It’s no news that the affordable version of the iPhone, meaning iPhone 5C, did not live to the expectations of the manufacturers in terms of sales. Please, don’t misunderstand us: we are not saying that the launch of the iPhone 5C was not successful, but the folks at Apple expected something much greater. And in order to makes things easier for this smartphone, manufactures will bring a cheaper version with only 8 GB of internal memory.
Currently, iPhone 5C comes with an either 16 GB or 32 GB option, while the superior model 5S comes with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory. But let’s not forget the most important aspect: the difference in price that potential clients will perceive. Would it be better to look at an 8GB iPhone 5C or also focus on superior models? What would you do?
iPhone 5C: special offer from mobile network operators
iPhone 5C is part of many special deals offered by most mobile network operators. Why? Because that is the only way it would sell. Big surprise! The situation has been strongly underestimated by the people at Apple who had surely expected that the smartphone would sell faster than you could say Apple, without problems, just because of the brand. But the price too close to the superior model 5S has rearranged things in another way.
It is estimated that over a million iPhone 5C smartphones are delivered to distributors and waiting for their own special buyer and another big stock is found in the central store from Apple. Not to mention the fact that the production for this model has been stopped since the end of last year. Manufacturers are expecting to get rid of the huge stock and the 8GbBversion of the smartphone is their own desperate attempt to boost sales.
In other words, Apple prefers to wait and sell expensive, instead of lowering the price to an acceptable level. What do you think they should do?