The iPhone 5c is last year's iPhone 5 with a shiny new coat of paint. At Australian prices, the iPhone 5s is a far better choice.
Production of the lower-cost iPhone will cease during the middle of 2015, claims Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times.
The price of the iPhone 5C falls to $29 and the 5S to $99. Does this mean the iPhone 6 launch is nearing?
This lower-storage version of Apple's lower-end smartphone is now available in more than 15 countries altogether, but not in the US.
The iPhone 5c now comes in a lower-capacity 8GB model in Australia, China, the UK, France and Germany.
Apple's quietly slipped a less expensive iPhone 5C into its lineup, but so far it's only on sale in China, Europe and Australia.
commentary Nowadays, what can 8GB get you? One movie, a few apps and songs, and your phone is already at full capacity.
Apple has also brought the 4th-generation iPad with Retina display back into service, retiring the iPad 2.
Retired from production last fall, the iPad 4 could make an encore appearance as early as Tuesday.
Sales of Apple's iPhone 5C have lagged behind the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 since its introduction in China. But the gap is apparently growing wider.