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Apple to Reportedly Stop Production of iPhone 5c in 2015

Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5c next year, according to Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times. Production of the handset is said to be stopping in the middle of the year, as Apple suppliers Wistron and Foxconn will look to wind down production of the device. The news follows a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week which noted that production of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 4S would end later in 2015 after promotional plans.

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Originally released as a lower-cost option last year, the iPhone 5c is currently available in a single 8GB configuration alongside the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. It is likely that Apple will stop production of the iPhone 5c to streamline its iPhone lineup, as every handset would then likely be equipped with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Apple's iPhone 5c saw lower-than-expected sales after its debut in 2013 due to high demand for the then-flagship iPhone 5s. Apple did attempt a renewed push late last year to promote the iPhone 5c, debuting ads for the device on popular blogging platform Tumblr and on websites like Yahoo.com. Other reports also suggested that Apple cut iPhone 5c production significantly while ramping up iPhone 5s production to meet customer demand last year.

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24 months ago
Funny how we regard the 5C as a flop, next to the 5S..

But the 6+ as a success, next to the 6.

The sales ratios are the same for each.
Rating: 43 Votes
24 months ago
This is kind of surprising. I thought Apple would keep the 5c around another year and maybe offer a 4GB version :rolleyes:
Rating: 43 Votes
24 months ago
Captain Obvious strikes... the 5C will be 2 years old, and three generations behind next year.

Now, what might convince me about these "analysts" is if they could tell us what the successor to the 5c will look like.
Rating: 20 Votes
24 months ago

I've only ever seen two of these since they were released. I've already seen two iPhone 6s.


Only two? I saw two just yesterday.
Rating: 16 Votes
24 months ago
unapologetically cancelling
Rating: 16 Votes
24 months ago
The 5C wasn't a flop either. It outsold many other phones In the winter quarter this year.
Rating: 16 Votes
24 months ago
It's a nice little phone. My 70 year old dad has one and likes it. It's more than enough than what he needs from a smartphone.

That said, I've never really understood the point of it. I guess he saved 100 bucks on it, but in thei length of a single 2 year contract, that really isn't a lot of money.
Rating: 15 Votes
24 months ago

I've only ever seen two of these since they were released. I've already seen two iPhone 6s.


Really? i see them everywhere.
I have one, my sister has one, my niece has one, two of my mates have them.

One the other hand i don't think i've ever see a windows phone outside of a phone shop.
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago
I have to say, I'm disappointed. I loved my 5c, and if it weren't for the larger form factor of the 6 plus, I'd still be rocking with it.
Rating: 11 Votes
24 months ago

Funny how we regard the 5C as a flop, next to the 5S..

But the 6+ as a success, next to the 6.

The sales ratios are the same for each.

6+ is a lot more expensive than the 5C.
Rating: 10 Votes

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