When Apple unveiled its iPhone 5C last week, we finally learned what the “C” stands for, and it certainly isn’t “cheap.” While the phone’s subsidized price of $99 is half that of the iPhone 5S, the phone off contract is nearly as expensive as Apple’s fully-featured device. Many thought the 5C would be a way for Apple to gain some worldwide market share back from Android. But in China, where Apple owns only five percent of the market share, the 5C costs over $700, only about $130 less than the current price of the iPhone 5 and far, far more expensive than many Huawei and other midrange smartphones, which usually clock in around $150. So what does the “C” actually stand for when it comes to the iPhone 5C? Color. Available in white, pink, yellow, blue and green, the iPhone 5C is the most colorful iPhone ever. If you want a pink iPhone, the may be perfect for you. For everyone else? This one is a swing and a miss.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 18, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).