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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are you high?
by crhylove on Thu 17th Oct 2013 07:56 UTC
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The last ios reveal demoed almost ALL features that have been in android for 3 versions. This isn't 2010. Apple lost their tech lead during gingerbread!

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RE: are you high?
by chithanh on Thu 17th Oct 2013 11:04 in reply to "are you high?"
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That is not correct. Apple still leads the way in some areas in mobile, e.g. they are the first to go 64 bit.

This has even prompted Samsung to announce that the next Galaxy will be 64 bit too, and Qualcomm to release a butthurt statement where they claim that the benefit of going 64 bit is only more memory (which is of course patently false).

What is correct is that Apple is out-innovated in other areas by the hordes of Android vendors who are able to satisfy every segment of the market with their huge variation.

Need a phone with built-in projector? Check.
Prefer the phablet size and input with a pen? Check.
Want a phone which docks into a tablet or workstation? Check.
Want a curved phone that shatters when you accidentally sit on it? Check.

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RE[2]: are you high?
by Kochise on Thu 17th Oct 2013 18:35 in reply to "RE: are you high?"
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64 bits ? Innovation ? Wohwohwoh, please gentleman, contain your orgasm. Have 64 bits brought something really tangible to desktops beside more huge memories ? Multicores have. What will 64 bits provides to a calendar and some phone applications ?

Remember the Atari Jaguar 64 bits fiasco ? Behold your 64 bits claims...


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