Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Oct 2013 08:46 UTC

Apple has told two suppliers of its lower-cost iPhone 5C that it is reducing orders in the fourth quarter, according to a report by Dow Jones news agency Wednesday, raising concerns about weaker-than-expected demand for the new product.

Apple began selling it's the new low-price option last month in 11 markets, including the U.S. and China, but consumers have focused on the more expensive 5S model, which was launched at the same time.

While demand for the costlier version, that comes with a fingerprint sensor and faster chips, outstripped expectations - especially the gold-colored version - the iPhone 5C has failed to generate as much interest.

Leave it to the media to turn higher-than-expected demand for the more expensive model into bad news.

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Wording is everything
by wocowboy on Wed 16th Oct 2013 09:05 UTC
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The author could have made this post even more controversial, as I am sure it was intended, if he had worded the key phrase of the teaser "the iPhone 5C has failed to generate as much interest" to read "has failed to generate much interest", leaving out the "as".

Fact is, the 5C is selling, it's simply being overshadowed by the 5S. People seem to be enamored with the fingerprint reader and the general desirability of that device more than any other right now, including the Samsung Galaxy S4. I have to say I agree having held and played with one. Both devices are a nice convenient and handy size, like some other buyers I am simply not into the colored phone thing. To each his own.

Edited 2013-10-16 09:06 UTC

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