iPhone 5 Release Could Bring End To iPhone 3GS: Report

09/07/2012 10:31 am ET

The iPhone 5, which is expected to be annouced on Sept. 12, is rumored to bring a lot of changes to Apple's mobile phone lineup: A larger screen, a redesigned dock connector and 4G LTE capability are among the many unconfirmed reports surrounding the much-anticipated release.

But writing for The Telegraph, Matt Warman notes the release may also mean an end to Apple's iPhone 3GS, the third-generation handset that was released in 2009 but continues to be offered in the United States as the entry-level iPhone.

Citing "sources close to retailers," Warman writes that the 8-gigabyte version of the iPhone 4 could replace the 3GS, which AT&T offers in the U.S. for only $0.99 with a 2-year contract.

It should be noted that Warman is writing for a U.K. audience, but this could still hold true in the U.S. And if the report is true, it would certainly be welcome news for those who may want to upgrade to a newer-generation iPhone without spending the money on the latest model.

At its Sept. 12 event, Apple is also rumored to announce a smaller-screened version of its Retina MacBook pro as well as a new iPod touch.

Warman details another rumor around the new iPhone, so head over to The Telegraph to check it out.

Click through the slideshow below to see some of the iPhone 5 rumors:

iPhone 5 Rumors

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