Apple reportedly set to reveal cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c tomorrow

By Justin Kahn
Mar 17, 2014
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  1. Apple is readying a new 8GB iPhone 5c for launch, according to various reports today. The rumors surfaced when an email from German mobile carrier O2 sent to its employees detailed the new device.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,861   +344

    Its not the phone price thats my problem, its the cost of data.
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TechSpot Booster Posts: 343   +34

    Just goes to show Apple's profit margin. 8gb of flash memory doesn't cost much when you buy wholesale. It's maybe $3, yet they are charging $85 apparently for the extra 8gb.
  4. I prefer IOS, but at the price of new phones, my 3 year old iphone 4 is good enough. (fast enough now too with 7.1)
  5. dennis777

    dennis777 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 274   +29

    A new iphone is not cheap. not even once.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,721   +873

    I used to have a 4GB iPod Nano and a 8GB iPod Touch 4G. The space was always an issue. Now I have a 16GB iPhone 5 and space is already beginning to run low. Apps are taking more and more space nowadays and 8GB is very little in this day and age for some people. But it may suite the needs for some.
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 941   +82

    I wouldn't buy an 8 GB iOS phone. People are already having to move photos and apps off their 16 GB phones to make room for the updates to unpack.
  8. Hexic

    Hexic Newcomer, in training Posts: 49   +6

    I appreciate my GS3 with my 32GB microSD card, no running out of space in the near future for me. The only time I've ever had problems with storage is when I had 30.2GB of music on the card. When I reach that point, I realize I need to re-evaluate the amount of music I have on my card and clean up shop.

    In today's times, I believe 8/16GB is simply not enough for more and more people. Especially when the iPhone doesn't even accommodate SD cards to begin with.
  9. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 306   +18

    Meh, it's not going to do well today. Everyone is going to be busy watching Frozen! XD
  10. Aghost2u

    Aghost2u Newcomer, in training

    With the price of memory today 32gb & 64gb should be the norm, with 16gb being a budget phone. Apple has always charged a premium price for increased memory.
  11. I just bought my Samsung S4. Every single person that I know with the iPhone 5 easily admits they'd rather have this phone. The fad is wearing quickly for the cuteness of these devices.

    I paid $20 at Radioshack AND kept my unlimited data plan with Verizon.

    Oh 8Gb!? My phone came with 16Gb internal AND a 16Gb memory chip.
     


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