Apple iPhone 5C rumors seems to have reached a critical mass. Several analysts now predict the unveiling of a $300 (or less) iPhone 5C on Sept. 10. But Apple has not confirmed.
Before we go any further, it may be worth noting that these kinds of rumors have been swirling for years, with little result. (Consider that way back in the fall of 2011, analysts were eagerly hashing over the impact a cheaper iPhone might have on the China market.) The reason is simple: the iPhone has always been positioned as a luxury device, and Apple has historically seemed unwilling to dilute the brand with a stripped-down smartphone.
But the Cupertino company may finally have changed its mind. According to Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, this fall Apple will release the much-anticipated Apple iPhone 5S, as well as the Apple iPhone 5C, a device that would "exclude some software features, such as Siri" in an effort to keep down costs. Munster puts the unsubsidized price of the iPhone 5C at $300 – so perhaps as little as $100 with a two-year contract.