Apple simply needs to drop the price on the iPhone 5c.
OK, the current model's price will drop anyway when it becomes last year's model. Give the 2014 model the fingerprint sensor and a 64-bit processor and I'll bet that the selling curve will zoom upward.
They are losing because most think: "I'm not paying 500 euros for an year old phone with plastic. I might as well pay 300 and get an Android".
mwhiteco wrote: »
I just bought my ex a new 5c yesterday from Walmart for $29 she was using a 4 before that, I think that was a great price this is a much better phone that what she had.
This! I am waiting on Apple strategy when this phone becomes the low end model before I call this a fail. If they match the Nexus phone prices with the 5c this fall they will have a good unlock / emerging market option... (note: Apple would need to sell at around $300-$350 US to have a decent offering in mid-range / unlock markets)
Tim Cook said at the shareholder meeting that the growth will be in emerging markets and that China is a priority. But if they keep doing nothing about it and keep throwing them rich countries models, I don't see how this is an important market for Apple...
Regarding the unlock phone market, its like Apple has buried is head in the sand and still wants to believe the subsidize business model is still ruling. In international markets, customers are tired of insane monthly fees and the trend is quickly moving to unlock phones and this why Apple is losing big chunk of market shares all over the world. Now the Americans who thinks the world revolved around the US and the Apple diehard fanboys want to believe Apple is losing market shares to very cheap sub $100 phones in the wastelands outside of there borders. But this is not the case, they are losing all market segments except the high end, which is now saturated.
I think one of the reason Apple made the 5c was to make a product that looked inferior to the 5s. Then when customers were given the choice they would always pick the 5s. A `steering product' if you will.
joelchu wrote: »
Just my own anecdote London, more iPhone 5 actively in use (black). Seen lots of 5c everyday, just about every color. Apple is doing big push in the Tube (wall to wall ad) and carrier are doing pretty good deal like £24 a month and no up front cost.
I think one of the big reason the phone is not getting in more hands is because of the 4G. I am on O2 but their 4G don't support iPhone! And EE still too pricy in my opinion.
I think next year will see more people change phone because of the 4G finally roll out en mass.
away back i criticized iPhone 5c for replacing iPhone 5 and not gonna have huge sales but i was wrong in fact iPhones 5c will sell more than other iPhone models starting this year in fall and even more next year, iPhone 5c will have a great feature: Price!
I will add one thought: We need to compare the sales of the 5C with the 4S it replaced this time last year. We can't compare the 5C with the current 5S!