The iPhone 5c is like a happy middle between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s. It isn’t as powerful as the iPhone 5s, but it is a tad newer than the iPhone 5, so for those who’d rather not buy the iPhone 5s, they had the iPhone 5c to consider. Unfortunately the device wasn’t exactly the most well-received, with Tim Cook admitting that the low sales were unexpected.
However it turns out that there were markets in which the iPhone 5c was doing well in, and it seems that it is over in the UK. According to the Kantar Worldpanel’s latest numbers, it was revealed that prior to the iPhone 6 being launched, the iPhone 5c was actually the best selling smartphone in the UK for the month of August.
They reported that the phone had a market share of 8.9% and even outpaced that of the iPhone 5s which was at 7.6%. Interestingly enough the iPhone 5c even managed to outsell the Samsung Galaxy S5 which was sitting at a 6% market share. It should be noted that these figures are a slightly drop from July.
Kantar notes that despite it being a drop, it only dipped by 1.6% and they claim that this is because those who buy the iPhone 5c might be customers who aren’t concerned about having the latest and greatest technology, despite the rumors of new phones being launched. So it looks like perhaps the iPhone 5c was not the great flop that we had all expected it to be.