Apple to Launch Cheaper iPhone 5C 8 GB on March 18?
Is Apple's next iPhone arriving this week?
These days, most iPhone rumors focus on the next generation of iPhone, the iPhone 6, with a few about a next generation iPhone 5C thrown in for good measure. However, it seems Apple isn't done with the current generation iPhone 5C just yet. The latest rumors say we'll see a brand new, smaller capacity iPhone 5C this week.
European cell phone carrier O2 apparently let the cat out of the bag in an internal email obtained by stadt-bremerhaven.de. The email, which originated from O2 Germany, says the handset will be available in an 8 GB configuration starting tomorrow, March 18. Naturally, this smaller capacity iPhone 5C would be cheaper than the current entry-level 16 GB iPhone. German prices put the phone at €509, which is €60 less than the 16 GB.
Apple hasn’t offered an 8 GB iPhone since the iPhone 4S, and that phone is still available. While there’s no indication as to what this means for the iPhone 4S, it’s likely Apple is trying to phase out this 3-year-old phone. Though even the iPhone 4 is able to run iOS 7.1, the iPhone 5C is Apple’s ‘entry-level’ iPhone. It’s not cheap, but it’s more affordable than the iPhone 5S. It makes sense that the company would want to streamline its offerings.
Apple is also rumored to be releasing 'premium' iPhone 5C models later this year. The rumors regarding the iPhone 6 are a bit all over the place right now, but there's been talk of a new iPhone 5C with colorful aluminum shells similar to what we see on the current generation iPod nano. Check out all the rumors regarding the next generation of iPhone here.