Apple bringing 8GB iPhone 5c to India

Apple will be bringing the 8GB version of the iPhone 5c to India in the coming weeks. During Apple's Q2 2014 conference call, CEO Tim Cook said that Indian iPhone sales had more than doubled. India is an emerging market where many of the "next billion" smartphone customers are expected to come from, and getting a lower cost version of Apple's pop-art-inspired mid-tier iPhone makes a lot of sense. Especially for customers who don't need to cary around a lot of media with them but do want access to messaging apps and the mobile web.

The 8GB iPhone 5c first launched back in March in the U.K, and later expanded to several other countries in eastern and western Europe. There's been no word yet on U.S availability.

The iPhone 5s remains the big movie blockbuster that gets everyone lining up, but the iPhone 5c is the hit TV show that's there week-in, week-out to catch the eye of anyone walking by.

If you're in India and have been debating an iPhone 5c, will a new, less expensive iPhone 5c appeal to you?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.