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.
More and more news continues to drift in suggesting that the iPhone 5c isn't quite the success Apple had hoped for. The latest comes from Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), which reports that Apple is still cutting back on orders in order to stay in line with the low demand for the lower-cost smartphone. According to their findings, Apple has told supply partner ProTek (Pegatron) to cut back from 320,000 units per day in October to a mere 80,000 units per day.
Want to know what Apple's upcoming "budget" iPhone 5C looks like? BGR snagged some allegedly legitimate high quality photos of it from Sonny Dickson, which means we're no longer stuck with blurry shots that seem like they were taken by the same people who always happen to see the Sasquatch and alien spaceships.
If BusinessInsider is to be believed, we still don't have any concrete idea as to when the so-called "budget" iPhone will ship, but we at least have a name for it. According to what the publication identifies as an in-the-know source who doesn't actually work for Apple, the long-anticipated phone will be called the iPhone 5C. Here's to hoping that the "C" doesn't just stand for "cheap."
Now that the dust surrounding iOS 7 and the new Mac Pro is finally starting to settle, the Apple rumor mill is starting to turn its attention to other subjects--most notably, the so-called "budget" iPhone. With the recent posting of a video to YouTube by Michael Kukielka of DetroitBORG, as reported by MacRumors, those rumors are starting to assume physical form.