However, no specific reason was given for the halt in production. But it is believed that Apple is planning to eventually phase out older products after it ushers in new models.

Sales of the 5C failed to meet expectations, at least initially, as more customers seemed to gravitate to the 5S.

A January survey from research firm CIRP found that the 5S scored 59 percent of iPhone sales during the last quarter of 2013, while the 5C accounted for just 27 percent.

In May, Apple launched the 8GB version of its iPhone 5C in India for Rs 37,500.

The iPhone 5C, along with Apple's flagship iPhone 5S, was launched globally last October. The 8GB variant of the device was launched in the UK and France under partnerships with telecom operators O2 and SFR.
      
The iPhone 5C, the colourful devices that Apple brought out for price sensitive markets like China and India, is selling for over Rs 37,000 (16GB) and more than Rs 53,000 for the 32GB version.
     
In comparison, players like Motorola, Nokia and Intex have launched devices priced below Rs 12,000 in the country, which industry players feel is a Rs 28,000 crore opportunity.
    
Apple iPhone 5C features 4-inch Retina display that is seen in iPhone 5 and has almost identical internals, including Apple's A6 chipset, an 8MP rear camera with flash and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.
    
On the outside, it sports a polycarbonate shell with five colour options and a glossy finish. Previously, Apple had also introduced the 8GB variants of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in India.
    
The total handset market in India grew 9 percent to 72.5 million units. Feature phone segment, however, declined nine percent year-on-year to 49.2 million units, but was higher by 10 percent when compared to the April-June 2014 quarter.