Apple to kill iPhone 5c before its second birthday?

Apple to kill iPhone 5c before its second birthday?Of all the iPhones over the years, the plastic-rockin’ iPhone 5c is the favourite of our Jan – that’s including the spanking new iPhone 6.

Alas, there’s bad news this week for our resident German/Irish maniac, as a couple of sources suggest iPhone 5c production will stop after less than two years in the wild.

The iPhone 5c was launched alongside the iPhone 5s in 2013, and while the ‘c’ was long-rumoured to stand for Cheap, the iPhone 5c was only marginally more affordable than his aluminium brother.

Fast-forward 14 months, and we’re told that the iPhone 5c’s days are already numbered, with production tipped to stop in the middle of next year – that’s according to Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times.

The story follows a similar prediction from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier in the week. In particular, the Ming-a-tron reckons the iPhone 5c will experience quarter-on-quarter growth in Q1 next year before being canned.

It’s not clear why the iPhone 5c is being put to sleep, though it stands out as the only current iPhone model without a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, something that’s required for Apple Pay.

The iPhone 5c is currently sold for £319 with 8GB storage, in a choice of white, pink, yellow, blue or green. Enjoy your last few months, colourful chap. We’ll miss you.

via: MacRumors

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 27, 2014 at 15:11

Shame. The 5c is the one iPhone that FEELS absolutely perfect. Pretty? Maybe not.
But the old Palm devices aside, the 5c is the best smartphone - in terms of feel. No case needed to get a grip...

mrew42  Nov. 27, 2014 at 20:37


JanSt / MOD  Nov. 27, 2014 at 21:24

oh :|

rdbradshaw  Nov. 28, 2014 at 08:47

So what that's nothing compared to Apple killing off my old lovely iphone 5 before its 1st birthday !


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