1. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Apple killing off iPhone 5 for ip5S and ip5C. Rumors are true
    09-10-2013 01:25 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    Just heard this. No big surprise though with the 5C being almost identical to the iPhone 5.
    09-10-2013 01:31 PM
  3. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Yep. Everything the same except better from camera.
    09-10-2013 01:38 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Apple killing off iPhone 5 for ip5S and ip5C. Rumors are true
    The surprise for me is that they are keeping the 4S as the freebie in the lineup...
    09-10-2013 02:14 PM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    The surprise for me is that they are keeping the 4S as the freebie in the lineup...
    With what Apple is charging for the iPhone 5c you have to figure that they would want to keep one in the free category as they have done in the past with the 3GS.
    09-10-2013 02:18 PM
  6. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I just wonder with them killing off the iPhone 5 if this will kill the resale value on them? I wonder if on ebay and craiglist now if the 4S is going to sell for more money then the 5? It is saddening because I own an iPhone 5 that will be no longer produced, while other people in my family own a 4S which you will still be able to purchase
    09-10-2013 02:19 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    I just wonder with them killing off the iPhone 5 if this will kill the resale value on them? I wonder if on ebay and craiglist now if the 4S is going to sell for more money then the 5? It is saddening because I own an iPhone 5 that will be no longer produced, while other people in my family own a 4S which you will still be able to purchase
    With the iPhone5 going out of production, their value will increase over time as they become more scarce in the marketplace...
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    09-10-2013 02:21 PM
  8. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    The surprise for me is that they are keeping the 4S as the freebie in the lineup...
    It's cheaper to produce and an awesome device still and free. They basically just put all the 5 guts into the 5C so I makes sense and follows their line up plan from throughout the years. Free version, $99 version and $199 version.
    09-10-2013 02:36 PM
  9. mikeo007's Avatar
    Yup, the iPhone 5 is still available, they just made it plastic and changed the colour

    I think they had to discontinue the high-end aluminium version though, otherwise it would have eaten into 5C sales, which is likely a higher margin at $99 than the 5 would be.
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    09-10-2013 02:50 PM
  10. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Yup, the iPhone 5 is still available, they just made it plastic and changed the colour

    I think they had to discontinue the high-end aluminium version though, otherwise it would have eaten into 5C sales, which is likely a higher margin at $99 than the 5 would be.

    Excellent point.
    09-10-2013 02:54 PM
  11. sanc333's Avatar
    i guess apple nailed it in terms of profits. iPhone 5 was anyway expected to go down to 550. instead they introduced a plastic device with 1 yr old specs (which now cost cheaper to buy) and priced it exactly the same. which means higher margins.
    wall street could be happy after the next earnings call.
    09-10-2013 02:54 PM
  12. mrlyons841's Avatar
    With the iPhone5 going out of production, their value will increase over time as they become more scarce in the marketplace...
    That's what I was thinking! I'm a little excited about future resale.


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    09-10-2013 04:34 PM
  13. smileyboy's Avatar
    Awesome!! More $ for my 64gb unlocked iPhone 5.


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    09-10-2013 05:37 PM
  14. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Awesome!! More $ for my 64gb unlocked iPhone 5.


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    That's true! Lucky you
    09-10-2013 05:49 PM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    Just heard this. No big surprise though with the 5C being almost identical to the iPhone 5.
    No, sorry, I found it to be a big surprise, been following and wasn't planning to upgrade. Bought the iPhone five a couple of months ago, Apples top of line phone. And don't get wrong it is a great phone and haven't changed my mind about Apple, they still make the best products IMO.

    But to find out that my top of the line iPhone 5, has been discontinued was a surprise.
    StayClassy101 likes this.
    09-10-2013 08:03 PM
  16. smileyboy's Avatar
    Sorry.... I have to say this. But for the life of me, I can't understand why someone would buy a iPhone 5 months before the next big announcement of an iPhone. Especially if they like the latest and greatest in tech.


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    09-10-2013 08:08 PM
  17. taz323's Avatar
    Sorry.... I have to say this. But for the life of me, I can't understand why someone would buy a iPhone 5 months before the next big announcement of an iPhone. Especially if they like the latest and greatest in tech.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Because I like the phone, and three months ago it was the greatest in tech, and it didn't a label saying the newest version would be discontinued in three months.
    09-10-2013 08:14 PM
  18. mrlyons841's Avatar
    Sorry.... I have to say this. But for the life of me, I can't understand why someone would buy a iPhone 5 months before the next big announcement of an iPhone. Especially if they like the latest and greatest in tech.


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    I bought mine a few months ago when best buy was doing their trade in event. I got my iPhone 5 for $12.44!

    There's one reason why someone would


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    09-10-2013 08:15 PM
  19. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    I bought mine a few months ago when best buy was doing their trade in event. I got my iPhone 5 for $12.44!

    There's one reason why someone would


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    Nicely done sir
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    09-10-2013 08:39 PM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    I bought mine a few months ago when best buy was doing their trade in event. I got my iPhone 5 for $12.44!

    There's one reason why someone would


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    Exactly. My wife's iPhone 4 finally gave up the ghost... so we did the same thing. She’s happy with her $13 iPhone 5.
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    09-10-2013 09:01 PM
  21. mrlyons841's Avatar
    I do have to say though it does hurt a little to know that Apple is going to discontinue the phone that I currently own... Wasn't expecting that


    Sent from my iPhone 5
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    09-10-2013 09:06 PM
  22. smileyboy's Avatar
    I bought mine a few months ago when best buy was doing their trade in event. I got my iPhone 5 for $12.44!

    There's one reason why someone would


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    I would too for that price! But the writing was on the wall at least 3 months ago


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    09-10-2013 09:46 PM
  23. jburke82's Avatar
    I would too for that price! But the writing was on the wall at least 3 months ago


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    I got a 5 last month, knowing well and good what was rumored to take place in September. I did it because, as far as iphones go, I have always been at least a model behind. There has been nothing for me (personally...my opinions ONLY) to want or need to get the latest model as soon as it is released. I have two lines on my plan (one specifically for upgrades), so I can get the 5s or whatever the next version will be in a year...and I am ok with that.

    I am not a huge power user, or a big gamer. The 5 works flawlessly for me, and suits my needs. Would it be cool to grab a 5s next week? Absolutely!!! BUT...I don't NEED it. My 4s broke a little while back, and instead of paying the money to get it fixed, I decided to upgrade to a 5 (actually, I technically upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S4 via an online special for $40, then traded it for a 3 week old iPhone 5 3 days later). It was either pay $100+ to fix my 4s, then pay $200 for a new iPhone 5s, or pay $40 for an iPhone 5 and get $100 from gazelle for my 4s. At the end of the day, I was up $60 and had an iPhone 5. Works for me!!!
    Fausty82 likes this.
    09-12-2013 11:58 AM
  24. Fausty82's Avatar
    I would too for that price! But the writing was on the wall at least 3 months ago

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Her iPhone 4 was starting to act wonky... and reloading iOS didn’t seem to help. She’s not a tech junky and just wanted a phone that worked (again). Happy wife. Happy life.
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    09-12-2013 12:05 PM
  25. smileyboy's Avatar
    Her iPhone 4 was starting to act wonky... and reloading iOS didnt seem to help. Shes not a tech junky and just wanted a phone that worked (again). Happy wife. Happy life.
    Totally makes sense. I guess I'm just referring to the people that buy phones with in the last 3 months and then freak out when apple releases a new device..

    My wife could careless if she had the newest one.


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    mrlyons841 likes this.
    09-13-2013 10:47 AM
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