Apple should understand that the world no longer hungry for apples, they have plenty of choices at reasonable price, size, shape and better features.
apple dint want 5c to sell.. they just wanted to boost sales of 5s... dirty politics.. this is y i like google a lot ,nexus 4 has everthing best specs and awsome vanilla android but their price in intrests of people ... google is really for the people .. makes its profit without robbing common people ..
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2013The 5c is plastic junk with old tech and made in China. No quality about it. Saying it feels... moreIt's faster than my Galaxy S4, more memory and costs less.
No wonder S4 sales are so "disappointing".
the pricing is critical. as it is, apple has bombed on this. should of £350-£400. if would of been huge sales, as it is flop.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2013They supported iPhone 5S instead..
iPhone 5c / LG G2 / Moto X are all junks and will have t... moreHaha. The G2 is great looking phone with great performance.
Buy last year's iphone over the G2 or Moto X. Thanks for a good laugh. Congratulations, you just exposed yourself as a Apple fanboy.
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2013You forget that the iPhone 5 is phased out and replaced by 5c and will not be offered alongsid... moreWrong. The iphone 3gs, 4s and 5 is still being offered in many markets. Just to let you know, I saw the 3gs being sold in Bangkok just this last week by two of the major phone retailers.
Really???, 11 Oct 2013I have held both. And you are incorrect. Yes the 5C is "just an iPhone 5". But that... moreThe 5c is plastic junk with old tech and made in China. No quality about it. Saying it feels like a rock, or brick, is about right.
AnonD-124236, 11 Oct 2013Wake up, Apple fans! Support your beloved master! Buy the 5C now, before it's too late! Do as ... moreThey supported iPhone 5S instead..
iPhone 5c / LG G2 / Moto X are all junks and will have their price slashed and lowered by telcos. No one wants to get stuck with crap for 2 years.
If you want cheap.. just get second hand iPhone 5.. bet 64gb version is cheaper/premium then 32gb of iphone 5c.
Wake up, Apple fans! Support your beloved master! Buy the 5C now, before it's too late! Do as you are told! Give all your hard earned money to Apple. Nyahahaha...
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2013Also, in a 2 year window things look better, when iPhone 6 is out the 5c will be the cheapest ... moreIt's obvious, the iPhone 6 will be released with slightly better spec (than the previous 5s), what that entails i guess no one really knows yet. Then the old 5s will be repackaged in plastic as the new iPhone 6c, $$$ cha ching!!! $$$.
the nerd guy, 10 Oct 2013Iphone 5c is not popular because Apple made it that way... IT IS A FLOP DEVICE TO MAKE THE NEW... moreYou forget that the iPhone 5 is phased out and replaced by 5c and will not be offered alongside the 5s. The lineup is now 5s, 5c and 4s. I agree with your first paragraph though.
the nerd guy, 10 Oct 2013Iphone 5c is not popular because Apple made it that way... IT IS A FLOP DEVICE TO MAKE THE NEW... morebut what if, people, the ones with a little more brain than others, pick up something else besides icr@p 5/5c/5s?
Also, in a 2 year window things look better, when iPhone 6 is out the 5c will be the cheapest offering, things are going too look much more sensible then. However its anyone's guess what happens to iPhone 5s at that time, maybe it will be replaced by iPhone 6c, which will be a 5c with bigger display. I like to hear some speculations on that topic, anyone?
In my opinion Apple never set out to release a cheap iphone. Releasing the 5c appears to have been a way in which to justify pushing the price of the 5s further upwards. This, with the cheaper to produce plastic body of the 5c, drives profits further up on each device sold. From what im seeing from people around me I think people are starting to realise what Apple are actually doing and atleast here in Australia a lot of people seem more prepared to move on to an Android than they were previously.
I always struggled to see how they would sell a heap of 5c's for the price they were charging (even I went out and bought a near new iphone 5 for way less after I saw the price of the 5c). I could understand charging that price (or slightly less) if the 5c maintained its aluminium body, but plastic has an inherintly lower quality perception and trying to maintain the same price doesn't fly for most people. All in all it isn't so surprising that production is being cut back.
Looks like the 5c price was perfect, it did its job, namely to push burrs over to 5s. Think about it, iPhone 5 as a cheaper alternative to 5s would have cannibalize sales of 5s, the 5c replaced 5 for this sole reason.
A cheaper 5c would have reeled in some new milk cows for their overpriced ecosystem but at the cost of 5s sales, the total losses would have been billions over the one year iPhone cycle.
So there you have it, iPhone 5 was too desirable and a dangerous competitor to the 5s.
If they were really serious about selling it they should have priced it properly, 550$ off contract is one heck of a price for 16Gig phone with the specs of last year, Nexus 4 released last year had best of 2012's hardware and sold 350$ off contract for 16 Gig version, had better looks than iPhone 5c. Apple should learn something from google. but i guess they can't coz if they do, from where can they raise all that money required to file patent lawsuits, instead of investing in R&D of iphone.