China web users say new iPhone 5C is too costly
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese web users dismissed the "low-cost" iPhone 5C as too expensive on Wednesday, raising questions over Apple's ability to build up sales in the world's biggest mobile market.
The iPhone 5C is part of the US firm's bid to counter cheaper handsets from rivals, particularly in China, where it has only a 5 per cent share of the smartphone market.
But the new phone will retail in China for 4,488 yuan (S$932) for the 16GB version, according to Apple's China online store, making it only marginally cheaper than the previous model, the iPhone 5.
It is also well above the US$549 (S$697) that an unlocked iPhone 5C will sell for in the United States.