Nobody loves the iPhone 5c

Subject: General Tech | November 19, 2013 - 02:16 PM |
Tagged: foxconn, apple, iphone 5c, iphone 5s

It would seem that the lower priced iPhone 5c is not very popular with Apple fans as the 5s model has sold twice as many units.  This has required some changes be made to production lines at Foxconn and Pegatron as Apple's sales estimates of the two models were way off.  Until the lines can be retooled to ramp up production of the more expensive model you can expect to wait a bit for your shiny new iThang to arrive.  DigiTimes doesn't mention what will happen to existing supplies of 5c's, they may simply age in a warehouse until someone is willing to pay full price for one.

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"Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is shutting down production of the iPhone 5c in one of its factories in order to shift production to the higher-end iPhone 5s, sources claim."

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November 19, 2013 | 03:58 PM - Posted by Dream76 (not verified)

"iThang" made me laugh Jeremy...

November 19, 2013 | 06:40 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Slaves to margins. Wonder how long that strategy will work?

November 19, 2013 | 07:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

People want their iBling, with its shiny shiny! Look at me and my new shiny, kind of like Steve Martin's "I am somebody!", see my new iThang, now I'am somebody! See my bank account, not too much shiny remaining there! The only good thing about the new iPhone is the CPU, and hopefully AMD will be producing an ARM instruction set based APU with HSA, uHMA and AMD graphics, so people can have affordable phones with great performence, and money remaining in their bank accounts! Soon, much sooner than Intel thinks, Intel's x86 will only be used for high end gaming, but it will be ARM for everything else, and even ARM on low power using, low cost laptops(HSA, uHMA, GPU accelerated ARM APUs, Linux based laptops sans the M$ bloat)!

November 19, 2013 | 09:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It has also been rumored that Apple is adding Wistron as an iPhone 5c assembler. Why not report on that, too? No click bait appeal, hmm?

November 19, 2013 | 11:32 PM - Posted by Riley (not verified)

DigiTimes...-10 reptuation for PCPer.

November 20, 2013 | 03:38 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What they should do is sell it for 399 like google is with the nexus 5. $599 is dumb for last years phone in plastic.

November 20, 2013 | 05:45 PM - Posted by arbiter

On top of that, this is nothing but a rebadged iPhone 5 with a shinny plastic colored back on it. apple just reselling them at new prices.

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