1. jmr1015's Avatar
    I wonder if the color choices are also making people hesitate. Just a thought.
    I would say yes. I personally considered the 5C... but most of the colors are a little too bright for my tastes. I like them, but I personally don't know if I could live with one of the brighter colors, like green. I do like the White 5C though... and I wish they would have done an orange one.

    I think they should offer a range of darker hues as well. Royal Blue. (Product) Red. Maybe an army/Olive Green, or forest green. Gunmetal Grey or Black.
    Derrick4Real likes this.
    10-12-2013 11:42 PM
  2. Armada's Avatar
    I would say yes. I personally considered the 5C... but most of the colors are a little too bright for my tastes.
    It's a good thing I've wanted an obnoxiously colored phone for ages. Color isn't for everyone, but having the option is a breath of fresh air. It'd be neat to see Apple do something like Moto Maker.
    10-12-2013 11:48 PM
  3. Etios's Avatar
    LOL!...even you huh? Wow, I must have been way off the map. Had I known you thought it flunked too, my opinion would have been totally different!

    #notsarcasmatall
    That's sad, hope you see the light and change your opinion
    10-13-2013 12:50 AM
  4. MisterMe11's Avatar
    I agree. I'm not fond of any of the colors, personally - but some dark shades could look quite nice.

    I would say yes. I personally considered the 5C... but most of the colors are a little too bright for my tastes. I like them, but I personally don't know if I could live with one of the brighter colors, like green. I do like the White 5C though... and I wish they would have done an orange one.

    I think they should offer a range of darker hues as well. Royal Blue. (Product) Red. Maybe an army/Olive Green, or forest green. Gunmetal Grey or Black.
    Derrick4Real likes this.
    10-13-2013 09:14 AM
  5. fluppyboy's Avatar
    Even i agree that iphone 5C has FLUNKED, Apple should have followed the normal routine and reduced the price of iphone 5 instead of trying to boost margins further by going for iphone 5C.
    The iPhone 5 would have been priced EXACTLY the same as the 5C! Just like the 4S was last year. Not to mention that the 5C is the better phone - more LTE bands, better iSight camera, larger and longer-lasting battery, etc), so you actually get more for your money.

    The 5C hasn't flunked - it's neck and neck with the Samsung Galaxy S4, battling for second place in the marketplace!
    Wreckus and deadp1xel like this.
    10-13-2013 09:20 AM
  6. Wreckus's Avatar
    People who bought the phone should know that, unlike android phones 5 or 6 months old, apple will continue to support the 5C for years to come with updates, etc. I have the blue 5C and I love it.
    10-16-2013 11:22 AM
  7. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I think Apple did an amazing job with iOS 7. It's probably the most popular Mobile OS ever. They managed to give it a new look and feel without affecting the familiarity. They main reason I came back to apple from Android was iOS 7.

    Honestly if someone needs a better camera then this for quick pictures they should consider carrying a dslr.
    Why carry a bulky DSLR when you can get the Lumia. What you said makes sense only in the absence of better alternatives, which is not the case here (for smartphone cameras).

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
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    10-17-2013 11:18 PM
  8. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 would have been priced EXACTLY the same as the 5C! Just like the 4S was last year. Not to mention that the 5C is the better phone - more LTE bands, better iSight camera, larger and longer-lasting battery, etc), so you actually get more for your money.

    The 5C hasn't flunked - it's neck and neck with the Samsung Galaxy S4, battling for second place in the marketplace!
    Only the front camera is slightly better, and the battery difference is too small to really matter. This is not like going from an 1800 to 2100mah battery... Its a really really small bump. Almost ignorable.

    The LTE bands are worth mentioning. It can help resale value, assuming you have a white phone. Any thing else is too polarizing to risk if you want to resale. The color choices are the most disappointing thing about this phone. They're actually kind of hideous (to me).

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
    10-17-2013 11:22 PM
  9. EarleD's Avatar
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    10-18-2013 02:14 PM
  10. offdahglass's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 would have been priced EXACTLY the same as the 5C! Just like the 4S was last year. Not to mention that the 5C is the better phone - more LTE bands, better iSight camera, larger and longer-lasting battery, etc), so you actually get more for your money.

    The 5C hasn't flunked - it's neck and neck with the Samsung Galaxy S4, battling for second place in the marketplace!
    Now let's not go overboard, ok?
    10-18-2013 02:20 PM
  11. fluppyboy's Avatar
    Now let's not go overboard, ok?
    As you wish: iPhone 5s Tops Sales Charts at Major U.S. Carriers as iPhone 5c and Galaxy S4 Battle for Second - Mac Rumors

    You're welcome!
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    10-18-2013 02:39 PM
  12. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I just came from my local Apple store. I had about 30 minutes to kill while they replaced the screen on my 5. I finally had the opportunity to check out the 5S and the 5C. I can say that while I would prefer the 5S because I want the best technology available, the 5C is a very nice phone. I was shocked at how good in felt in the hand. That is not the (insert other company) plastic phone. It is made well. It felt very sturdy and looked great. I thought the colors looked great too. I had my kids with me so they were playing with the iPods and iPad mini's, you know, dreaming of Xmas. The 5C's were right there so I watched as no less than 5 were sold in that 30 minute time frame. I can't be 100% sure but in appeared that at 3 of those went to parents buying for a teenager. The other two I assume went to the buyer, one a man and the other a woman. Now, I know that small sample can't verify anything other than I can confirm that five 5C's have been sold in Beachwood, Ohio, however, it appears that the response is pretty good around here.

    I would also like to say that I am always amazed at how that Apple store is always so crazy busy. Doesn't seem to matter what day of the week it is. It is at a level of busy that other stores only get during the holiday season. Oh, and everyone is always happy. One more thing. I had another fantastic experience with the Genius Bar. In and out in about 35 minutes with a new screen. Awesome. iPhone 5 feels like new.

    Bottom line is I really don't think the 5C is a flop. It should be expected that the 5S will outsell it by a wide margin in the first months after release. I think the play for the 5C is long term.
    10-18-2013 03:04 PM
  13. offdahglass's Avatar
    C'mon now. A new phone can make a splash on the charts like a new song. But it will not hold it's position in the long run like the S4. Watch and learn.
    10-18-2013 03:15 PM
  14. fluppyboy's Avatar
    C'mon now. A new phone can make a splash on the charts like a new song. But it will not hold it's position in the long run like the S4. Watch and learn.
    So you do agree that, at least currently, the iPhone 5C is a success? There ya go - we agree on something!

    The S4 has already dropped back, only a few months after release. This is despite it being discounted, to prop up sales. So... what am I watching and learning? ???
    Last edited by fluppyboy; 10-18-2013 at 10:04 PM.
    10-18-2013 09:54 PM
  15. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    All I know is I can't get rid of my green 5c for nothing. I see there are quite a few on Swappa with nobody biting on any of them. Kinda sad when you have a 32gig unlocked one going for just over 5bills and it can't sell.
    10-19-2013 12:27 AM
  16. fluppyboy's Avatar
    All I know is I can't get rid of my green 5c for nothing. I see there are quite a few on Swappa with nobody biting on any of them. Kinda sad when you have a 32gig unlocked one going for just over 5bills and it can't sell.
    I've never tried to sell a virtually new iPhone myself. I usually exchange it under Apple's return policy, or keep it. They're the two options that I work with. I make up my mind well within the return policy for a reason: Trying to sell anything second-hand is always a gamble! If stock of brand new 5Cs is plentiful, as it currently is, you're always going to be competing with that.
    10-19-2013 01:18 AM
  17. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    So you do agree that, at least currently, the iPhone 5C is a success? There ya go - we agree on something!

    The S4 has already dropped back, only a few months after release. This is despite it being discounted, to prop up sales. So... what am I watching and learning? ???
    No. The S4 has sold more globally than the 5C easily in same time period. Demand for the C is a elativeky poor. Every guy that I know who would have gotten a cheaper 5 is instead splurging for a 5S because of those bad color choices.

    Samsung also sold a ton of S3s (their 5C) after the S4 release as well (/wink). They're killing it here and especially globally.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
    10-19-2013 10:46 AM
  18. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    All I know is I can't get rid of my green 5c for nothing. I see there are quite a few on Swappa with nobody biting on any of them. Kinda sad when you have a 32gig unlocked one going for just over 5bills and it can't sell.
    Its green. Its hideous. If it was black I'd probably buy it myself to gift someone a cheaper unlocked phone. But green isn't going to work, especially for any guy I know.

    I have no doubt the color choices are affecting device sales for the 5C. Like I said earlier; they are polarizingly bright, and most of them are quite feminine. The 5S' color choices are all pretty neutral.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
    10-19-2013 10:49 AM
  19. fluppyboy's Avatar
    No. The S4 has sold more globally than the 5C easily in same time period.
    Where's your source on this?

    Samsung also sold a ton of S3s (their 5C) after the S4 release as well (/wink). They're killing it here and especially globally.
    I guess that is why they are placed behind the iPhone every time some actual numbers come back from the telcos. Because Samsung are killing it. Globally.
    10-19-2013 11:00 AM
  20. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Where's your source on this?



    I guess that is why they are placed behind the iPhone every time some actual numbers come back from the telcos. Because Samsung are killing it. Globally.
    It had more time to sell. Most sales are going to the 5S. No carrier has a shortage of 5C. Not even close.

    The post quoted listed US carriers, which is misleading. iOS market share in the US is way higher than their global market share.

    I don't have to debate Samsung's numbers for them. Their sales performance speaks for itself, even with them cannibalizing their own sales with other products like the Note/Active/Mini etc. ☺

    MacWorld's thin data on this hardly qualifies as a "source," BTW.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
    10-19-2013 11:05 AM
  21. Armada's Avatar
    But green isn't going to work, especially for any guy I know. [...] they are polarizingly bright, and most of them are quite feminine
    Objective and anecdotal. I can easily counter by saying I'm male, and own a green 5c, and assert that it isn't "hideous." Furthermore I can assert that most of the colors are actually gender neutral. Even the "pink" is more of a coral color. Color alone isn't going to doom the 5c, and I know a lot of people who are actually considering the 5c simply because they want a color choice.

    The resellability for the 5c right now isn't particularly because of color either. I'd hazard a guess that most Swappa users are not in the color liking demographic. That doesn't represent a larger and more varied population. Furthermore, they're probably going to buy a better specced Android device in a similar price range. Taking it to Ebay or Craigslist could yield different results. Also, the likeliness of reselling it will probably increase as 5s furor dies down.

    Looking at the green 5c listings, Sprint's seem to make up the glut. Can you blame them? Everyone I know on Sprint isn't exactly happy with their service... (oops, an anecdote of my own!) EDIT: The blue AT&T one is pretty clogged up too. Might be too early to infer anything still.
    10-19-2013 09:41 PM
  22. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I'd say the same thing about all the colors except white. They are feminine or cutesy gay colors. No one I know wants that. They rather pay more for a better looking phone. Those colors are hideous. It has nothing to do with iOS or Apple.

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    10-19-2013 09:43 PM
  23. Armada's Avatar
    I'd say the same thing about all the colors except white. They are feminine or cutesy gay colors. No one I know wants that. They rather pay more for a better looking phone. Those colors are hideous. It has nothing to do with iOS or Apple.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
    Whatever makes you secure with your masculinity/sexuality, bro. I'll be enjoying my color with the rest of them. It's quite a nice change to have more than boring old black and white, and, while not as customizable as the Moto X, makes it feel a bit more personal. I'd like to see more OEMs follow Nokia, Moto, and Apple into the world of rainbows and gay old times.
    10-19-2013 09:47 PM
  24. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Dupe.
    10-19-2013 09:47 PM
  25. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Whatever makes you secure with your masculinity/sexuality, bro. I'll be enjoying my color with the rest of them. It's quite a nice change to have more than boring old black and white, and, while not as customizable as the Moto X, makes it feel a bit more personal. I'd like to see more OEMs follow Nokia, Moto, and Apple into the world of rainbows and gay old times.
    Don't make assumptions about my sexuality. Being one thing and looking fruity are two different things.

    Pardon the pun.

    Sent from my Galaxy S III using Tapatalk 4
    10-19-2013 09:48 PM
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