Apple's new 8GB version of the iPhone 5C is expanding its reach around the world.
As of this week, the 8GB model is available in the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, and the Czech Republic. The online Apple Store for all six countries show the 5C variant as in stock and ready to ship within 24 hours.
The 8GB 5C has also popped up in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Appleto consumers in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China to add to the 16GB and 32GB editions. The new variant is not available in the US. The decision to offer an even cheaper version of the 5C throughout the world comes amid weak sales for the phone in general.
Will the 8GB version light a fire under sales of the 5C? Not likely.
Consumers have expressed a strong preference for the 5S over the 5C. At Apple's quarterly conference call in January, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged that the.
The 5C's poor reception extends internationally. A report out last month from China-based analytics firm Umeng found that thecompared with 15 percent for the and 12 percent for the 5S.
With the iPhone 6 rumored to launch in September, people who don't need a new phone will likely sit tight the next few months to see what Apple cooks up next.