A more affordable 8GB iPhone 5c might land on March 18th, carrier documents reveal

A more affordable 8GB iPhone 5c might land on March 18th, carrier documents reveal
Apple doesn't break down its sales reports, so there is no way to know exactly how many iPhone 5c units it has sold since the phone's inception. There are reports for up to three million pieces still sloshing in the inventory system, which, if true, would put the iPhone 5c in Apple's not-so-successful undertakings category.

Analysts are expecting the "mother lode" of upgrade cycles this year from Apple, with two big-screen iPhones rumored for release, which puts the fate of the 5c under question. Until that time, though, Apple might be gearing up to clean as many of its colorful plastic phones, as possible. A leaked document from the German carrier O2, reveals that Cupertino plans to unveil an 8 GB version of the iPhone 5c on March 18th. This one will likely be the cheapest new iPhone you can buy, so it might spur the allegedly flagging sales of Apple's 5c experiment. 

Alternatively, the 8-gigger might be an exclusive for some carriers, but it's Apple we are talking about, so this is highly unlikely to happen. In any case, there is no point in speculating, as March 18th is just around the corner. If this document below holds water, it will be interesting to see the end pricing of an eventual 8 GB iPhone 5c, given that the 16 GB version can be had straight from Apple for the steep $549, without a contract subsidy.

source: Caschys via Engadget

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

how about a 8Gb ipod touch

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When you can buy a moto g for a less, but you are getting much more with the moto g. Yes the camera is only 5 mp, but what are you expecting for $179 off contract. Some places you can get it for $99. There is even an built in FM radio, USB otg, water resistant, slow motion video capture, Quad core 1.2 ghz CPU, 1280x720 4.5" display, all of which the ipod touch does not have. The only reason anyone would still want an ipod touch is if you are heavily invested in Apples iTunes. If you want a 16gb version then you can pay just $20 more.

24. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I love my Moto G. Its amazing for the price. Since I only have the 8gb I just use pandora for music (which takes up most) and use the rest for apps, pics, etc

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You could buy from Amazon a WiFi storage device like the Sandisk Connect for $50. This will allow you to use microsd cards and it can work on multiple platforms as well (Android, iOS, Windows). This Sandisk Connect is so small that you can attach it to your key chain, or just leave it in your pocket. That way you can carry all your music, movies and videos with you. Future proof your data and files.

27. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The Apple iPhone 5c is 2013's biggest FAIL...

28. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nothing but an iphone 5 in colorful, plastic packaging, plastic in my eyes is good though, never had a broken phone made of plastic.

44. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

As others have said, you could get a Moto G or a Nokia 520 for about 1/5 of the price and make out better, unless, as said, you are heavily invested in iTunes, then you can enjoy the pricey Apple umbilical cord you now have permanently attached to you.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

8GB should be illegal in 2014.

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Especially if there's not any expandable storage.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

But for both Apple and Android expandable storage is really not a problem, especially when there is WiFi storage options out there. Just look at Sandisk Connect. You can get it for $50 and you can attach it to your key chain or just put it in your pocket, purse, or briefcase. Not to mention that it supports multiple platforms and if the you want to change the micro sd card storage that it comes with, then take it out and put in another one. Well worth the money. You should check them out on Amazon.

15. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Exactly. Apple seems to be getting more extortionate, with the price bump on extra memory.

34. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Like George Washington, I cannot tell a lie. I LOLed at this.

3. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

HUEHUEHUE. 8GB iPhone in 2014? How about DROP DOWN THE PRICE ON 5C ALREADY. =.=

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They don't wanna loose money.

43. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Considering how poorly the 5C is selling, it would be pretty hard for them to lose more money on it than they are losing now. If they dropped the 16GB down to $449 I'm sure they would sell out of their inventory and still be making good profits, it is just Apple being stupid.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Face it Apple. You made a bad pie an no one wants it, not even the dog. The 5c is up against major competition in that price range an just doesn't cut it other then being a rip off. Its a joke.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

5C isn't worth anything over $350.

45. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

$300 tops, plus non-contract folks like myself would eat it up.


Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Not necessary

9. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

following Apple's pricing, the 8GB 5C should sell for just 449$. that sounds like a suck good deal.

10. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

8Gb? Seriously? Releasing anything, especially a Smartphone, with 8gb in 2014 should be considered a crime. Lmao way to go to justify it as "affordable"..

11. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

How exactly would a new 8GB 5C help clean out the 3 million existing 16 and 32 GB 5C's collecting dust in inventory?

19. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

I was thinking the same thing.

30. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thy are like other premium brands like louis vuitton which burns down any stock left eating the dust. I guess they will make a huge ship with the left overs 5C and sail with it throwing more 5C at dolphins while sleeping on 5C made beds, decks and what so ever.

12. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The correct price is: 16gb: $449 8gb: $399

17. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

More like $299 for 8GB. Seriously, this is 1.5 year technology with minimal storage. Even $299 is generous, IMO.

13. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Ill buy if its running iOS6. Is it just me that still wanted iOS6?

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I saw a iPhone 5 running 6.1 on Craigslist yesterday. I was really tempted to buy it.

36. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Buy it by all means necessary. Apple failed iOS7 bigtime. Transition animations really slowed down the os experience. Plus the white gui really hurts in the eye at night and uhhh, sunlight legibility sucks. I like Apple products but this time they failed me at iOS7. As have I saw, prices of iPhone 5 running iOS 6 is higher than those who run version sevens..

47. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

My dad has a 16 GB iPhone 4 running 4.2.6...how much do you want? jk

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