The iPhone 5C was an expected yet poorly implemented move from Apple. We all thought the company producing a plastic phone would be a good idea because it would allow them to sell it at a competitive off-contract price. Unfortunately they didn’t sell it that way even though the device itself was very good. Many criticize the company for ditching the excellent metal design of the iPhone 5 on their $99 device, but apparently the consumer didn’t feel the same.
In Q4 of 2013 (Oct-Dec), the iPhone 5C outsold every flagship phone except it’s older brother the iPhone 5S. This is only in the U.S. where the 5C sold approximately 12.8 million units. This compares to 9 million Galaxy S4’s, the other phone in the top three for Q4. The 5C pales in comparison however to the 5S which sold an estimated 31.9 million units in the same time frame.
What do you think of these sales numbers? Do you think Apple will continue with C lineup with the next iPhone? Let us know in the comments!