View Poll Results: Are you going to buy an iPhone 5c?

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  • Yes

    7 16.67%
  • No

    19 45.24%
  • Undecided

    7 16.67%
  • Nope, I'll get an iPhone 5s

    9 21.43%
  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Such a simple question... what say you? Will you be lining up to buy an iPhone 5c? Or is the iPhone 5s more your style? Cast your vote in the poll above, and while you're at it, leave your comments in the thread below. Really curious to hear what you think of the 5c!
    09-11-2013 12:05 AM
  2. jmr1015's Avatar
    I'm currently off contract, so I might buy one, unlocked, just to hold me over until the iPhone 6. I don't want to commit to the 5c or 5S fully with a 2-year contract... and the 5c is the cheaper full price unlocked option.
    09-11-2013 01:58 AM
  3. jridgers's Avatar
    My initial gut reaction was to get the 5C, but now that I've thought about it for some time I'm not entirely sure I want to upgrade at all from my 4. I'm going to wait until iOS 7 is released and the new devices are in people's hands and see what reviews are saying before making my final decision. However, my 4's home button is starting to go and I'm not wild about Android, WP8, or Blackberry - so I guess my only option will be 5C.
    09-11-2013 02:23 AM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    No, probably not, after having the 5. I don't think I'd want a plastic version of it.
    09-11-2013 03:28 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No, but I'm also not buying the 5S. I just got the iPhone 5 a few months back and I'm content with it. My attraction is to iOS 7....
    09-11-2013 09:44 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nope. I think they definitely made an attractive device with the 5c, but if i have a choice between an entry level and top end product, and I have the means to have the top end product with more features and newer tech, I'm going to go with the premium experience.
    09-11-2013 09:54 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nope. I think they definitely made an attractive device with the 5c, but if i have a choice between an entry level and top end product, and I have the means to have the top end product with more features and newer tech, I'm going to go with the premium experience.
    ​'nuf said...
    09-11-2013 09:57 AM
  8. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Nothing but the best for Sean 😁
    09-11-2013 11:52 AM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'm going with the Unlocked iPhone 5S as I do not want to extend my contract with AT&T. I already have the iPhone 5 so there is no point in getting the 5C.


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    09-11-2013 11:59 AM
  10. Good OL MC's Avatar
    5S. No question. That's the one I want.

    The 5C, as nice as it seems, is still not the best. Do I need the best? Naw. Do I want it? Yes.

    The fingerprint scanner will be a neat feature, the improved processor will give me some future proofing, and I feel like I'll be in love with the camera. They're hitting my geek parts.


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    09-11-2013 12:48 PM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    No I'm not. I'll probably get the 5S. I'm more interested in iOS 7.
    09-11-2013 01:30 PM
  12. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind getting one as a back up iPhone.. Does look pretty cool
    09-11-2013 01:53 PM
  13. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Seems like the sorts of people who frequent an iPhone discussion board are the ones who want the premium iPhone.

    Me too.. Have a 5, probably getting a 5s and keeping the 5 as a backup and a traveller.

    But if I had a tighter budget, and I wanted to be on WIND or Mobilicity in Toronto, Calgary, or Vancouver, I'd get an entry-level 5c (or an entry-level 5 as they clear out the stock, provided it has the AWS frequencies). It's a very nice little phone.
    09-11-2013 03:52 PM
  14. jmr1015's Avatar
    I'm guessing the 5C price won't stay at $550 for a full year. They'll sell plenty at full price, but I think they'll drop the price once sales slow... especially in markets outside the US.
    09-11-2013 04:10 PM
  15. ricnmar's Avatar
    I want the 5S, so I will not get the 5C, but I was really surprised to see that no one has said yes in this poll that they are getting the 5C either.

    I clicked NO when I should have chosen that I will get the 5S.
    09-11-2013 05:41 PM
  16. edd's Avatar
    Unless some extra memory is crucial, and barely even then, the 5C doesn't make much sense to me. You're paying for a smartphone contract...that's the real expense. So if you spend an extra $100 for a 16gb 5S, after doing the math over a 2 year contract the difference is jack squat.
    09-11-2013 06:26 PM
  17. Guacho's Avatar
    kind of safe to say the majority of us here on imore would choose the 5S, the 5C would make absolutely no sense for an iphone 5 user, unless you're crazy about colors.....
    09-14-2013 09:50 AM
  18. rkaix's Avatar
    I really don't think the iPhone 5's design is very ergonomic or comfortable, it's both too light and too boxy, which looks beautiful and sounds impressive sure but I just don't enjoy picking the thing up. it feels better with a case, but I don't like cases either. I choose phones by which will give me the better experience, and since I don't use passcodes anyway, a phone that makes me happy to just hold it (which is something I do all day every day just about) will give me much more enjoyment than a phone that'll impress me with a cool graphically intensive game for two days or a slow mo camera used once and never again.

    Plus the colours look nice.


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    09-14-2013 08:08 PM
  19. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    I've been debating and I think I'm going to get a 5C. I really really like it. I just don't know which color to get!


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    09-14-2013 08:23 PM
  20. claudeburdel's Avatar
    I got up at 3:00 a.m. on Friday to pre-order a 5C from Verizon. I'm kind of surprised at the negative or apathetic reaction the 5C gets in comments across the Internet. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Regarding the price -- since I'm in the middle of a contract, I had to pay full price. I know the 5S is only $100 more, but I think a lot of people don't take into account that many of us set budgets for things based on dollar amount, so even though the 5S may be "just $100 more," that still may put it above the dollar amount that we're willing to spend. I had been hoping for a lower price tag for the 5C, so when it came out at $550, I gulped but still went ahead and ordered it, but spending $100 more for the 5S was out of the question. I do realize that I'm paying thousands of dollars over the course of the contract so a hundred more or less is not that much in the greater scheme of things, but I feel like I made the right decision for me.

    On the styling, I'm not convinced that the 5/5S style is necessarily the be-all and end-all. I owned a 3G and liked that design a lot, the black plastic and the curved back had to me a kind of retro-'40s futuristic feel. When the 4 came out, I wasn't that thrilled about the new design. I work with attorneys and so have seen a lot of iPhones sitting on conference room tables, and over the years the design has grown on me, and I appreciate it a lot more now. It looks beautiful, minimalistic, modern, and premium. But it still doesn't strike me as very user-friendly. I know the chamfered edges make it more comfortable to hold than it appears, but it still looks a bit forbidding to me as an object that, after all, we pick up in order to use.

    So the plastic of the 5C doesn't bother me, and I actually like the curved edges rather than the right angles. It still retains the flat form factor which sets it apart from other manufacturers.

    Regarding the colors, I have to say I'm taken aback by all the commentary that these colors, or even color in general, makes the phone suitable for "teenage girls." I'm a guy over 40, and I like bright colors. Also, as I ride public transit every day, I see plenty of guys with pink ties or pink shirts. Why not a pink phone? I wouldn't get the pink/red/coral one myself, but my point is these associations of certain colors to certain ages/genders really seems kind of arbitrary. I opted for the blue 5C. Since I work in a professional setting, I plan to get the white Apple silicon case. I like the combination of blue and white, colorful but not wild. Depending on how easy/hard it is to take the case on and off, I was thinking of also getting a green case for non-professional activities. The blue/green combo seems more relaxed and vivid, which I like. Hopefully the color police won't be knocking at my door.
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    09-15-2013 11:06 AM
  21. ZanKuvy's Avatar
    Absolutely not. When rumors started I thought that the "cheaper" iPhone was going to be in the range of 350 to 400 dollars and I thought it would be a good option, but 550 it's too much for a plastic version of the iPhone 5. I still don't understand the reason of replacing the 5 with this C version, I'd be really **** if I had bought the 5 after this move, that's just disrespectful with the users.
    09-15-2013 12:33 PM
  22. chocolateyum's Avatar
    No way.

    You can still get a 5 for $99 right now on contract and I imagine the 5 will be cheaper or the same price off-contract as the 5c (though maybe I'm wrong on this).

    Why would I ever prefer a plastic phone over an almost exact same metal one for the same price?

    Very disappointed iphone didn't come out with a real "cheaper" option. The lumia 520 windows phone is only $99 WITHOUT contract with a 5 MP camera (like ipod but ipod is almost 3 times as much and not a phone). Had hoped apple would come out with something like that though that was probably asking too much.
    09-15-2013 03:14 PM
  23. claudeburdel's Avatar
    You can still get a 5 for $99 right now on contract and I imagine the 5 will be cheaper or the same price off-contract as the 5c (though maybe I'm wrong on this).
    I believe Apple and the carriers will no longer sell the 5. The 5C will take its place in the lineup. Although I'm sure people will still be able to get the 5 from eBay listings etc.
    09-15-2013 05:09 PM
  24. chocolateyum's Avatar
    I believe Apple and the carriers will no longer sell the 5. The 5C will take its place in the lineup. Although I'm sure people will still be able to get the 5 from eBay listings etc.
    Yeah they won't, but you can still buy one new right now.
    09-16-2013 01:25 AM
  25. MM13's Avatar
    Yep I'm planning on getting an iphone 5c. I'm due for an upgrade since June so I'm getting a green 5c. The reason why I'm not going with a 5s is money issues. I'm a college student so the 5c is a better option for my budget.

    I should mention that i'll be upgrading from a 4s
    Last edited by MM13; 09-16-2013 at 09:30 PM.
    09-16-2013 11:33 AM
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