Apple's much-anticipated 8GB variant of the iPhone 5c
is now official in the United Kingdom. The iPhone 5c 8GB variant is currently available via O2 UK and is being offered at various price plans.
For O2 consumers, the iPhone 5c 8GB model is available on contractwith plans that start with no upfront cost, all the way up to GBP 409.99 full phone price.
It's worth pointing out that the iPhone 5c 8GB variant has not appeared on other retailers or even at the Apple Store. Further, there is no word on when or whether the iPhone 5c 8GB model will hit other markets, though it is expected to do so.
Update: The iPhone 5c 8GB variant is now listed on the Apple UK site (GBP 429), and at French telecom operator, SFR (EUR 539.99).
Notably, the iPhone 5c 8GB model comes with identical innards to the previous iPhone 5c models, except for the smaller inbuilt storage.
On Monday, a report suggested that Apple could introduce its iPhone 5c in an 8GB cheaper model via mobile carrier O2, due to poor sales of the device.
Apple launched both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s in India in November 2013, starting at Rs. 41,900 and Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB models, respectively. Both the smartphones were globally unveiled in September 2013.
For those unaware, the Apple iPhone 5c features an all-new design, comes in multiple colours (Blue, Green, Pink, White and Yellow) and packs internals almost identical to the iPhone 5. The Apple iPhone 5c features a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with a resolution of 640x1136 pixels and a 326ppi pixel density. It is powered by the Apple A6 chipset, which is also seen on the iPhone 5.
The Apple iPhone 5c features a hard-coated polycarbonate body and is a bit thicker and heavier than the iPhone 5. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also includes a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Mobiles launched in March 2014