RIP, iPhone 5c: You're A Flop [Chart] | Cult of Mac

RIP, iPhone 5c: You’re A Flop [Chart]


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If you love the iPhone 5c, here’s a painful chart, courtesy of analytics plaform Mixpanel: growth of the iPhone 5c is pretty much stagnant at just around 6% (roughly where it’s been since Christmas), even as the iPhone 5s has achieved a 20% share of the iPhone market, overtaking the iPhone 4 and approaching the iPhone 4s in popularity.

iPhone 5c sales have no gone as expected for Apple. Although many expected Apple to unveil a low-cost iPhone for emerging markets alongside the iPhone 5s, what Apple instead did was release a mid-range phone that was nothing but the iPhone 5 in a plastic shell: cheaper for Apple to manufacture, but not a device mid-range customers were necessarily clamoring for.

It seems pretty obvious at this point that Apple will kill the ‘C’ line when the iPhone 6 launches, but what will take its place?

Via: MacPlus


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