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 no-contract 16GB iPhone 5S, for example, is now shipping for $600 -- down from the $648 the carrier was previously charging.
The mega-retailer appears to be making way for the rumored iPhone 6 by getting rid of old stock at cut-rate prices.
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.
commentary Nowadays, what can 8GB get you? One movie, a few apps and songs, and your phone is already at full capacity.
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.
Apple has also brought the 4th-generation iPad with Retina display back into service, retiring the iPad 2.