Pork Chop, 12 Sep 2013The 5C uses components from last year's model so they are a lot cheaper to produce, The alumin... moreBuy one if you wish at price they are offering else look for something else, no one is forcing you to have one.
Galaxy S4 Note 3 the flagship phones from Samsung costs more and they too have plastic back panels. Choose something like that.
And if your wish to have an aluminum body iPhone then have iPhone 5S, they are still offering one the way you want but that is not at cheaper price, still cheaper than Samsung phones.
C stands for cruddy colors yuk!,Nokia Lumias are much more stylish, now time for nok/samsung to roar on in. Pass on this barbie toy.
Shobhit22, 12 Sep 2013Sure, they keep selling last year flagship devices at same price but this year they have repla... moreThe 5C uses components from last year's model so they are a lot cheaper to produce, The aluminium back on iPhone 5 is a big expense so they remove it because it's cheaper to make even though Apple makes over $300 profit on every iPhone 5 and that includes manufacturing and labour costs, So with cheaper materials they still making about the same profit margin as with iPhone 5 even though it's basically a 12 month old phone.
And unlike EVERY other manufacturer Apple never drops the price of iPhone until after the next model is released while top-end smartphones from other manufacturers drop the price by around 10% every few months to reflect the age of the phone.
So yes Apple really is greedy because instead of keeping the iPhone 5C with aluminum back they'd rather have the 10s of millions of extra profit the make from using plastic even though it seriously damages their image as being a premium brand.
Pork Chop, 12 Sep 2013Usually Apple keep selling the phone that gets replaced but Apple are being so greedy that ins... moreSure, they keep selling last year flagship devices at same price but this year they have replaced iPhone 5 with 5C and that at a lower price.
$100 lesser for replacing metal body with polycarbonate case (which doesn't give feel of holding a plastic body phone), and they have improved the front camera, network band support, and battery.
For your more info, Apple refused to increase the price of iPhone here in India regardless of falling value of INR in international market. They are selling it at 14% lesser profit just for you guys.
Is really Apple greedy.
Only the name of this version is iPhone C (C=cheap) but it is not cheap at all.
An unlocked version in US will cost $549 (~35K INR). But it will cost approx 38500 here in India.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2013what is mean by 2 year contract in 5cThe $99 is a subsidized price and is applicable only when a consumer buys the phone along with a two-year contract with a telecom operator. Almost all smartphones in the US and some other developed countries like the UK are sold on the contract basis. The device manufacturer, which in case of iPhone is Apple, and telecom operators enter into a partnership. The telecom operator pays the full price of the iPhone to Apple. It then sells that phone at a subsidized price but recoups the money through the services and data plans that a consumer has to take as part of the two-year contract.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2013i totally called it,there is no way apple would ever offer any low price phone,or anything in ... moreUsually Apple keep selling the phone that gets replaced but Apple are being so greedy that instead of keep selling the iPhone 5 they stop selling it and replace with this thing which has identical spec and which costs them less to make so they make even more profit, Because if you check the Apple store they already stopped selling the iPhone 5 so people have to buy this.
Now Apple will sue Nokia for copying this phone with their Lumia 620. LOL!
i totally called it,there is no way apple would ever offer any low price phone,or anything in there line up.look at the ipad for instance.way overpriced.
The other kind of built materials are much better. Unless it's a gift for a girl or child 5c would do fine.
Let me get this straight...Instead of dropping the price of the current iphone as they usually would, Apple are actually downgrading the handset by adding a plastic cover and bezel (that make it look more like a Nokia than an iphone), and they still have the nerve to charge what they normally would have done anyway had they just stuck with the iphone 5?
I've nothing against Apple, or Samsung for that matter, and in my comments I always try to be neutral. The problem is that I can't defend Apple when they are not only removing one of their key selling points ie premium materials and build, but they are frankly having a complete joke with the price as well. I applaud them for at least adding some of the long overdue functionalities to the OS, but to do this to the iphone 5 and charge the [rice they are is laughable. Don't get me wrong, it will probably sell well; but there are a lot of people who would also buy a turd as long as it had Apple/Samsung/HTC/Nokia (delete as appropriate)on it.
whats the price of apple 5c when is cooming soon in the hyderabad market
Here C is stands for colors :-) they simply introduced few many plastic color cases to the iphone 5. Other specifications are literally same. That's why we are not able to order a iphone 5 in Apple store. I think it's a cheap strategy. Not a cheap cell phone :-)