According to a newly surfaced report, Apple will be ceasing production of the iPhone 5c somewhere in the middle of 2015 as Wistron and Foxconn look to discontinue production of components for the device. The news of the discontinuation of the iPhone 5c was leaked by the Industrial and Commercial Times of Taiwan and comes in a few days later after another report surfaced from KGI Securities, suggesting that the iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s production will be ending somewhere in 2015. Apple's attempt to target those looking at a more "budget friendly" smartphone backfired with the sales of iPhone 5c being almosr nil from the launch date. The iPhone 5c was launched as replacement for the iPhone 5. Announced alongside its elder sibling, the iPhone 5s, the 5c was a severe case of DOA. Apple is probably looking at a lineup of iPhones that carry the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to streamline its future technologies. Apple had tried promoting the iPhone 5c via Tumblr and even on websites like Yahoo! to achieve some much needed sales, but that did not pan out for Apple as expected. There were also rumors about Apple drastically curtailing the production of iPhone 5c in order to meet the flood of a demand from consumers for the iPhone 5s. Apple's iPad Mini is also under review for discontinuation. With the decline in tablet sales and even the iPad Air lineup taking a major blow, it will be interesting to see if Apple takes another direction with the iPhone 5c.