Apple is rumoured to introduce its iPhone 5c
in an 8GB cheaper model in Germany via mobile carrier O2, due to poor sales of the device.
9to5mac in a report has claimed that the Cupertino-based company might also re-launch the fourth-generation iPad.
According to the report, the iPhone 5c 8GB variant launch might be followed by the discontinuation of iPhone 4S. A German site has even claimed that the yet-to-be-launched 8GB iPhone 5c will be priced at EUR 509, which translates to roughly Rs. 43,300, which is about EUR 60 less when compared to the 16GB iPhone 5c variant.
An earlier report cited research firm Gartner claiming that Apple's iPhone 5c was 'too highly priced' for emerging markets like India, and claimed that iPhone 4S was the volume driver.
Engadget has also posted an image purportedly revealing iPhone 5c 8GB variant packaging.
(Also see: Apple iPhone 5c review)
In addition, the 9to5mac speculates that the re-launch fourth-generation iPad might ignite the iPad growth at a $399 price tag, and will also replace the dated iPad 2 which featured 30-pin dock connector. The report suggests that the fourth-generation iPad will bring Lightning charger uniformity across Apple's iPad line-up. 9to5mac suggests that the fourth-generation iPad 16GB LTE model could be price $559; however, we are yet to see an official announcement.
For those unaware, Apple introduced the fourth-generation iPad, alongside the Apple iPad mini in October 2012. The Cupertino-based giant in December 2012 launched the fourth-generation iPad in India. With the launch of iPad Air in 2013; however, the fourth-generation iPad was discontinued.
The fourth-generation iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display, Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance with same 10 hours of battery life.
Apple launched both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s in India on November 1, starting at Rs. 41,900 and Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB models, respectively. Both the smartphones were globally unveiled in September 2013.