Among many questions around the iPhone 5C, the biggest is how Apple will prevent the lower-cost phone cannibalizing sales of the iPhone 5 and 5S. For those unaware, 5C is the rumored name for the mid-market plastic iPhone planned to launch on September 10thevent.
Analysts suggest that the answer to the question marked above is to limit sales of the 5C to emerging markets. Apple could make it available in India and China, where price is a much bigger barrier to iPhone acquisition, and withhold it from North America and Europe. Although this makes sense, it seems extremely unlikely and an approach Apple has never taken before.
According to another theory, which does not seem that much unlikely, suggests that the 5C will omit a key feature of present-generation iPhones: Siri, which was not an option on the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 upon launch. This will avoid self-cannibalization of devices. The logic is that Siri is it’s a core feature of the iPhone, and one that most existing iPhone owners and intenders would not want to sacrifice. So this will be an easy and a massive way to differentiate between the top ranked iPhones and an entry-level model.
Despite the fact that sources initiating the rumor have been wrong in some previous cases, we should not exclude anything – even a dead clock shows right time twice a day. What are your thoughts on the low-budget iPhone with no Siri? Do not hesitate to voice up in the comments!