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

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.

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source: TechOne3.In

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1. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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


Posts: 952; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

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

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

he was being sarcastic. lol

21. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Come oon man seriouslyyy

37. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

3. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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?

12. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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).

14. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 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!

19. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

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

34. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 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

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,

7. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

instant flop!!

8. mahima

Posts: 744; Member since: Nov 20, 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????

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

31. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

35. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 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!!!

36. coldspring22

Posts: 349; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

10. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 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?

11. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

4 inch screen is a toy. Seriously.

13. AlwaysBias

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

WOW amazing apple LOL

15. Sealblaighter

Posts: 434; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Very bad idea!

16. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

17. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

$500¿???¿ No way


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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

20. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

29. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Apple Pos Rip.

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