Apple said to be cutting iPhone 5c production in half

By Shawn Knight
Oct 10, 2013
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  1. Apple is reportedly cutting daily production of the iPhone 5c in half moving forward, from 300,000 to 150,000 units. No reason for the cut was mentioned but one must assume the phone isn’t selling as well as Apple had hoped...

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  2. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    It will still look kind of funny to see those people lining up in the streets for one.
  3. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 457   +54

    Instead of a bread line, we now have an iPhone line.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  4. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

    Well what did they expect, it was either buy the outdated phone, or the brand new upgraded one...Colorful backplates are not a reason for a new phone
    NeurotechHD likes this.
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    I might take a gently used 5 around $350 vs. a 5c at $500. That price is still pretty steep.
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,917   +684

    They were stupid to even make the 5c, what they should have done was continue to create iPhone 5's, design is much nicer and I'm sure they could have taken off $50 still to make it "price competitive"...

    Instead they've created an ugly phone and put last gen's hardware in it, well done Apple... well Done...

    I guess it does show though the Sheeple maybe stupid but not that stupid!
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  7. Thank GOD that the fandom seems to be coming to an end.

    No one to rule them all. Rather, and assortment of rather interesting devices.

    Oh, and Steve is....
  8. Its to expensive I queued up in belfast for the 5s and nobody was buying the 5c
  9. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 457   +54

    It's an Apple blunder, certain to be spun into something else by marketing speak.
  10. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 828   +54

    They created the 5C because if they had put the 5 and 5s side by side, its difficult to discern the difference and they wouldn't have sold as many of the 5s. Looks like they succeeded in making the 5s successful but the plastic phone was always going to sell less as soon as it became clear that it wasn't actually a "cheap" iPhone, just the same price point as the 4s was when the 5 came out.
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    The fact of the matter remains... The 5C is just far too expensive. Cut the price by a couple hundred bucks then watch it fly off the shelves and into the hands of the iSheep.
    This is not to say the price of the 5S is reasonable but iSheep are programmed to being ripped off by Apple so they meekly pay the extortionist price.
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    Maybe but I wouldn't count on it.
  13. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 828   +54

    I have a 5 and I'm happy. My missus would be happy with a 5c and it's the same internals pretty much. It's just not cheap but they are good phones.
  14. dchall8

    dchall8 TS Rookie

    I specifically waited for Apple to make a plastic backed phone to get one. My wife is using it. She hates the keyboard and is intimidated by the technology, but she wanted one, so she has one.

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