It’s no mystery Apple made a pretty risky gamble by rolling out two new iPhone models instead of the classic one fresh variant, but since 5c and 5s initial sales combined are reported to have crushed iPhone 5’s numbers, you can say it all paid off.
Then again, Apple’s first ever plastic handheld may not be such a booming box-office hit. Otherwise, how can you explain the increasingly credible rumors going around about cutbacks in iPhone 5c production for the year’s fourth quarter?
I’ll tell you how they can be explained: Apple overestimated the potential of a colorful yet fragile iPhone with last year’s hardware and overpriced the thing, which led to it not finding an audience in the mid-range or high-end niche.
And if you need additional proof the “unapologetically plastic” gizmo isn’t selling too well, just look at its estimated shipping times in Apple’s online store. And now pit them against iPhone 5s numbers. Besides, there must be a reason so many third-party retailers have jumped the gun and slashed the bad boy’s price tag so early, eh?
Meanwhile though, iPhone 5s demand is said to be absolutely roaring, so if anything the rumored downsizing in 5c manufacturing may actually help Apple on the long haul, allowing the Cupertino-based company and its partners to focus on giving people what they really want. Bottom line, balance is restored to the iUniverse.