The iPhone 5C Misses One Critical Mark

Sep.12.13 | About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

When Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released the next generation of iPhones - the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C - while many features, functions, and bits of flair were well received, the 5C missed one critical mark. Rumors of a 'cheap' iPhone have been swirling through the blogosphere for months, and while there were two very divided camps on the subject, even those opposed to the device could see some merit. A lower-priced device was believed to be the key to letting Apple try to recapture market share from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), which has reached 79.3% globally.

In the video below, I discuss the pricing of the new device and the ramifications it has for Apple looking toward the rest of the year.

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