Stats show that the Apple iPhone 5c is driving buyers to the Apple iPhone 5s
posted by Alan F. / Jan 15, 2014, 2:25 AM
At the same time, the midrange Apple iPhone 5c commanded 27% of the iPhone market in Q4 of 2013. That was lower than the 32% owned by the then midrange Apple iPhone 4s during the same time period in 2012. The reasoning seems convoluted, but the thought here is that the iPhone 5c did a better job in migrating iPhone buyers to the higher priced iPhone 5s. And buyers seem willing to spend the extra money to buy the iPhone 5s variants with more storage capacity.
CIRP analyst Josh Lowitz pointed out that since the average price of iPhones purchased in 2013 rose, Apple's strategy worked. And when asked a hypothetical question about what would have happened had Apple kept the iPhone 5 as its midrange model Lowitz concludes that it would have outsold the iPhone 5c since midrange legacy Apple iPhones have historically sold well. All in all, the stats all seem to have the same conclusion, which is that the Apple iPhone 5c has forced buyers to move up to the Apple iPhone 5s.
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this was the whole purpose of the 5c
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 2:43 AM 3
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Everyone knew it, only the hardcore Apple fans and those on Apple's payrolls called it anything but. Apple fans will usually make any excuse to justify getting shafted for some reason, but oh well, to each their own, some people like it that way.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 5:26 AM 2
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The blue iPhone 5c looks ugly.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 3:02 AM 0
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Disagree , love the looks of the 5C more than the 5. You get a bigger battery and better front can too. Plastic is more durable. Don't know why people is hating
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 4:58 AM 2
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Come on guys, the move was even in a article from gsmarena and it was pretty clear what Apple wanted: if you want a cheap iphone, then we give you one that LOOKs really cheap, so people know that you don't have the money to buy the good one. Pretty convincing for the average apple wannabies that only want to show off their phone.http://blog.gsmarena.com/the-story-behind-iphone-5c-or-how-apple-turned-its-back-on-its-customers/
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 5:57 AM 2
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I thought people buy them to talk, text, email, take pics/vids, game, social network, bank, stay organized, surf the web, etc. Thanx for clearing that up, we just wanna show off our iPhones...gotcha! I gave you a green thumb, since it's obvious that's what you were after. +1
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 6:23 AM 3
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