Nice Read: Here is real reason why Apple is releasing a 5C

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tiger8, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    I thought this is a very interesting article. Up to recently, always thought the sole reason of the 5C was to provide a 'new' lower cost phone since some people hesitate to buy a 1 or 2 year old phone. Turns out that Apple's margins on the 4 and 4s are slimmer than the 5 since they are relatively expensive to manufacture. And the 5 not gonna cut it

    iPhone 5C: Cheaper for Apple, not for you

    This I guess enforces the rumor that 5 will be retired come September 10th, since the iPhone 5c will pretty much have the 5 internals in a new plastic package - hopefully at the $450 pricepoint.
     
  2. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    This is pretty much the same thing we've been saying for a while now. 5C will replace all lower end phones due to lower manufacturing costs while still being more up to date than the previous cheaper phones.
     
  3. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    So what will happen to all of the unsold iPhone 5s?
     
  4. Tiger8 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Same thing that happened to all the unsold iPad 3: They go to other retailers, and some stock is saved for Applecare.
     

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