Source: All Things D
quote: All Things D says it's because customers prefer the colorful 5Cs as opposed to the 5S. The 5C comes in five vibrant colors while the high-end 5S comes in grey (black), silver and gold. The report notes that demand for the high-end version may be less than expected, as well.
quote: And if I’m right, and the 5C proves popular, there’s an operational win for Apple as well. The 5C’s components are mostly those of the year-old iPhone 5 — a phone Apple already knows how to produce in very high volume. Though the case is new, surely plastic cases are easier (and cheaper) to fabricate than aluminum ones. The iPhone 5C could be the first new iPhone for which Apple has no problems meeting demand — not because demand is low, but because supply is easier to achieve.
quote: So essentially what you're saying is that it's easier to repackage last year's product then to produce a new product? Hot damn! Someone give this man a master of the obvious award!
quote: Instead they shamelessly ripped off a Nokia Lumia 620, (they've sued Samsung for less!) talked about Polycarbonate and seamless cases like they've just invented this (hilarious), and as a designer I'd even argue that their color choices are pretty blah (the red is closer to pink for example).
quote: They can flood the market with these if they want. They aren't going to sell as many as you think.
quote: The iPhone 5s is the world's most advanced phone.
quote: As a result the iPhone 5s is easily the fastest phone on the market by a large margin.
quote: The iPhone 5s is quite possibly the biggest S-update we've ever seen from Apple....The A7 SoC is seriously impressive. Apple calls it a desktop-class SoC, but I'd rather refer to it as something capable of competing with the best Intel has to offer in this market. In many cases the A7's dual cores were competitive with Intel's recently announced Bay Trail SoC.
quote: Meanwhile all the 5s reviewers are saying the same thing which is once you start using the iTouch fingerprint recognition system going back to devices that use unlock pin codes feels clunky and absurd, and replicating iTouch will prove extremely difficult and possibly impossible because Apple owns all the patents for the basic technology that's involved.
quote: This is a sales tactic more than a useful security feature. Most people don't lock their phones anyway. But those who use pin coded or other methods, have a far more secure phone than the iPhone.And save the marketing speech for someone who isn't ignorant. There hasn't been a single viable fingerprinting method that can't be defeated by using a lifted print. And guess what your iPhone has all over it? Your thumbprints.Just wait, in a few weeks the Internet will be ablaze with how-to videos showing how easily defeated iTouch is from a security standpoint using lifted prints.Using the favorite term of Android bashers like yourself, iTouch is a gimmick.
quote: You are such a technical neophyte.
quote: Somehow all the technical discussion... has passed by you.
quote: This fingerprint technology is so superior
quote: Most people don't lock their phones anyway.
quote: The iPhone 5s is easily and by a wide margin faster than the fastest Android handset.
quote: The M7 co-processor unlocks a whole new way to do versatile and super power efficient location and activity monitoring
quote: The iPhone 5s is the first handset to use Bluetooth Low Energy technology
quote: There is nothing like the ARMv8 architecture...
quote: Meanwhile all the 5s reviewers are saying
quote: which sets a new benchmark for a top end phone
quote: Apple are set for another bumper growth year.
quote: Wrong. It's barely any faster, and the problem is we've already reached the point in smartphones where the current stuff is "fast enough" for most people.
quote: achieve the sort of SOC integration between hardware and OS
quote: Mobile apps just aren't all that demanding when it comes down to it.
quote: the new iOS7 which has been rewritten and redesigned form the ground up
quote: which makes the feeble point releases... pretty pathetic
quote: Did you fail to notice that Apple released two iPhones? The iPhone 5s is the world's most advanced phone.
quote: Apple released these in 2004, almost a decade ago.
quote: So why the gap in supply? All Things D says it's because customers prefer the colorful 5Cs as opposed to the 5S. The 5C comes in five vibrant colors while the high-end 5S comes in grey (black), silver and gold. The report notes that demand for the high-end version may be less than expected, as well.