Apple Rumoured to Discontinue iPhone 5c Mid-2015

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The Taiwanese Industrial and Commercial Times reports (via MacRumors) that Apple will stop manufacturing the “lower-cost” iPhone 5c, starting around mid-2015. As Apple has two great new products, an iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display, and an iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch display, both of which are in high demand, according to worldwide reports, it makes perfect sense to discontinue a product that has failed to meet sales expectations.

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off this week with Black Friday, and Apple currently has four iPhone models on offer: the iPhones 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus. The colourful 8 GB version for $469 indeed makes the “cheaper iPhone dream” a reality, as it compares to the high-end 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus’ starting price of $859.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Apple’s move of discontinuing both the iPhone 4S and 5c next year. By the way, the same analyst predicted Apple’s move to discontinue the iPhone 5, because its place will be taken by the ‘lower-cost” iPhone 5c. Interestingly, the iPhone 4S remains on Apple’s production lines, but it looks like the time has come to say good-bye to that model.

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  • Tim

    Ah the iphone 5c….aka the iphone 5, but in “c”rappier casing.

  • Tim

    On the note of my previous comment. The iphone 5 was perhaps one of the nicest iphones. I have a 6 now, but the 5 was really the perfect one handed device. Very small and sleek. The expanding battery issue affected me, but Apple was kind enough to replace it a year out of warranty. I guess exploding devices are bad for business no matter the case.

  • Tim

    Oh and one last comment that has nothing to do with this article. You need to check out google cardboard, or some other VR cell phone holder for the iphone. I ordered a google cardboard knockoff for $15 and, even with the limited apps out there, it’s really quite amazing.