1. phonejunky's Avatar
    The iPhone 5C is what I like to call a GATEWAY DRUG. The reason I say this is even looking in these forums and, the negativity it recieves (mainly in the geek work exclusively) overshadows it's purpose. The iPhone 5C with its iPhone 5 specs in a new shell has brought new customers because of its colors alone (the fun look) and the all so powerful status symbol it holds as an apple device. However it also gets people on to team apple and then gets them wishing for more after seeing what iPhone can do with the thought and this is the bargain phone. They did well in making it the new bargain device although the price is kind of a trick because you're not really getting a bargain Apple is. Anyway great phone smart move by apple. Sales are doing well
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    03-24-2014 02:32 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    That's the interesting way to look at it.
    03-24-2014 03:46 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Indeed, an interesting take on the iPhone 5C. Thanks...
    03-24-2014 04:28 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    When I hear "gateway" it feels like it's a starter phone and the 5C, to me at least, seems to be a pretty premium device considering its price.
    03-24-2014 04:43 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    The only flaw in your logic is I've yet to see anyone new to Apple thru the 5c buying an iPad or a Mac but then again they could still be in the Gateway faze ๐Ÿ˜


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    03-24-2014 06:10 PM
  6. phonejunky's Avatar
    And I'm guessing you live in every location the this phone is sold to know this to be a fact?
    03-24-2014 06:44 PM
  7. Septembersrain's Avatar
    It was a gateway to me getting the 5s. Does that count?

    Sent from a very sexy device... Rawr
    phonejunky likes this.
    03-24-2014 08:23 PM
  8. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    It was a gateway to me getting the 5s. Does that count?

    Sent from a very sexy device... Rawr

    And u proved his point. Nicely written
    phonejunky likes this.
    03-24-2014 08:56 PM
  9. phonejunky's Avatar
    I don't believe Kataran really know what's he's talking about. I think he's more or less just talking. I know 2 people personally who is what as gateway to a 5S.
    03-24-2014 09:30 PM
  10. Speedygi's Avatar
    This is not a gateway smartphone but just one terrific phone, period.
    03-25-2014 03:24 AM
  11. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    This is not a gateway smartphone but just one terrific phone, period.

    NO,a phone to rob people (runs through the door)
    03-25-2014 04:14 AM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    NO,a phone to rob people (runs through the door)
    You mean it opens doors to people's houses? Haha

    I didn't have any idea my phone was that powerful.
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    03-25-2014 04:15 AM
  13. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    You mean it opens doors to people's houses? Haha

    I didn't have any idea my phone was that powerful.

    LMAO ahahaha
    03-25-2014 04:20 AM
  14. kataran's Avatar
    I don't believe Kataran really know what's he's talking about. I think he's more or less just talking. I know 2 people personally who is what as gateway to a 5S.
    The title of this thread led me to believe it was a light hearted conversation and no I've yet to know anyone in person that bought a 5c and there's a total of three people that have or mentioned they were going to try something STRONGER ๐Ÿ˜‘


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    03-25-2014 08:00 AM
  15. Septembersrain's Avatar
    The title of this thread led me to believe it was a light hearted conversation and no I've yet to know anyone in person that bought a 5c and there's a total of three people that have or mentioned they were going to try something STRONGER ๐Ÿ˜‘


    iMore Ambassador -iPhone 5s
    I work in a cellphone store and it's crazy but 80% of my customers go for the 5c. I think it's the same phenomenon that happened with me. It's a whole bunch of Android users who got their attention caught by an unconventional iPhone.

    Up until recently Boost Mobile only carried Androids and Blackberry devices. Upon receiving the iPhone, I sold six 5c's and one 5s in the first day.

    I just think that the color lead many of us to be curious. Even the hard core Androidians had their attention diverted to the device. We all saw it as a very "Un-Apple" move. Which was exactly why we gave it a shot.

    No regrets and I'm an owner of a 5s as well.

    Sent from a larger than life device. Using Tapatalk
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    03-25-2014 08:52 AM
  16. Speedygi's Avatar
    I work in a cellphone store and it's crazy but 80% of my customers go for the 5c. I think it's the same phenomenon that happened with me. It's a whole bunch of Android users who got their attention caught by an unconventional iPhone.

    Up until recently Boost Mobile only carried Androids and Blackberry devices. Upon receiving the iPhone, I sold six 5c's and one 5s in the first day.

    I just think that the color lead many of us to be curious. Even the hard core Androidians had their attention diverted to the device. We all saw it as a very "Un-Apple" move. Which was exactly why we gave it a shot.

    No regrets and I'm an owner of a 5s as well.

    Sent from a larger than life device. Using Tapatalk
    It helps that the iPhone 5c was cheaper and had far more units in stock...

    I wish I was working in a Carrier store...it would be fascinating to see new phones every day...
    03-25-2014 12:33 PM
  17. Septembersrain's Avatar
    It helps that the iPhone 5c was cheaper and had far more units in stock...

    I wish I was working in a Carrier store...it would be fascinating to see new phones every day...
    If you are a technophile, you'll end up broke like me. I must of gone through some 25+ phones before getting the 5c. We got a few new devices since then but I'm happy where I am on the work line (For now). Let's see what the 6 brings!


    Sent from the colored one using Tapatalk
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    03-25-2014 12:51 PM
  18. kataran's Avatar
    If you are a technophile, you'll end up broke like me. I must of gone through some 25+ phones before getting the 5c. We got a few new devices since then but I'm happy where I am on the work line (For now). Let's see what the 6 brings!


    Sent from the colored one using Tapatalk
    Lol almost like an alcoholic working at a liquor store ๐Ÿ˜Š

    I guess I would be in the same boat if I had your job but it must be exciting to test drive all the new tech


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    03-25-2014 01:10 PM
  19. phonejunky's Avatar
    The title of this thread led me to believe it was a light hearted conversation and no I've yet to know anyone in person that bought a 5c and there's a total of three people that have or mentioned they were going to try something STRONGER ๐Ÿ˜‘


    iMore Ambassador -iPhone 5s
    It's still light hearted. I was merely pointing out the flaw in your logic. From reading these forums is how I came up with the title anyway. Also my personal experience seeing people switch after falling in love with their 5C. You as well mentioned you know a couple of people. So that's just between the two of us we actually know 4 in all that have upgraded. So there has to be some truth to it being a great gateway phone to using apple top tier device. Sales would also suggest this.
    kataran likes this.
    03-25-2014 02:15 PM
  20. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    lol 5c doesn't matter in U.S they have carriers,even in europe (most of it)...But it matters to us,The asians, "A reasonably priced phone for the masses" Really AAPL?
    Speedygi likes this.
    03-25-2014 05:09 PM
  21. Jimmyphone's Avatar
    i am not proud with myself but i am addicted to my 5c
    03-26-2014 08:19 AM
  22. Septembersrain's Avatar
    i am not proud with myself but i am addicted to my 5c
    Nothing wrong with that at all. I got a 5s to supplement my 5c. It can't replace it.

    Sent from a larger than life device. Using Tapatalk
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    03-26-2014 09:00 AM
  23. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    iPhone 5c isn't a gateway drug, it's an iPhone 5 in a plastic case with a coordinating wallpaper. It is a brilliant way of getting rid of last seasons iPhones while making people think they're getting something new. Just wait this fall when Apple announces how the iPhone 5c is being "upgraded" with a faster processor, and touch ID! LOL
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    03-26-2014 10:11 AM
  24. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    5c was just the beginning.. I am sure it's plastic shell will be replaced by some other fine material.. Not the same which we get with 5s but something strong .. And colourful!
    Kashan Osama likes this.
    03-26-2014 10:59 AM
  25. baseballbert's Avatar
    My wife has the green 5C and loves it. I like the way it feels better than my 5. Pretty good phone!
    03-28-2014 03:07 PM

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