The iPhone 5c, Apple’s solution to consumers who want a cheaper alternative to the then flagship iPhone 5s, will reportedly cease production some time next year. Apple’s rumoured halt on the production of the iPhone 5c was reported by Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times.
The iPhone 5c served as a lower-priced alternative to the more expensive iPhone 5s. However, in terms of hardware specifcations, the iPhone 5c was actually nearly identical to the iPhone 5 save for the storage options as the iPhone 5c lacked the 64GB storage option the iPhone 5 offered.
In terms of aesthetics however, the iPhone 5c differed from both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s as it employed a plastic back that came in five different colours, a stark contrast to the aluminium body on its more expensive counterparts. The iPhone 5c was also a little bit thicker than both the iPhone 5 and 5S.
It should come as no surprise why production of the iPhone 5c may be severed. This is, after all, essentially a 2012 iPhone 5 model with a change in aesthetics. To add onto that, given Apple’s shift into the larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it makes financial sense to streamline its production lines to focus only on the newer models – which are still chronically short in stock around the world.