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Reports say consumers want the more colorful iPhone 5C

IPhone 5S inventory is significantly lower than that of the iPhone 5C, according to mobile carriers. 

A new report from All Things D says that carriers have received the iPhone 5S in extremely low numbers for the Friday launch. One carrier even said it will have "grotesquely unavailable inventory.”

However, the carriers say they have a plentiful amount of iPhone 5Cs available, which will launch this Friday as well. 

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.

The iPhone 5C is touted as the "budget" iPhone, sporting a $99 price tag for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model (both with two-year contracts). The iPhone 5S runs $199, $299, and $399 for 16GB 32GB, and 64GB versions respectively. Both phones are expected to launch at Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile this Friday. 

Source: All Things D

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RE: Is this any surprise?
By Reclaimer77 on 9/18/2013 6:30:34 PM , Rating: 2
What is your agenda here? I know the phone is fast. EVERY new iPhone is fast. And yet every new iPhone is completely missing the feature set that I interact with my phone on a daily basis. Hell it's 2013 and iOS is still completely unable to convey any information to the user (outside of notifications) without requiring an app to be launched.

Mobile apps just aren't all that demanding when it comes down to it. Like you said, the iPhone 5 is still plenty fast and responsive.

But I acknowledge that I'm not Apple's target demographic. They aren't making products for people like me, and that's fine. If you want me to come out and say I'm impressed by their custom SoC's performance, don't worry, I am. But to me the product as a whole is very iterative, and you know what, for people who love the iPhone that's not a bad thing.

RE: Is this any surprise?
By Tony Swash on 9/18/2013 6:40:14 PM , Rating: 1
Mobile apps just aren't all that demanding when it comes down to it.

That may be true on Android which has far fewer high end apps and games but the top range stuff you can get on iOS will benefit from the new speed.

I forget to mention that the new iPhones come with the new iOS7 which has been rewritten and redesigned form the ground up, and which makes the feeble point releases that Android now gets look pretty pathetic especially as even those feature light incremental upgrades take years to actually roll out onto actual handsets in any great number.

RE: Is this any surprise?
By ritualm on 9/18/2013 9:57:12 PM , Rating: 2
the new iOS7 which has been rewritten and redesigned form the ground up

Yet it looks like someone took a dump on a plate and used it to doodle the wall with the gooey poo. Hardly revolutionary at all.
which makes the feeble point releases... pretty pathetic

Upgrades under the hood beats your "coat of pastel watercolor paint" iOS7 nonsense.

RE: Is this any surprise?
By troysavary on 9/18/2013 11:35:41 PM , Rating: 2
Rewriting the kernel for a new instruction set is not "upgrades under the hood?"

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