In a move that does not seem shocking at all, Apple could very well stop producing the iPhone 5C from next year onwards. Sales of the handset haven’t been as pleasing as the company would have hoped them to be, which may be the prime reason for discontinuing it.
The first ever iPhone with a plastic exterior will reportedly cease to be pushed through production lines by mid-2015. This news comes from MacRumors which is citing Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times as its source. There are apparently some more promotion plans lined up for the device before its exit.
Once it’s gone, all the remaining smartphones from the Cupertino-based company will have fingerprint scanners on them. The iPhone 5C is currently selling only in the form of its 8GB storage option, which is also another indication that a slow phasing out is planned for it.
This device was launched alongside the 5S handset in September last year, and didn’t quite manage to take off with regards to shipments owing to the popularity of the latter model. It runs the old 32-bit Apple A6 processor and showcases its visuals on a 4-inch multi-touch Retina display.
The 8MP rear camera on its rear forms the highlight on this Apple smartphone, offering 1080p full HD video support among other advanced attributes. Its front on the other hand, houses a 1.2MP FaceTime camera which is great for video calling as well as taking selfies.
Like we said, the affordable iPhone 5C hasn’t been doing too well in terms of sales and that’s most probably the reason as to why it will be getting the boot from Apple sometime next year.