Apple killing iPhone 5C next year

Apple will cease production of the iPhone 5C in 2015, according to a new report.

Last year’s attempt to create a more affordable iPhone has only been on the market for a little over a year, but it seems Apple will pull the plug on the iPhone 5C before it reaches its second birthday.

That’s according to Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times, at least, which states that Apple will cease iPhone 5C production in the middle of 2015.

The iPhone 5C launched alongside the iPhone 5S towards the end of 2013, but lacked its key new features like the Touch ID fingerprint recognition system, A7 processor, and slo-mo video capabilities.

Indeed, to all intents and purposes, the iPhone 5C was simply an iPhone 5 in a plastic body.

Sales of the iPhone 5C reportedly failed to meet expectations, with most buyers opting to go for the iPhone 5S instead. It’s not too hard to see why – the iPhone 5C simply wasn’t as cheap as many thought it would and should be.

If you were buying it SIM-free at launch, it only cost you £80 less than the iPhone 5S.

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Of course, Apple naturally retires older iPhones in the range after a couple of years. What’s more, with the shift to larger form factors with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5S filling in as a slightly cheaper and smaller alternative, there’s very little reason for the iPhone 5C to exist any more.

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Via: Cnet