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.
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.