There have been rumors from quite some time that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 5C had been suffering disappointing sales. In an apparent attempt to lure customers, the company has just released an 8GB version of the iPhone 5C. This new 8GB model is targeted towards price sensitive buyers for whom price is the deciding point.

Apple iPhone 5C 8GB

Apple iPad 4th generation is back, while iPad 2 is discontinued

In other exciting news, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has brought back the fourth generation iPad with Retina display, with 16 gigs of space. The company had previously stopped the sales of this device when it announced the iPad Air. However, now the company has decided to discontinue the iPad 2 and instead replace it with a fourth generation Retina iPad. The iPad 4 16 gig WiFi-only model costs $399, while the with mobile data model costs $599.

The iPad 4 is only available as a 16GB model. This model features a dual-core A6X processor, a 5 MP iSight camera and a 1.2 MP FaceTime camera.

Comparison between old iPad 2 and iPad Retina 4th generation

Another piece if good news is that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is offering the 4th generation Retina iPad in the same price as the iPad 2. You don’t need to shell out anything extra for the Retina and more powerful iPad experience. Check out the specs comparison between the iPad 2 (discontinued) and the 4th Gen Retina iPad.

The UK carrier O2 was the first to release the 8GB version of the iPhone 5C on its site for £409.99 ($682) off-contract, and that’s £60 cheaper compared to the 16GB version. Apart from the reduced storage, all other specs of the phone remains the same including Apple’s custom dual-core A6 processor, 8 MP iSight camera and FaceTime HD camera.

Specs Comparison Table Below:

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Specs, iPad 2, Retina iPad 4th gen
Screen size, 9.7″ (1024×768), 9.7″ (1024×768)
Display PPI, 132 ppi, 264 ppi
Processor, Apple A5, Apple A6X
RAM, 512MB, 1GB
4G LTE, No, Yes
WiFi, Yes, Yes
Storage size, 16 GB, 16 GB
Front camera, VGA, 1.2 Megapixels
Rear camera, 0.7 Megapixels, 5.0 Megapixels
Video recording, 720p, 1080p
Connector, 30-pin dock, Lightning
Siri support, No, Yes
Weight, 1.32 lbs, 1.46 lbs
Price, Discontinued, $399 for WiFi only model; $529 for WiFi + Cellular
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Apple has also released the 8GB version in various European regions such as the UK and France with a price of £429 ($712). The company has yet to announce the 8GB model release in the U.S., but the phone is expected to be available in the US by tomorrow.