Originally Posted by blackbook
The 4 was made to be the best smartphone on the market 3 years ago. The 5C rather is being made solely to be low cost. That's what I mean in referencing that both smartphones were made to address different needs for consumers.
Why not wait to see if the product exists and, if it exists, what it looks like before passing judgment?
I think it's extremely unlikely that Apple would ever sell a product whose only reason for existence is 'low cost'. They have certainly sold products in the past which were lower in price than their existing products, but never sold a product that was 'low cost' compared to the rest of the market. In the case of phones, that means they might easily sell a phone in the $400 range, but they're not going to sell a $100 phone.
Furthermore, if the rumors are true, the design clearly is not just about low cost. The rumors say that it will be a good quality phone designed with colors to appeal to a different audience than the existing models.