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    Question iPhone 5c, old technology?

    When the 5c was released, someone mentioned to me that it was 'old' technology, i.e. the iPhone 5 wrapped in a different cover. I don't believe so, but, what are YOUR thoughts?

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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    It has the iPhone 5 processor. A6
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    When the 5c was released, someone mentioned to me that it was 'old' technology, i.e. the iPhone 5 wrapped in a different cover. I don't believe so, but, what are YOUR thoughts?

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    Hummmm, I would say so....time will tell
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    The 5c has a newer generation cellular radio covering more LTE bands. Otherwise, it specs same as the iPhone5.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    I guess so. What's the need for this thread?


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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reparkable View Post
    I guess so. What's the need for this thread?


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    Curious about getting one, hence the question.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    In spite of it having the same specs, its a great phone. I got my daughter one, my son has the 5 and the 5C seems to move a tad faster. Very solid device
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    I guess no matter what, within a few months or some, Apple will probably release another device, and I'd still be 'behind the times', per se'

    At the same time, I'm guessing those with the 5s, having 64bit and a faster processor would come in handy for games and the likes. I don't particularly use my device as a media device or gaming. I'm more of an email, text and on occasion a social media person.

    Based on that, if I got the 5s, I'd almost be wasting power, no? It would be like owning a Maserati and never putting it through its paces. Hmm, interesting...
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    I guess no matter what, within a few months or some, Apple will probably release another device, and I'd still be 'behind the times', per se'

    At the same time, I'm guessing those with the 5s, having 64bit and a faster processor would come in handy for games and the likes. I don't particularly use my device as a media device or gaming. I'm more of an email, text and on occasion a social media person.

    Based on that, if I got the 5s, I'd almost be wasting power, no? It would be like owning a Maserati and never putting it through its paces. Hmm, interesting...
    That's the reason why I'm still using iPhone 4 and instead of upgrading my iPhone, I bought iPad Air because I do a lot of web surfing (for which I need a larger screen) along with social media stuff and emails. Regarding iPhone 5C, I agree with kch50428.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    It's old technology to an extent. The cameras have been upgraded slightly, the battery, & LTE bands.


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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    I guess no matter what, within a few months or some, Apple will probably release another device, and I'd still be 'behind the times', per se'

    At the same time, I'm guessing those with the 5s, having 64bit and a faster processor would come in handy for games and the likes. I don't particularly use my device as a media device or gaming. I'm more of an email, text and on occasion a social media person.

    Based on that, if I got the 5s, I'd almost be wasting power, no? It would be like owning a Maserati and never putting it through its paces. Hmm, interesting...
    The 5S is future proof. I think this one is going to last a long time. Up to iOS 11 or whatever Apple chooses to call it.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    I guess no matter what, within a few months or some, Apple will probably release another device, and I'd still be 'behind the times', per se'

    At the same time, I'm guessing those with the 5s, having 64bit and a faster processor would come in handy for games and the likes. I don't particularly use my device as a media device or gaming. I'm more of an email, text and on occasion a social media person.

    Based on that, if I got the 5s, I'd almost be wasting power, no? It would be like owning a Maserati and never putting it through its paces. Hmm, interesting...

    Based on what you're going to use it for, I'd day it's the perfect device for you. I have one as my work line and it works perfect. Tons of email and text use as well as calls and I can usually make it all day without having to charge it. Plus for $50, you can beat that. GL
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    To most people, the 5c was just a re-bodied iPhone 5. There were a few features added to it...LTE antenna, new battery and better front camera, but it was still the same phone at it's core.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by galaxyboy View Post
    The 5S is future proof. I think this one is going to last a long time. Up to iOS 11 or whatever Apple chooses to call it.
    iOS 11.....Every iPhone is future proof for at least 3 to 4 years. The iPhone 4 is still getting iOS updates as they roll out.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    I wouldn't call it old technology by any means. It may not be their newest chips, but it's still very good. I have no complaints about my 5 - well, not related to the tech.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    I don't consider the 5C "old tech". It can still get the job done.

    If a user doesn't play a lot of games or media etc. Having a 5S isn't a waste of power. I believe Dev's couldn't develop on a 5S until it came out and it's only been out 3 months. So they are developing for a new iOS and a new processor.

    I have no idea how idea how devs will take advantage of 64 bit but they will find a way they always do. So there may be future features of basic apps that take advantage of 64 bit that make the basic iPhone experience even more enjoyable.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    And I will say that $99 sounds much better than $199.99...
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    i will say I didn't think i would care much for the fingerprint scanner but i actually really like it and find myself annoyed when I have to enter my code
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    i will say I didn't think i would care much for the fingerprint scanner but i actually really like it and find myself annoyed when I have to enter my code
    So really if I NEVER try it, I'll be fine
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    So really if I NEVER try it, I'll be fine
    True but now don't ya kinda want to?
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    When the 5c was released, someone mentioned to me that it was 'old' technology, i.e. the iPhone 5 wrapped in a different cover. I don't believe so, but, what are YOUR thoughts?

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    Ivan
    I've had my iPhone 5 since launch and I personally believe it's no slouch when it comes to speed and efficiency when compared to the iPhone 5c or 5s. I've done speed comparisons between mine and an 5s and I couldn't see any improvement until I started launching games but even then it wasn't a big difference to warrant an upgrade. If the iPhone 6 doesn't get a screen size increase or anything ground breaking as a feature I would be more than happy with my iPhone 5 for another year or two.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by moloes View Post
    I've had my iPhone 5 since launch and I personally believe it's no slouch when it comes to speed and efficiency when compared to the iPhone 5c or 5s. I've done speed comparisons between mine and an 5s and I couldn't see any improvement until I started launching games but even then it wasn't a big difference to warrant an upgrade. If the iPhone 6 doesn't get a screen size increase or anything ground breaking as a feature I would be more than happy with my iPhone 5 for another year or two.
    I think an iPhone the size of an SGS3 would sell BILLIONS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    I think an iPhone the size of an SGS3 would sell BILLIONS!
    5" screen would be my sweet spot.
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    Default Re: iPhone 5c, old technology?

    Quote Originally Posted by moloes View Post
    5" screen would be my sweet spot.
    Albeit I wonder if 5" would be too big for one hand use. Now, 4.7" is another story
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    Albeit I wonder if 5" would be too big for one hand use. Now, 4.7" is another story
    What's 0.3" between friends eh 😜. I would still be pleased with 4.7".
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