iPhone 5c prices slashed by more than $110 in China

It is no secret that the Chinese phone buying public are not at all interested in the entry-level iPhone 5c! Poor sales have forced E-commerce sites to slash prices with one of the largest advertising prices $114 lower than retail!

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Tmall.com one of China’s largest E-commerce sites (owned by Alibaba and a sister site to Taobao) is listing the colourful iPhone 5c at $114 less than the recommended retail price for the Chinese mainland. Official Apple stores and resellers have the plastic bodied iPhone 5c priced at 4288 Yuan ($702), which isn’t much cheaper than the flagship iPhone 5s, as such Chinese customers have been passing the cheaper option by.

Sales are proving to be so bad that online prices for the iPhone 5c have dropped to an average of 3600 Yuan ($590)! Still, even with such a drop it is unlikely that the 5c will find buyers considering domestic phones from Xiaomi, Meizu and even premium priced Oppo handsets are priced at much less.

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  1. October 4, 2013

    compared to Chinese phones of similar spec, appropriate price of an iPhone 5c would be $250 max.

    • Allanitomwesh
      October 4, 2013

      Not to mention the Goophone i5 has an aluminium body,lol.So even at $250 it is still overpriced.

  2. anony
    October 4, 2013

    What a total joke of a price, Apple and it’s good to see the sheep is seeing the light now.

  3. Airyl
    October 4, 2013

    iPhone 5C- Made of plastic with steel frame. Apple A6 processor. Retina (Apple IPS OGS) display. Branded by Apple. Has iOS. Costs $702 for 16GB version.

    Meizu- Made of IML plastic with steel frame. Samsung 5410 Octa core processor. TOL display. Branded by Meizu. Has new improved and polished Flyme ROM. Costs $650 for 128GB version.

    Xiaomi- Made of plastic with Magnesium Alloy Chassis. IPS OGS display. 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 or 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor. Branded by Xiaomi. Has MIUI. Costs $408 for 64GB version.

    Am I getting my point across?

    • BenChina
      October 6, 2013

      Exactly! But it seems with Apple, just like the American movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.”
      Me personally, I’d take the Meizu Mx3 or Xiaomi M3 and larger memory over the iPhone at present.