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8GB Apple iPhone 5s coming as soon as December to emerging markets?

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8GB Apple iPhone 5s coming as soon as December to emerging markets?
Citing sources from the supply chain, a report published on Friday states that Apple intends to give price conscious buyers in emerging markets an 8GB version of the Apple iPhone 5s to buy. This replaces the 86'd Apple iPhone 5c that was sent out back and shot with the unveiling of the new iPhones on Wednesday. The 8GB iPhone 5s will be arriving around December, in emerging markets like China and India.

Just a couple of years ago, the iPhone 5s was at the top of the iPhone fleet. Unless Apple returns to a smaller screen size in the future, the iPhone 5s will be the last iPhone to sport a 4-inch screen.

As far as pricing is concerned, the supply chain source says that the 8GB Apple iPhone 5s will be priced slightly to the north of what the company charged for the 16GB Apple iPhone 5c. The 8GB iPhone 5s will keep all of the specs of the original device (not including native storage, of course). It is powered by an A7 chipset with the M7 motion coprocessor inside. The 16GB iPhone 5s is currently priced in India at the equivalent of $498 USD, so we should expect the price of the 8GB model to come in lower.

Thanks for the tip!

source: TechOne3.In

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posted on 11 Sep 2015, 02:36 31

1. Switch00 (Posts: 482; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


8gb? why so much? 4 gb would do.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 02:40

2. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 347; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


No it wouldn't. Software updates wouldn't be possible.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 02:43 25

5. fyahking (Posts: 960; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


he was being sarcastic. lol

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 05:30

21. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


Come oon man seriouslyyy

posted on 13 Sep 2015, 22:41

37. joey_sfb (Posts: 6030; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Yeah! I bet Apple is losing money over this sweet deal!

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 02:40 1

3. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I would buy it if it have micro sd. I can afford it LOL

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 02:43 5

4. fyahking (Posts: 960; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


they should make it 1gb and charge them $400. that would be the deal of the century.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 02:50 15

6. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol Apple back to their shady tactics. 16gb of storage would apparently cut into their profit margins too much and they have to strip a 3 year old phone of 8gb of storage in order for them to justify cutting the price.

How do people support these leeches again?

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:36

12. Diezparda (Posts: 874; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


You know bro - if i ever complained about how small 16gb standard was, fans will cornered me with many question... Do you lives inside cave? it's cloud era!!

sad but true in Indonesia there is no such stable internet, proper lte, expensive data plan, etc... Guess you have to buy 64gb model, take it or leave it. (of course same goes for S6 without expandable storage, but at least they offer 32gb & still cheaper than 16gb iPhone 6).

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:48 2

14. Android_Lollipop (Posts: 141; Member since: 05 May 2015)


Cloud era has not yet started in Emerging markets my friend !!! the data connection is still costlier and they don't have unlimited plans yet. Speed connection -> no way!

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 04:34

19. Diezparda (Posts: 874; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


that's it! 16gb and now 8gb, what's the point of having a smartphone?

posted on 12 Sep 2015, 17:26

34. coldspring22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


If iphone had SD card slot, only 8GB is not such a big deal. But no SD card slot and 8GB storage sounds awful. Remeber, it's not really 8GB either - after OS usage and what not, you would be lucky to have 4GB remaining for apps and media

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 17:25

32. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


expensive data try living in america for just 80 a month that just 12gb of data, not the phone line or the phone thats 1139960.00 rupiah a month thats 1,852,435.00 rupiah a month and thats just to rent the phone not own it.
we pay what you pay for a apartment or house every month, 16gb is tiny and apple got sued because of it last year in florida and the guys won,

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:05 3

7. smartMartian (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Feb 2015)


instant flop!!

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:07 3

8. mahima (Posts: 296; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


I get it why people still buy old apple, its a show off even when they get very old iPhone( that's what they think) here in our area, sometimes its funny how apple can still f*-k people up and people are still very satisfied! I like iPhone and think they are beautiful but 8gb old iPhone????

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:11

9. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


You guys just don't get that most buyers of 8GB versions are companies, who buy them for workers. No one will buy 8GB these days for personal usage

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 07:51

23. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It doesn't matter what's it for. What matters is no other company would be greedy enough to do this. If it was Sony, Samsung, LG, and even HTC.

HTC would sell a 32gb M7, Sony would sell a 16gb Z2, LG would sell a 32gb G2, and Samsung would sell them a 16gb S4 whether it is for companies or their family. No one would stoop this low and Apple was the only one that practiced this. Only Apple arrogant enough to think that their phones should stay regular price even when they are 3 years old and the only way they can sell it you for cheaper is if they strip it down.

The iPhone 5c and the 8gb models are ridiculous. How hard is it to sell companies 16gb versions and giving them a deal? You isheep are ridiculous and just don't understand. Apple can let their consumers have their cake and let them eat it to with no problem whatsoever, easier than every other company in existence, but they are the only company that doesn't let their consumers do it once in awhile. Not even once and that is disgusting and why I can never support them.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 14:12 1

31. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I see what you are saying and it does make sense to be marketed for companies, however the price is ridiculous. I wouldn't pay more than 300 for it.

posted on 12 Sep 2015, 17:31

35. coldspring22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


$300 for old iphone???? Even entry level android phones like Redmi Note 2 or Lenovo K3 Note can run rings around that piece of crap. Too Generous!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2015, 18:01

36. coldspring22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


If that's the case, why doesn't company buy any of the large number of much cheaper yet performant entry level android phones? Company gets to save money and workers can do much more with their phones.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:14 4

10. Sidewinder (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


This phone is meant for the hipster folks who wants an iPhone just to show it off. I mean 8 gb? Are they even serious? What do they think of the emerging markets, a waste bin to dump their obsolete garbage?

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:22

11. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


4 inch screen is a toy. Seriously.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:47

13. AlwaysBias (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Sep 2015)


WOW amazing apple LOL

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:49

15. Sealblaighter (Posts: 237; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Very bad idea!

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 03:53 1

16. dimas (Posts: 2269; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Apple sure do know how to squeeze more out of their iphone brand. Tim Cook is getting too greedy with their phone's success but a 8gb 5s won't work on developing countries.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 04:10

17. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


$500¿???¿ No way

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 04:18 1

18. SIGPRO (Posts: 1527; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


8GB......500$.....EPIC FAIL! Apple please die!

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 05:19 1

20. Zack_2014 (Posts: 380; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I don't think Apple is gonna lose their profit if they sell their 16GB model instead of 8GB.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 07:55 1

24. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They want more than their profit apparently, they want super profits, at the expense of emerging markets...if karma existed terrorists would round up all these iPhone 5s and burn them and demand Apple sells them 16gb versions at real prices.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 12:36

29. Mister-Z- (banned) (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Sep 2015)


Apple Pos Rip.

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