The iPhone 5 was the first longer iPhone, and it has been a big success for Apple despite some early difficulties with the software (especially maps).

The arrival of the 5C was always likely to push the iPhone 5 out of the Apple family and so it have proved.

The decision to entirely replace the iPhone 5 was announced by Tim Cook before the introduction of its successors on September 10.

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.