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A disappointing reception compared to the iPhone 5s has led many commentators to call the iPhone 5c a flop of sorts, but the colorful little device refuses to go away. Indeed, leaked documents from O2 Germany suggest that a new 8GB model is on the way to stores tomorrow, and Cult of Mac notes that two carriers in the U.K. have, in fact, already received shipments of the new models.
The leak was picked up by Caschy’s Blog of Germany, which obtained the O2 internal memo from a "trusted source." According to the documents, we'll see the smaller iPhone 5c no later than tomorrow, March 18. The new unit is said to cost €509 ($709), representing a €60 ($84) reduction in price over the existing 16GB model.
Other evidence seems to confirm the findings as fact, including a photo of the 8GB iPhone's 5c's packaging over at Engadget. The photo shows that the unit's part number is MG902B/A, which puts it in the same A1507 class of models as the 16GB and 32GB versions.
Little else about the new phone is known, although it's expected to include many of the same features as the existing models, such as the 8-megapixel camera, the A6 processor, and the 4-inch Retina display. Even so, it'll be interesting to see what Apple does with this release if the rumors are legit. A mere 8GB isn't much of anything these days, especially considering that Apple's own updates require about 3GB of storage space, to say nothing about software from secondary parties.
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