The iPhone 5c has been a failed experiment for Apple, as evidenced by nearly everything we’ve seen regarding the colorful device since it launched last year. As inventory has piled up, huge discounts have swept through virtually every retailer carrying the underpowered smartphone, but one report signals that Apple hasn’t given up on the 5c quite yet.
According to the German language Caschys Blog, Apple will launch an 8GB model of the iPhone 5c as early as Tuesday of this week at a â‚¬60 discount from the 16GB model. An internal email from European carrier O2 is the primary evidence pointing to this surprise release, although even if the leak is legitimate, there’s no word on whether or not this offer will extend outside of Europe.
Other than the decreased storage and lower price, all the other specs will remain intact, although Caschys Blog also notes that the new model will only be available in blue and white at launch. We’ll know within 24 hours whether or not the source found a real scoop.
UPDATE: Engadget has procured a photo of the new 8GB iPhone 5c packaging from a reader, seemingly confirming the device’s existence: