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Apple releases an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c, still far from affordable

Apple releases an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c, still far from affordable
Just as we told you the other day, Apple today released an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. This new variation of the device is competely identical with the 16GB and the 32GB versions of the smartphone, except for the obvious difference in the internal storage space.

The device is already listed in some of Apple's online stores across the globe. The latest addition to the iPhone 5c family is also available with most of the major mobile carriers in Europe.

For example, O2, the second largest carrier in the UK, offers the iPhone 5c with several conracts. These start from $21.63 (£13) with an upfront cost of $682 (£409.99), but you can also opt to get Apple's "affordable" device for $71 (£43) a month with no upfront payment. As a comparison, O2 has put a $782 (£469.99) price tag on the 16GB version of the iPhone 5c off contract, whereas the older iPhone 4s will set you back $598.95 (£359.99).

SFR, another carrier that already offers the just-released iPhone 5c 8GB, will let you get the Apple-branded smartphone off contract for as much as $834.47 (EUR599). You can also claim the device for $41.78 (EUR 29.99) a month with a contract.

Apple's move most probably aims to boost up the sales of the iPhone 5c, which is everything but a bestseller device, because consumers usually opt for the slightly more expensive, but more premium iPhone 5s. We already told you that the Cupertino company purportedly stockpiled at least 3 million units of the iPhone 5c, 2 million of which stashed at Pegatron, one of Apple's contract manufacturers.

We are expecting the iPhone 5c 8GB to hit all of Apple's online stores pretty soon. The price of the device in the USA will probably be around the $500 mark for the unlocked version.

Would you consider getting one?


source: Apple Store UKO2, SFR via Engadget

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posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:25 22

1. Finalflash (Posts: 3224; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


More inventory space will be needed to hold these units for the year. Hope the retailers have warehouses large enough to accommodate more of these. I still can't believe that they actually made this thing and iFans actually defended it. After all of that plastic/toy/cheap name calling and then its all "what hate? plastic is totally (unapologetically) fine".

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 11

7. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Indeed. To help poor sales of the 5C, they release a less capable and even more overpriced version. Makes perfect sense.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:31

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


androiphone20 thinks it's the best thing Apple has ever done.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 13:09

33. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


so what would you say apples planes are because a 8 gig phone would leave you about4-5 gig room for apps music movie pics maybe 100 each and 1 movie, why sell that

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 17:32

48. Calm_down_mon (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


you watch movies on a 4 inch screen ? o.0 Wow

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:46

20. seret6 (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


ewwman
growup
thisthemostinnovativeproduct
inthehistoryofmankind
sodontbejealous

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:56 7

25. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


plastic is fine, an over priced piece of tech is not.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 18:20

49. stealthd (unregistered)


The issue wasn't metal vs plastic, it's metal vs plastic vs cheap crappy plastic. Not all plastics are created equal. The 5c uses a pretty dense plastic, it's very firm and doesn't give, and it isn't prone to smudging or feeling slimy, unlike some other phones out there.

posted on 19 Mar 2014, 19:37

53. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


affordable my A$$

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:26 5

2. wando77 (Posts: 968; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I never used to want one of these when they were 16gb but now...... I can't wait to get my hands on an 8gb version

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:26 21

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iPhone 5C 16GB - biggest fail of 2013
iPhone 5C 8GB - biggest fail of 2014

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:42 8

14. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 914; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Iphone 5C is one of the biggest failure in Apple's history.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:47 5

23. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


This is what happens when you don't believe in competitive pricing

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 11:22 2

26. joey_sfb (Posts: 6036; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


How can this ever fail the greatest designer the world has ever known jony ive has focus tremendous amount of his creativity into the iPhone 5C.

Holy trinity of 8G 16G and 32G

Copycats and non believers be damn!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 15:54

40. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Technically the S4 will be the biggest fail of 2014.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 16:47 3

47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol no it isn't. Far from it.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:29 5

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


OMG why the he** are they doing this?!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:33 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Because the 16GB iPhone 5C is collecting dust in stores.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:45 9

16. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


So they want to collect even more dust lol.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 21:27

50. rueleonheart (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Are those the old 5C's in the storages of Apple and they just replaced it with a 8GB storage and call it an innovative new product?

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:29 1

5. Azuna (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


iphone 5Cheaper

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:29 3

6. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


facepalm smh.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:33 3

10. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


I'm lossing hope for my iphone 5S, this is a joke. I still use itunes because of my media but if iphone 6 doesn't meet my needs especially the camera I'm going to nokia or android

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 15:55

41. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


What does this have to do with your 5S?? You have the best cam on a phone. I switched to android a few times, trust me, they aren't ready for a daily driver.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:33 8

11. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I still wouldn't buy this shyt... Not even for an unloved family member....

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:41 2

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


My mother wanted the iPhone 5C until I showed it to her in person and saw the pink plastic. She wants the Champaign Gold 5S now haha.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:45

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hook her up bro

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 10:45

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Mother's Day is right around the corner. :)

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 11:44 1

30. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I ordered my mother a 16 GB Moto G and a purple battery door. I think that cost me $220 plus shipping. Camera is not great but it also cost me half the money that an iPhone would have.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 15:56

42. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


At least yo mama is smart.

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