Apple iPhone 5c not expected to impact Android sales49
According to DigiTimes' sources, the problem is the same as what many have said: the price of the iPhone 5c is too high to make a dent in the low or even mid-range markets internationally in regions like China and India, where there simply aren't enough high-end consumers to make that much difference. This will hold true even if/when Apple gets access to China Mobile's 700+ million subscribers.
When you combine that with the fact that Android manufacturers are expected to follow Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Sony with new flagship devices that will be able to compete with the iPhone in the high-end market. All that adds up to more of the same for Apple, which is certainly not what the company wants to see.