Apple is releasing the iPhone 5 in late September or early October. If you're an Apple fan that always needs the latest and greatest, you'll want to hold off on an iPhone purchase for the time being. But even those who don't mind an older modelshould hold tight; after the last updateto the iPhone 4S , Apple kept its 3GS and 4 around at reduced prices. This time around, the now-free 3GS will probably be discontinued, but it'svery likely that the 4and 4S will stick around and see newly-reduced starting prices.
iPhone Dock Accessories Provide Good Deals for Some, Bad Ones for Others
If you are in fact considering buying the iPhone 5, you'll want to hold off on buying any new dock accessories as well. Although in thepast these have generally been universal use across iPhone models, the newest Apple smartphone is rumored to have a smaller, 19-pin dock connector . Although Apple will likely sell an adapter, you can bet it won't be cheap. Plus, there's apossibility that otherbrands will be forced to buy a chip from Apple in order to make their own accessories and adapters compatible, so who knows if stores like Meritline will have the typical uber-cheap alternatives.
If you have no interest in upgrading to the iPhone 5 though, and you're content with your older model (or if you planto buy one of them at the aforementioned lower prices), then the coming months will actually be a great time to take advantage of retailers that are trying to clear out their stock of soon-to-be-outdated accessories.