Apple has added an 8GB version of its iPhone 5C to its portfolio as it looks to entice buyers into its ecosystem with a slightly cheaper option.
Apple is selling the 8GB iPhone 5C for £429, £40 cheaper than the 16GB version and £120 cheaper than the 32GB version, which costs £549. Apple will no doubt be hoping the move helps it reach out to buyers who were previously put off by its top-end costs.
It is also likely that over time the price of the device will fall once the next iPhone model is released later this year, as Apple moves to try and compete with Android devices in the mid-range of the market.
For comparison, the previously top-end iPhone 4S now costs £349 with 8GB of storage, a price which the 8GB iPhone 5C could eventually be reduced to once the next iPhone is available.
Currently both O2 and EE are offering the device with a raft of tariffs, and EE told V3 it intends to offer the device for £99 on an £18.99 monthly 4G plan for a limited time, although it did not specify how long for.
Three confirmed to V3 it would be offering the device, but it is not currently on its website, which was offline for maintenance at the time of publication. Vodafone said it would sell the device from £42 a month on a 4G contract.
So far the iPhone 5C has not proved as successful as Apple would have hoped, with figures from late last year suggesting it was being outsold three-to-one against the flagship iPhone 5S device. Our video review of the iPhone 5C is embedded below.
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