We all know by now that the iPhone 5c was a major flop. With millions of handsets catching dust in warehouses and on store shelves the phone is clearly a pricing failure by Apple. News has been popping up from a number of sources that Apple will be attempting to push off the remains in form of an 8GB device.
According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, the iPhone 5c 8GB will cost about 60 Euros (approx. 5105 INR) less compared to existing 16GB model which sells at Rs 39,000.
With every other manufacturer switching to cheaper models to drive sales, seems like even Apple wants a piece of the mid-segment pie. They have already commenced production of the iPhone 4 which is currently selling as the cheapest iPhone one can buy from retailers. Strangely though, the iPhone 4s 8GB is cheapest iPhone available according to the Apple India website even though the former is selling via technology retailers with a warranty.
Seems like an 8GB iPhone 5c would make for an ideal mid-segment device in Apple’s mid-range arsenal which has somehow shifted from being a premium device maker, to a seller of outdated mid-range devices.
9to5Mac has also reported that the 4th generation iPad may make return and may replace the iPad 2 as an entry level tablet.