Think about it.
The Apple iPhone 5C is an underpowered and ugly smartphone. It sticks out like a sore thumb alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, not to mention the iPhone 5S. If there’s one thing Apple will do to the iPhone line-up in 2015, it’s drop the iPhone 5C.
On the plus side, this is Apple’s low-cost handset. It is made from plastic and this is the main reason that it doesn’t cost the same to buy sim-free, or to take out on contract, as its metal-clad brethren. It’s also perfectly usable – it uses mostly the same hardware as the iPhone 5 including the same dual-core A6 processor. iOS is designed as such that it’ll run smoothly on this lower-powered processor, with the caveat that apps aren’t as snappy.
“The iPhone 5C is a distraction from the premium brand that Apple is.”
It’s an okay smartphone. But, it doesn’t fit in with any of the products Apple makes. The iPad range and Macbook range is all aluminium. The iPhone 5C serves as a cheaper option for smartphone shoppers, but it’s also a distraction from the premium brand that Apple is.
For this reason, Apple will drop it in 2015.
They will also probably drop the 8GB iPhone 4S, which is sad, because this is in my opinion the most handsome smartphone Apple has ever made. The iPhone 5S will however likely remain, only in 8GB form rather than the 16GB and 32GB versions it’s available as today.
I also think Apple will drop the iPhone 6 Plus and the Plus branding altogether.
So in 2015, here’s what I think the iPhone line-up will look like:
iPhone 7 – iPhone 6 – iPhone 5S.
The 7 will be a 5.5-inch phablet – the flagship of the range – while the 6 will be updated with a slightly better camera. The 5S will remain exactly the same only it’ll be available in 8GB form only.
What do you think the iPhone line-up will look like in 2015? Share your comments with me below.