1. avital's Avatar
    Yesterday i was so happy with my new Iphone 5c, i bought it from apple store and now im thinking about returning it.

    Why?? Because i read that the Iphone 5s is future proof, the 5c is not

    I read: Both the 5s and the 5c are competent today, but over the life of a two-year contract the iPhone 5s is going to be the reference device for developers while the limitations of the 5c will rapidly become clear

    Apple is moving towards a 64-bit architecture in iOS. Today the vast majority of apps are 32-bit apps, and these run in compatibility mode on the iPhone 5s. As more developers move to 64-bit coding, the iPhone 5c could lose compatibility with many leading applications

    Is this really true?? If i plan to stick with my phone a while, the 5c isnt for me?
    10-14-2014 02:17 AM
  2. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Hi there, 5c is nothing but iPhone 5 in plastic shell. I would recommend to change it for 5s in case it won't cost you much.


    Also, it depends for which purpose you use your iPhone?
    10-14-2014 08:46 AM
  3. avital's Avatar
    I went back to apple today with my 5c and got the 5s for extra 150 now im broke but the 5s is a lot better
    10-14-2014 03:33 PM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you are able to afford it, the 5s is a good choice. The 5c is a nice device, but you will get at least one extra year out of the 5s.
    10-14-2014 03:45 PM
  5. avital's Avatar
    So this means that the 5c probably wont get ios 9 or 10 while the 5s might survive long enough for ios 9 or 10?
    10-15-2014 05:05 AM
  6. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Correct. That is if history plays out.
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    10-15-2014 05:09 AM
  7. avital's Avatar
    Omg.. then the 5c is running on the last ios now (ios 8)
    10-15-2014 05:43 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I went back to apple today with my 5c and got the 5s for extra 150 now im broke but the 5s is a lot better
    ConGrats on getting the 5s. Which color did you get?
    avital likes this.
    10-15-2014 06:58 AM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    So this means that the 5c probably wont get ios 9 or 10 while the 5s might survive long enough for ios 9 or 10?
    I think the 5C and the 5 will get iOS 9. After all the 4S got iOS 8. The 5C will probably not get iOS 10. But if it does get iOS 9, it has almost two more years with the most current iOS version.
    10-15-2014 07:41 AM
  10. avital's Avatar
    ConGrats on getting the 5s. Which color did you get?
    Thank you
    At first i couldnt really decide, i was standing there for maybe 20 minutes. I wanted the gold then i changed my mind and got the silver!
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    10-15-2014 07:43 AM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    Thank you
    At first i couldnt really decide, i was standing there for maybe 20 minutes. I wanted the gold then i changed my mind and got the silver!
    Both the silver and Gold are a great choice

    Congratulations
    10-15-2014 07:46 AM
  12. avital's Avatar
    Both the silver and Gold are a great choice

    Congratulations
    Thanks
    10-15-2014 08:22 AM
  13. pr1nce's Avatar
    Congrats enjoy your 5s. It's an awesome device!
    10-15-2014 08:24 AM
  14. taz323's Avatar
    Congrats and enjoy.
    avital likes this.
    10-15-2014 08:27 AM
  15. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    Congrats and enjoy. 5S gold here!
    avital likes this.
    10-15-2014 08:32 AM
  16. fishhead_soup's Avatar
    Just curious, why not drop and extra $50 and get the 6. If money is/was tight, you could have waited til mid November saving a couple bucks and the 1st price dip. (No guarantee on that dip though)


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    10-15-2014 07:55 PM
  17. avital's Avatar
    is the 6 that much better then?
    10-16-2014 07:13 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The 5c is still a good phone. It will remain a good phone with the latest OS for at least 2 more years. And even if it does not get iOS 10, it will still be a good phone on iOS 9 for the remainder of its life.
    agl82 likes this.
    10-16-2014 09:00 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    is the 6 that much better then?
    Larger screen and better battery life. I also like that there is an additional row of apps on the home screen.
    avital likes this.
    10-16-2014 09:03 AM
  20. fishhead_soup's Avatar
    is the 6 that much better then?
    It sounded like your original post was more concerned with longevity. The 5s is a year down on a 4 yr OS support life span. Don't get me wrong, all phones mentioned are fine, in fact, I use the 5s and I have no desire to move on - yet. However, if you're going drop that much hard earned cash, wouldn't it be a beneficial trade off to hold off a month to have the newest phone and last thru an extra year of updates?


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    10-16-2014 02:16 PM
  21. Septembersrain's Avatar
    While I absolutely adore my 5c (Both of them actually), iOS 8 does not seem to be running all that smoothly on it. I kept one on 7.1.2 and the differences are obvious.
    10-18-2014 08:37 AM
  22. 5C User's Avatar
    "Re: 5c Longevity

    While I absolutely adore my 5c (Both of them actually), iOS 8 does not seem to be running all that smoothly on it. I kept one on 7.1.2 and the differences are obvious."



    I have a new 5c (8GB) variant. What is the difference that you see in the 2 devices with iOS 8 & the other on 7.1.2? On my device the iOS 8.1 option for an update is reflecting as "ready for installation" taking up 2.8GB space on the device. The new iOS 8.1 only appears to me (a layman) as only an incremental improvement. Any suggestions??

    btw i am new to iOS platform & thus a bit clueless.

    Thanks.
    10-30-2014 02:28 AM
  23. Septembersrain's Avatar
    "Re: 5c Longevity

    While I absolutely adore my 5c (Both of them actually), iOS 8 does not seem to be running all that smoothly on it. I kept one on 7.1.2 and the differences are obvious."



    I have a new 5c (8GB) variant. What is the difference that you see in the 2 devices with iOS 8 & the other on 7.1.2? On my device the iOS 8.1 option for an update is reflecting as "ready for installation" taking up 2.8GB space on the device. The new iOS 8.1 only appears to me (a layman) as only an incremental improvement. Any suggestions??

    btw i am new to iOS platform & thus a bit clueless.

    Thanks.
    Honestly, the first one I did, it was an OTA. I reset my second one first and updated via iTunes. It seems to be smooth and has no difficulty. 8.1 did pretty well too, even being an OTA.

    Overall, I think iOS 8 isn't as bad as initially thought. The differences are most obvious if you use any third party keyboards. That was enough for me!
    10-30-2014 10:36 AM
  24. Septembersrain's Avatar
    My 5c actually still works great. I'm just using a 5s because I don't want to risk losing or getting my 5c broken. I feel like Apple might not release another c variant and I'm very sentimental over mine. I had two but one was traded in, so this one will be kept as a piece of my history. My first iPhone...
    agl82 likes this.
    11-12-2014 08:39 AM
  25. kataran's Avatar
    My 5c actually still works great. I'm just using a 5s because I don't want to risk losing or getting my 5c broken. I feel like Apple might not release another c variant and I'm very sentimental over mine. I had two but one was traded in, so this one will be kept as a piece of my history. My first iPhone...
    I understand the sentimental value of tech I still have my Verizon Palm Pre2 converted to run on the sprint network it sits on its Touchstone on my desk and I actually use it quite a bit. That one is a keeper as well as my first color display Sanyo dual band
    11-13-2014 12:47 PM
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