Apple Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in 16 New European Countries [Updated]

Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple's Online Stores in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now selling the 8 GB iPhone 5c. The device was spotted in these online stores by 9to5Mac.

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The 8 GB version of the phone was launched last month in a few of Apple's Online Stores alongside the relaunched 16 GB iPad 4. Apple revealed in a statement to Re/code that its strategy with the 8 GB iPhone 5c is to offer a low-cost option that is compatible with the growing number of developing LTE networks in certain countries. The report also noted that Apple prefers not to sell the lower-cost model in the United States because of the popularity of subsidized phones.

The 8GB iPhone 5c is available now through select Apple Online Stores as well as through various Apple Retail locations.

Update 2:31 AM: As spotted by MacRumors readers, the 8 GB iPhone 5c is also now available through Apple's Online Stores in Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary, and Luxembourg.

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9 months ago
What a failure. Still expensive with only 8 gigs. Why not just chop the price of the current 16 gig model instead of being so greedy?
Rating: 12 Votes
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9 months ago
€499 for an 8GB plastic phone?

Seriously Apple. Why would anyone buy this over a 5s. Needs to be €399 to be even worth a thought.
Rating: 8 Votes
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9 months ago

What a failure. Still expensive with only 8 gigs. Why not just chop the price of the current 16 gig model instead of being so greedy?


its hilarious cuz they introduced the 8GB one for 499€ here in Germany while every big store chain is selling the 16GB one for 489€. I guess its not selling too well in stores and they have to get them out somehow

such a pointless introduction of a 8GB device in 2014 when you can get the 16GB model for less already. Apple could have just adjusted the price of what they r already offering but of course they dont
Rating: 8 Votes
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9 months ago
They still insist on the 8gb version? 16gb is already a bit low. I'll rather go with the oppo find 7.
Rating: 6 Votes
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9 months ago

Portugal also

http://store.apple.com/pt/buy-iphone/iphone5c


So expensive and useless.
8gb... Apple could put 64gb as minimum and still get more than 30% margin.

Instead of useless dividends for greedy shareholders that do not care about the company at all, why not doing something about this, Tim? Tim had the nerve to state that Apple was earning more than they could use...

Here is a good use. It's all about making the best product possible, right? So do it.
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9 months ago
The 50 bucks price difference makes sense, and here is why:

Now the consumer thinking is 'the 16GB model gives me 8GB of extra space for only 50 bucks extra'.

Exactly the way you want it as a seller.

Introducing the 8GB model for that price makes the 16GB model seem more valuable and that makes perfect sense.
Rating: 5 Votes
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9 months ago

ITT

People who still think the iPhone 5c was a flop. Even though it has outsold every android flagship model.


This...

I am amazed by all the ranting against the 5c. The only phone that sells better than the 5c is the 5s (at least in the US an earlier report showed the 5s as #1 and 5c as #2). So yes there are techies that want to carry 256gig of stuff with them on their phone, but there are many people (my wife as just one example) that uses the phone as a phone, an email reader and a browser primarily. for them 8gig is overkill especially if they are using icloud and imatch so tht pictures and music dont take up space.

I would love to see a bigger price difference with the 5c being cheaper to attract more folks in the lower end of the market, but clearly the problem is not the storage when this "year old technology wrapped in plastic" is beating the pants off the competition.
Rating: 4 Votes
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9 months ago

What a failure. Still expensive with only 8 gigs. Why not just chop the price of the current 16 gig model instead of being so greedy?


Maybe because Apple is a business.
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9 months ago

Nothing says: "I have last year's phone" more than the 5c. At least in past years you could buy the actual previous model of phone. It would be the same phone that people in off-contract years still had. This phone feels like one was fooled into buying an old phone in a new plastic case. And 8GB? I guess if you are mostly just going to text and make phone calls...


I don't give a ***** if you or anyone thinks I'm carrying last years model. I don't carry an iPhone based on what others think. I carry because iPhone, iOS, the ecosystem, and the company are top notch, second to none, and fulfill what I want in tech and follow a philosophy of far beyond just making technology. My personal choice of a 5c is because I like it. I don't feel like I need to justify the reasons I chose it over 5s either. My choice, I'm happy.
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9 months ago
Really?? EUR 499,- for a nearly two year old phone in a plastic case with only 8gigs??

No wonder nobody is buying this phone! Apple, you should be ashamed to even offer this thing at these prices!

At todays currency exchange rates EUR 499 is USD 690, nearly the same for a brand new iphone 5s with 16gb in the USA.

Nothing else to say :mad:
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