Apple has launched a new 8GB variant of its iPhone 5c smartphone, which will further push the company’s efforts to reduce the price and enter into the developing markets. Unfortunately, this “memory tight” device sees a launch in India, not in U.S. or other global markets yet.
When Apple launched iPhone 5c along with iPhone 5s, many of us thought that the company is actually providing a cheaper version of the iPhone, but later the price tag proved that only materials’ cost were reduced, not the price. Still, iPhone 5c was the premium priced smartphone with plastic body and iPhone 5 features.
Instead of going for a new affordable smartphone, Apple has launched an 8GB variant of iPhone 5c for INR 37,500, which comes to around $640 after converting to USD, still a premium price! As of now, the 16GB version of the iPhone 5c is available for over $700 in India, which is $70 (INR 4,000) higher than the new model.
Currently, Apple is selling 16GB iPhone 5c for around $70 discount in several promotions in India. If the company uses the similar promotions on the 8GB handset, then the price could see a slight drop. But the price is not competitive in the country against the Android phones such as LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, Samsung Note 3 Neo and few others.
If you don’t store much photos, videos and other multimedia stuff on your iPhone, you could have one for $70 less and that too not in US. What do you say about the price for such a limited storage iPhone?