U.K. iPhone 5C pre-orders "a big disappointment"

|By:, SA News Editor

"They are 60% to 70% less than we were expecting, and we didn’t expect them to be massively high given it’s not the flagship model," says one mobile network source, while another operator says total 5C orders are only one-tenth of what's been typical during other Apple phone launches.

Apple (AAPL +1.9%) of course, decided to release only the 5C, but not the 5S for pre-order. Both models arrive at retailers tomorrow.

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