1. vn906c's Avatar
    I know no one knows but Apple but I was just thinking about when future "c" iPhones will release. Since the 5c released with the 5s, will the 6c release with the 6s? Meaning next year when the 6 releases there won't be a new "c" iphone. Or if the 6c releases with the 6, what would they call the "c" iphone that releases with the 6s? 6cs? I think about random things, hope that makes sense lol
    10-27-2013 01:50 AM
  2. Reparkable's Avatar
    I think a lot depends on the success of the 5c. It it flops, would Apple be inclined to do another model? Maybe.


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    10-27-2013 02:14 AM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I'm thinking every year just to keep the slightly cheaper one year old model on sale, but in the added colored body. So next year it would the 5SC. That's my guess.


    Blazin' From Mini 2 You
    10-27-2013 03:07 AM
  4. fluppyboy's Avatar
    I'm thinking every year just to keep the slightly cheaper one year old model on sale, but in the added colored body. So next year it would the 5SC. That's my guess
    No, it would just become the iPhone 6C. Just like the iPhone 5 became the 5C. It's not the number that is important, it's a new model, remember? Even if they just upgrade the internals slightly and change the outer shell, it becomes a new model.
    10-27-2013 03:31 AM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    No, it would just become the iPhone 6C. Just like the iPhone 5 became the 5C. It's not the number that is important, it's a new model, remember? Even if they just upgrade the internals slightly and change the outer shell, it becomes a new model.
    I know, and there has never been an SC model therefore it would be the new model.


    Blazin' From Mini 2 You
    10-27-2013 01:32 PM
  6. HAWK's Avatar
    Depends on sales of this one... I can see them doing it again perhaps


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    10-27-2013 01:36 PM
  7. fluppyboy's Avatar
    I know, and there has never been an SC model therefore it would be the new model.
    There's never been an iPhone GTi, either, and it's unlikely we will ever see one. Just as unlikely as an iPhone 5SC...
    10-27-2013 01:46 PM
  8. thebizz's Avatar
    I could see why Apple would do this every year because it brings in customers that don't want a plain black, silver, or gold iPhone. Honestly i played with the 5s and 5c before buying them and decided on the 5c just because it felt better in hand and you could get different colors. My hope is that it does sell well so Apple can continue or expand on the idea.
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    10-27-2013 02:42 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    I think it will depend on how well the 5C sells.
    10-27-2013 02:51 PM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Well, this is a good one to ponder on Vin. I just upgraded my 4S to the pink 5C on Friday. The reason I chose it over the 5S is the body build ---> polycarbonate = no case(s) for me It was really only this summer that I started becoming comfortable with not having a case on my 4S, I would use just skins. (plus i didn't feel compelled to "have to have" the touch id)

    So, I really hope that the C series does do well, and whether they have a new C model every year or along every "S" model year, that would be great. I feel more comfortable handling the C series in all honesty. (there is nothing cheap feeling about it !! ) As long as Apple continues to make the C series, when my next upgrade is due 2yrs. from now, I will most likely stay with this model style
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    10-27-2013 03:15 PM
  11. Auturi's Avatar
    I think it will depend on how well the 5C sells.
    Thats a funny idea... I mean what if the "S" models were no longer a thing because they sell less than the standalone iPhones?

    An iPhone's an iPhone.
    10-27-2013 03:59 PM
  12. Good OL MC's Avatar
    I think that there will always be some form of slightly lower specced "C" model around. Whether or not it is the "6C" I don't know, but I think it is a safe bet that Apple will be keeping a two-model strategy going forward. It allows them the opportunity to promote a new model at a different price point and even flash it up a bit with different colors. From what I've read it really helps their margins to have a not so premium phone on the market.

    Now where I think they could deviate from this is if the higher end model also became less expensive to produce - like if they went poly-carbonate on the next flagship. If they did that there is less pressure on margins to reduce the cost of "last year's flagship."

    But I still think a "C" will be around anyway. It makes sense not only for margins but for perception. The iPhone 4S sold really well even after the 5 came out. Not only does that look a little bad for Apple's flagship it keeps old hardware and old standards, in that case the 30-Pin connector, around for longer than they'd probably like. Updating to a "C" (or whatever it is called) will give them a different advertising story to tell and also give a good impression of the latest generation of Apple products.
    10-27-2013 07:32 PM
  13. Auturi's Avatar
    But the thing is, the 5c is not old technology. It's current technology.

    The 5s has the same screen as the 5c and the 5. And it also has the same front facing camera. They also all shoot the same megapixel photos.

    8 megapixels and 4 inch retina display with the same resolution. The same LTE capabilities with the same software.
    10-27-2013 09:45 PM
  14. jamesedward318's Avatar
    Apple should release a top tier phone initially and release the "C" series at launch as well. We all know that the "S" series is always a moderate to mild hardware enhancement. Apple could stand to make more $$$$ by releasing the "C" when the do the initial launch of the phone.
    10-28-2013 12:10 AM
  15. dalaen's Avatar
    If they did, they should make things clear, because I'm seeing stuff like "the 6c has been released with the internals of the 5s", very confusing.

    Either they rename it (iPhone Air / iPhone mini? *shrugs*) either they really make it clear.
    10-28-2013 06:34 AM
  16. Auturi's Avatar
    Apple is going to try to make different versions of the iPhone. The door has already been opened.
    10-28-2013 08:00 AM
  17. vn906c's Avatar
    If they did, they should make things clear, because I'm seeing stuff like "the 6c has been released with the internals of the 5s", very confusing.

    Either they rename it (iPhone Air / iPhone mini? *shrugs*) either they really make it clear.
    I agree about the rename. Maybe iPhone Air and iPhone C? Then they could just put the release year in the small print. So years later you would have iPhone Air (2013, '14, etc) and iPhone C (2013, '14, etc). Just a thought.
    10-29-2013 05:53 PM
  18. Armada's Avatar
    It's not entirely impossible that they'll go with an iPhone Pro and iPhone C naming model and just note the year like they do with Macs.
    10-29-2013 07:59 PM
  19. vn906c's Avatar
    It's not entirely impossible that they'll go with an iPhone Pro and iPhone C naming model and just note the year like they do with Macs.
    I like iPhone Pro too! Hypothetical question, if they were to change the naming scheme which would y'all prefer? iPhone Air or iPhone Pro? Or something else?
    10-29-2013 09:02 PM
  20. Auturi's Avatar
    iPhone Pro sounds generic.
    10-29-2013 10:51 PM
  21. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I personally think their main reason for making the 5C was because they didn't want to put anymore money into making anymore 5's when the 5S has such a high demand. They already knew the 5S would take more time and effort, plus making the C was cheaper and quicker (easier to sell because of subsidized price point). For some reason, I'm only seeing a secondary iPhone every other year as well. I can see this being the solution for them on down the line.
    10-30-2013 08:07 AM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    iPhone Pro sounds generic.
    No more generic than Macbook Pro.
    10-30-2013 04:33 PM
  23. thebizz's Avatar
    I personally think their main reason for making the 5C was because they didn't want to put anymore money into making anymore 5's when the 5S has such a high demand. They already knew the 5S would take more time and effort, plus making the C was cheaper and quicker (easier to sell because of subsidized price point). For some reason, I'm only seeing a secondary iPhone every other year as well. I can see this being the solution for them on down the line.
    My question is why would Apple not continue the 5c idea when the next iPhone is released? It's cheaper for apple to produce a polycarbonate back plate than metal. It would be dead simple to wrap the 5s in the 5c shell and sell it along with the next model. Honestly right now if I could have the 5s with the 5c shell I would be happy as heck just because I find it easier to maintain plastic than metal over the course of a contract( iPhone 5 and HTC one did steered me away from metal).
    10-31-2013 11:49 AM
  24. Terrigno's Avatar
    The 5C even has SIRI, like the 4S. now WHAT?!!!?!?!!! lol
    11-07-2013 08:36 AM
  25. DarkBlade_95's Avatar
    I think the 5C was a way to distinguish the 5S from the 5. So, I'm voting for alternating years, with the S model sticking around for two years. The 6S lineup would look like this year's lineup if that happens, which is okay by me. We'll see what happens when the iPhone 6 comes around.


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    11-07-2013 09:32 AM
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