Apple May Launch 8GB iPhone 5C to Compete with Low Cost Android Handsets - HotHardware
Apple May Launch 8GB iPhone 5C to Compete with Low Cost Android Handsets

Apple May Launch 8GB iPhone 5C to Compete with Low Cost Android Handsets

Apple is doing pretty well for itself in the smartphone market, but there's always room to do better, especially in the lower-end segment where inexpensive Android devices are virtually unchallenged. To offer up some increased competition, Apple is rumored to be releasing an iPhone 5C model with 8GB of internal storage tomorrow.

At present, Apple offers its colorful iPhone 5C family in 16GB and 32GB SKUs. If purchased from Apple's online store, they run $99 and $199, respectively, with a two-year service agreement with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. Alternately, you can purchase SIM-free variants that run $549 for 16GB and $649 for 32GB.

iPhone 5C

According to MacRumors, pricing has not yet been revealed for the forthcoming 8GB model, though the site feels pretty good about the legitimacy of reports that such a SKU is in the works. The latest evidence supporting the rumor is a photo of the packaging label from the 8GB iPhone 5C.

Reports also indicate that the 8GB model will be available in all existing color options -- white, pink, yellow, blue, and green. If we had to venture a guess on pricing, we'd say there's a good chance Apple will sell the 8GB iPhone 5C for around $49 with a two-year service agreement.
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I :poop:

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:poop: lol give consumers the sd card slot stupid idiot apple piece of ***

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Exactly! there is now way it's worth it with such limited storage, 8GB is nothing today. I need and device with external storage option. It's a must

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they should have ONLY released the 5c in 8gb capacity and for free! $99 at ANY capacity for the 5C is a complete and utter ripoff when compared to the $199 of the 5S these being subsidized prices of course but even the full retail price of both phones is only $99 apart. Either the 5c loo***s li***e a horrible buy or the 5s loo*** li***e an amazing buy when you compare their prices, depending on which side of the fence you are loo***ing hehe

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A $50 version is their big plan to fight ba*** against low end androids? They might have better l*** retiring the 4s and ma***ing the 5c the free-with-a-contract version.

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Smart way to ma***e money but 8Gb is partially anything its li***e 5 photos and 3 vids Bam its Full ._.

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wait.. the 5c was a flop... no one wanted it. SO you go and make an even cheaper one thats worse?

 

LOL genius!

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Not just the sales numbers, but the profit per unit is lower, too. Wall Street no like.

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(was I supposed to censor that letter 'k'?) :)

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HAHAHAHA

 

Yes

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if its not under $300 outright its not a low cost at all, $300 is mid range.

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