According to Industrial and Commercial Times in Taiwan, Apple will stop the production of the iPhone 5c from the middle of next year. This news corroborates with what Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities said earlier this week about Apple phasing out the production of the device from next year.
Apple had launched the iPhone 5c beside the iPhone 5s last year as a slightly cheaper way to experience iOS. However, the former failed to set the sales chart on fire. Apple was even forced to reduce the production of the iPhone 5c and divert it towards the 5s to meet the demand of the latter. In a bid to boost its sales and adoption, Apple even introduced an 8GB variant of the iPhone 5c, and slashed its price to no avail. The iPhone 5c is currently available only in selected markets in an 8GB variant in a multitude of colors.
A positive side effect of Apple phasing out the iPhone 5c next year will be Touch ID becoming ubiquitous in the iPhone line-up.[Via Mac Rumors]