1. xMatter's Avatar
    I am a current 4s user and have an upgrade since last year. I have been holding out for something awesome, and if the 5C is true, that may be it. I would choose the 5C over the 5S, not because of money, but purely because the plastic shell. This 4s was my first iPhone, before that it was mostly Blackberry. I have tried WP and Android, but the consistency of iOS has me locked.

    Now going back on topic, I would choose the 5C for these 2 reasons:

    I dislike cases and the 4s and 5 need cases it they get scratched, scuffed, chipped, or back panel broke. A plastic shell does need mean lost cost, it means durability.

    If the iMore folks are right about the 5C having the specs of the current 5, again I'm sold!!!

    I am content with my 4s, but time for a change I think.
    08-24-2013 10:59 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I think another reason people might forgo the case is the smaller price of the phone but then it all depends how much the phone will cost. If you get an iPhone 5 it is over $600 off contract and that is very costly to have it break. Since iMore opened a forum for the 5C I've pretty much taken that as confirmation so I'm pretty excited to see what will happen on the 10th.
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    08-25-2013 07:26 AM
  3. xMatter's Avatar
    Yeah, me too! I really liked the style of the 3G and how it felt in the hand. I also liked my Palm Pre because of its design and its roundness. I became to prefer a flat backing so it can sit on my desk and I can still type easily without it flopping around. I know apple got slack from making a glass backing. I one piece she'll that houses everything, just like their MacBooks would be nice.
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    08-25-2013 07:39 AM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'm very excited to see what it looks like, what they call it and how much it will cost.
    08-25-2013 07:40 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm very excited to see what it looks like, what they call it and how much it will cost.
    The rumor mill put it in the $400 to $450 range full price. So still not cheap, but cheap enough that the carriers will offer if for free on a two year contract.
    08-25-2013 09:27 AM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    The rumor mill put it in the $400 to $450 range full price. So still not cheap, but cheap enough that the carriers will offer if for free on a two year contract.
    Exactly. Free on contract, or even $50 on contract is what we are looking for. Those cheap Android phones run 200-400 retail, but carrier subsidies put them near $0. That's what we should expect from the "budget" iPhone.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    08-25-2013 09:32 AM
  7. xMatter's Avatar
    That would be a great deal. Even if it was the same specs (except screen size) as the 4s, I would choose the C over the S.
    08-25-2013 10:07 AM
  8. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    The rumor mill put it in the $400 to $450 range full price. So still not cheap, but cheap enough that the carriers will offer if for free on a two year contract.
    I sure hope it's in the $400 to $450 price range. The rumors were the same about the Moto X and the pricing on it is a huge disappointment, it was supposed to be the budget phone.

    I've got no issues with the Moto X, I like the software extras it comes with but if you're going to have 'eh' specs don't charge like it's an 'hell yes' spec phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4
    08-25-2013 11:03 AM
  9. Guacho's Avatar
    The rumor mill put it in the $400 to $450 range full price. So still not cheap, but cheap enough that the carriers will offer if for free on a two year contract.
    Exactly... and that's a HUGE feature for many people even here in the US..
    08-25-2013 11:23 AM
  10. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I would be interested in the capacity options. If the phone maxes out at 8 GBs, that could cause a lot of potential buyers to pass on it. especially for those who have used iPods or iPhones in years past, they may have too much content to be limited to 8 GBs.


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    08-25-2013 09:22 PM
  11. xMatter's Avatar
    Very good point! Didn't think of that. I assume it will at least have 16gb. What's the point below that.
    08-25-2013 09:25 PM
  12. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Very good point! Didn't think of that. I assume it will at least have 16gb. What's the point below that.
    The only reason I suspect that they could come out with an 8 GB option is because they have done it before with the 4. And a lower capacity would help keep the cost of the phone down. I hope this doesn't come to fruition, but it is a possibility.


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    08-25-2013 09:28 PM
  13. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Well the 5c does come cool but I like the top latest phones and I have the iPhone 5 maybe if anything happens to the phone or I lose it yeah I can get the 5c as a replacement and not so pricy but I am excited to see how both phones are gonna turn out
    08-25-2013 09:55 PM
  14. BB fan forever's Avatar
    What Blackberry did you use? Also, The Aristo is coming out about the same time of the Iphone 5c. I would give Blackberry a try. I Have tried the Iphone 5 but is has some lag to it.
    08-25-2013 10:01 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    What Blackberry did you use? Also, The Aristo is coming out about the same time of the Iphone 5c. I would give Blackberry a try. I Have tried the Iphone 5 but is has some lag to it.
    To whom were you directing your question and comments?
    08-25-2013 10:34 PM
  16. xMatter's Avatar
    I have used the Pearl, Storm, Storm 2, Tour, and Torch
    08-25-2013 10:40 PM
  17. Richard Nieves's Avatar
    I am not a huge fan of plastic, but I can understand the concerns with the current iPhone as well. I know the aluminum scratches easy and there are still small glass plates on the back (granted a lot less than the last iPhones) honestly, I wish the iPhone would use Kevlar on the back rather than glass and aluminum. Not only would it add a nice soft touch to the back, it would also be more durable. I'm thinking Kevlar back, a better aluminum on the sides (maybe a metal less prone to scratching) and anodized colors. I don't like plastic because its generally very slippery, magnet for fingerprints, cracks pretty easily and makes phones feel way too light. I have had several phones that are plastic and the couple I had that weren't, felt better to me. It is a preference. I do like soft backs though.
    08-26-2013 03:37 AM
  18. xMatter's Avatar
    I could deal with Kevlar, but I do not like soft touch addons if any sort. I keep my phone is my front pocket, so soft touch makes it harder to pull out, plus it seems to get damaged rather easily. Look at all the OtterBox's out there. They use soft touch around their cases and my wife has had to use the warranty 3 times. Some sort of back finish would be nice to prevent it from sliding around the desk and table tops.
    08-27-2013 03:16 PM
  19. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I sure hope it's in the $400 to $450 price range. The rumors were the same about the Moto X and the pricing on it is a huge disappointment, it was supposed to be the budget phone.

    I've got no issues with the Moto X, I like the software extras it comes with but if you're going to have 'eh' specs don't charge like it's an 'hell yes' spec phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4
    If it is this cheap, I'll buy one for my other line. That red one looks great, hope it's real.
    08-28-2013 03:10 AM
  20. Auturi's Avatar
    I swore off plastic but this plastic is different. It's actually a step up from the past. It feels like aluminum or something.
    10-27-2013 05:19 PM
  21. thebizz's Avatar
    I wouldn't say this phone feels like aluminum but it is a step above what lg and samsung uses in their plastic. Giving this phone a much better feel in hand.
    10-31-2013 12:14 PM
  22. iEd's Avatar
    Had a few 5c's in my house tonight. Very nice.


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    11-01-2013 01:11 AM

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