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Is Apple’s iPhone 5C a Flop?

Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-18 12:54:18-04

Tech Report: Two New iPhones(CNN) — When Apple unveiled not one but two new iPhones last month, it was the dawning of a new strategy for the company, which for six years had championed its single iconic smartphone even as competitors rolled out an array of shapes, sizes and features.

But a month later, there are questions about how effective this strategy has been, particularly in regards to the iPhone 5C, the cheaper, colorful plastic counterpart to Apple’s higher-end iPhone 5S.

Though some observers see a long game in which the “fun” version of the iPhone will still prove popular, others are skeptical, based on some early signs.

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