iOS 7 teaser (iPhone 5c ad 007)

As expected, Apple has launched an 8GB version of its iPhone 5c this morning. The handset popped up on UK carrier O2’s website a few moments ago, priced at £50 on contract. That’s a little over $80 in USD, and between £50 and £100 cheaper than the 16GB model.

Apart from the smaller storage bin, the new iPhone 5c is identical in every way to the handset that Apple introduced back in October. It still has a 4-inch Retina display, the powerful A6 processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. And yes, it’s still unapologetically plastic…

The 8GB 5c is currently showing up on O2’s website and several European Apple web stores. In the UK, the device is priced at £429 unlocked, making it £40 cheaper than the 16 GB. We expect it to start showing up in the US and other countries soon. It appears the 8GB iPhone 5c is only available in Australia, China, France, Germany, and the UK.

8gb iphone 5c

Today’s launch rounds out an interesting couple of weeks for Apple’s tier-2 handset. The company has been running an aggressive advertising campaign for the 5c since mid-March, placing animated ads on several high-profile websites and on the back covers of magazines.

Many have suggested that the marketing push is evidence that the 5c is not selling as well as Apple had hoped, and introducing this new 8GB model won’t likely help curb that conversation. But since Apple doesn’t break down its iPhone sales mix, this all remains speculation.

It was originally believed that the new 8GB 5c would replace the iPhone 4s, but at the time of this writing, the 4s was still available on Apple’s website and at various carriers. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated.

  • Athanasios Pap

    I thing that had to be the “cheaper” iPhone that everyone was expecting! Apple did never say that it would be cheap, but it is a super alternative to the continuing iPhone 4S!

    • RandomGuyHits

      Μη προτρεχέτω η γλώττα της διανοίας

      • Damian W

        You are tottally right.

      • RandomGuyHits

        I know, right? Btw it means “think twice before talking” or something like that.. Yeah ancient greek is a beautiful language, considered “classic language” by many so go get some basic education

      • Damian W

        What dude? You telling me to get some basic education and yet you are not 100 percent sure what you wrote means. Btw I speak 3 languages and could not care less about Greek. I think I already passed the basic education

      • RandomGuyHits

        Gosh wtf… Ok i am sorry. I guess you are right. I was little mad when i wrote this cauz in case you didnt notice the person to whom i replied is greek and a troller pops up making fun of the language. You cant imagine how important language is for us.

      • Athanasios Pap

        I don’t get you! And yes I am greek, but this site is international

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  • Willie

    I think it’s apple trying to kill the 4s and also trying to sell the iPhone 5c. It’s a good move!

  • Leonard Wong

    Just $40 less expensive than 16GB
    Why someone will buy the 8GB version instead?

    • Nuno Xavier

      Why would anyone even buy the 5c…

      • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

        apperently its cute ._.

  • Kenrick Fernandes

    does anyone know a good app for protecting my photos. Lockdownpro has a whole bunch of flaws : (

    • al7oot

      BioLockdown

      • Kenrick Fernandes

        this is good for people with 5s. I have a 5

    • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

      what you need is lockdownpro + pprotect 😀

      • Kenrick Fernandes

        i have lockdownpro, and photostreams is pointless, i don’t upload anything.

      • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

        lockdown will protect the photos app, the pprotect will lock the photoacess from other apps, how else do you want to protect it?

      • Kenrick Fernandes

        yeah your right. but i dont want to spend on another app. i have already spent on lockdownpro. Generally one app should be able to do all this

      • Mhmd Bassam Nasyr

        generally yeah, send a request for it to the lockdownpro dev and after what he says you can buy pprotect or try as in crack? if you like purchase

    • fb2

      Try protecti which works really great. It has a lot of option for example you can enter a “protected mode” where chosen apps can’t be opened or you can hide chosen apps while you’re in the protected mode. you can enter it with an Activator Gesture.

      Another option is PhotoAlbums+ which lets you password protect your photos. Additionally it lets you decide which pictures should be uploaded to PhotoStream and it gives you the ability to MOVE pictures from the camera roll instead of COPYING ;p

  • Litchy

    The 8GB 5c is no game changer but good to have around. They’ll probably stick with the 8GB version when the iPhone 6 arrives and replace the 4s with it

    Edit: Lightning ftw! 😀

    • Jason Baroni

      Indeed! Such a great deal for emergent countries!

  • mav3rick

    8GB on a today smart phone is a joke. More that it’s on the 2 years ago hardware in a plastic case. Cheap tactic for an outdated device. Really desperate to move that colored plastic, also with those recent big billboards. Like also a joke it is to ask these days for $100 on 16GB memory upgrade

  • mondo

    still way overpriced….

    • Hyr3m

      … is something that can be said about all Apple products.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Unapologetically ripoff.

  • Rot Kelfer

    I’d like to see the idiot why buys one.
    Actually, I wouldn’t.

  • Jonathan

    I don’t even see it on the store. Was it taken down that fast? lol
    USA store too.

  • Tommy

    I actually quite like the 5C. If it had all the internals of the 5S I might actually buy it.

    • Rot Kelfer

      that’s the thing – it didn’t

  • Chan

    What a joke? 713$ LKR 93,117 i5C 8GB? Seriously Apple? kidding right?

    i5S 16GB is 735$/ LKR 96,000 here in Sri Lanka.