Will the 5C still be around?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lusticke, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. lusticke macrumors member

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    Do you think they'll keep the 5C around for a while? My guess is they will introduce the 4.7 in September and keep the 5S and 5C as lower end models. But if they do introduce a 5.5, do you think they'll keep manufacturing 4 different phones? Any guesses?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think the 5C will be around until the 6s is released next year and then at that point we may see a 6c
     
  3. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I think you'll see the 5C take off as it becomes the $0/$449 device in Apple's lineup.

    The 4S still sells well in developing countries - the 5C will do far better. I already see a ton of them in the wild. It also makes sense for enterprise as well - company can buy a bunch of the white/black ones relatively cheaply.

    Plus the margins on it are too good for Apple not to continue to offer.
     
  4. ourmountain macrumors regular

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    This.

    We're seeing Apple stretch support for older hardware in iOS devices. Look at the iPad 2/Original Mini/Touch. They're still around and kicking with A5s.

    The A6 in the 5C will see support even longer, and I really believe it'll be the new "free" device with a contract. It's a smart move in a lot of ways for Apple - phasing out the 3.5" screen, high margins, a "budget" offering, and using up hardware stock. There's no reason for them to phase it out until they can offer a cheaper version of the 6.
     
  5. Norcal. macrumors regular

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    I wish they'd ditch the plastic and maybe make it a colored metal like the iPod touch.
     
  6. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    To each their own, but I love the feel of the 5c. Probably the best feeling iPhone.
     
  7. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    The 5C is very popular in the UK - I see them all over the place. Lots of my friends have them.

    The 4S will be dropped and the 5C will become the cheap(er) model.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm happy with the plastic, its a great phone. If I was going to gripe about something it would be I'd like to see more color selections :)
     
  9. 0000111 macrumors member

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    Or the goddamn crocs as cases. I really hope those don't stick around.
     

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