This is something quite unusual, Apple normally does not resume production of a product that has been discontinued. The iPhone 4 was quite popular when it came out, but since then it has been succeeded by four different models, and even if some might not consider it to be an outdated product, its safe to say that it has lost its appeal to its younger brethren. A report claims that Foxconn has resumed iPhone 4 production in China as Apple looks to launch the smartphone once again in select markets.
The report comes from Economic Times, which claims to have received this information from senior executives briefed about the company’s plans. Apparently Apple is going to launch the iPhone 4 again in India, Indonesia and Brazil at competitive prices so as to take on the mid-range Android devices that have been nipping away at its market share. A few weeks back Apple did launch a new campaign to push iPhone 4 in India, sourcing inventory from other markets to fill demand, it also made a significant price cut. While it does make sense for the company to go down this road, seeing as how the latest iPhone models tend to be quite expensive in these markets, even as high as $800 for a 16GB model, it can’t absolutely be said for sure if iPhone 4 production has been resumed.