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

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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by dnebdal on Wed 16th Oct 2013 11:35 UTC
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It probably doesn't help that the 5C just isn't that much cheaper - it's £550 for the 5S and £470 for the 5C, and if you're willing to pay £470 for a phone, adding another £80 (17% more) to get one that is in all ways better doesn't seem like a huge stretch.

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