Apple is changing things around in its product lineup with the launch of an 8GB iPhone 5c and the reintroduction of the iPad 4 as the entry-level iPad model.
Following a leak that revealed Apple’s plans to launch a cheaper iPhone 5c model, the Cupertino giant has launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in Europe. The lower-end model is available for 509 Euro (£429 in the UK), 60 euros cheaper than the 16GB model, in all the existing color options (white, pink, yellow, blue and green) and sports the same internals as the higher storage variants. Its unclear if (and when) the new model will launch in other markets, but given the disappointing sales of the iPhone 5c worldwide, it should only be a matter of time before availability extends outside Europe.
Meanwhile, the 16GB iPad 4 has replaced the three-year old iPad 2 as the base model in Apple’s tablet lineup. It is priced at $399 for the Wi-Fi model (same as the iPad 2) and $599 for the cellular variant, and both are available worldwide on Apple’s website and in retail stores, though only in 16GB flavor. As a refresher, the fourth-gen iPad packs Apple’s custom dual-core A6X processor, a 5 MP iSight camera, and 1.2 MP FaceTime camera, making it a considerably better option for those on a budget compared to the ageing iPad 2.