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No word on US launch just yet, but it is expected

Just yesterday, reports were circulating that Apple would be rolling out an 8GB version of the iPhone 5C smartphone. Those reports have proven to be true with the new 8GB version of the iPhone 5C landing in China and Europe.
Carriers across Europe are currently taking orders for the 8GB iPhone 5C. UK carrier O2 and French carrier SFR are said to be offering the device for free on contract.
The 8GB version of the phone is available directly from the Apple Store as well with an unlocked version selling for £429 making it £40 cheaper than the 16GB version of the smartphone.
The new 8GB iPhone 5C is available in multiple colors and other than having less storage; the device has the same exact hardware found in other iPhone 5C versions. It's unclear at this point if the iPhone 4S will be discontinued now that the 8GB 5C is available -- as of now the iPhone 4S is still on carrier websites.
The 8GB iPhone 5C has yet to make an appearance in the U.S.

Sources: Engadget, Apple insider

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RE: What a steal
By BRB29 on 3/18/2014 11:57:30 AM , Rating: -1
No, the HTC One retails for $550 to $600 right now.

Why do people keep confusing subsidized price with unsubsidized?

RE: What a steal
By Flunk on 3/18/2014 12:12:09 PM , Rating: 2
Because most people in the US/Canada don't understand that subsidies cost them more in the long run.

RE: What a steal
By hughlle on 3/18/2014 12:46:59 PM , Rating: 2
8gb Iphone 5C retails for £429

I can buy a brand new HTC One for £365 -
I can buy a brand new S4 for £319 -

I'm not confused in the slightest.

RE: What a steal
By DaveLessnau on 3/18/2014 2:11:08 PM , Rating: 3
So apples 8gb budget handset is significantly more expensive than either the HTC One or Samsung S4....

... No, the HTC One retails for $550 to $600 right now.

I don't know where the communication fault lies, but that's exactly what the OP was saying. £429 is $711.37. So, the 8GB iPhone 5C (at over $700) IS more expensive than the HTC One with the prices your quoted ($550 to $600).

For another take on this, look at "Eight Android phones to buy instead of the 8GB iPhone 5c":

"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone

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