The iPhone 5c is far from a failure, many Android manufacturers would be happy with it's sales number

The iPhone 5C Is Not A Failure, Despite General Believe

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If Sony were offered 24 million unit sales on their previous flagship, the Xperia Z1, I’m sure Sony would be happy with those numbers. If I were to offer the 24 million sales to Samsung for the Galaxy S4 mini, many in the media would be talking about the continued success of the South Korean manufacture and a year-old handset design. HTC would bite your arm off if the HTC One M8 handset could get even half of  those numbers.

Estimates show that Apple’s iPhone 5C has sold over 24 million handsets (*), in which case why does every mention of the 5C go down as a failure for Apple?

Yeah that's what I've been trying to explain, the iPhone 5c is far from a failure. Most Android manufacturers would be happy with those numbers. And what many are saying that it isn't cheap is wrong, it has never been meant to be cheap, it was meant to replace the iPhone 5 and that is what it did. Nothing else. Apple stopped selling the iPhone 5 and replaced it with the C model, and then offered the iPhone 5s as the new flagship model.