Anyone considering selling the iPhone5 for the iPhone5C?

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    I am, for the simple face of getting something similiar and newer for a cheaper price.

    If I sell my iPhone5 now I'll get 700 USD max (4600 SEK, just saw an auction end with that bid on a white iPhone5).

    What do you think the iPhone5C will cost?
     
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    I wouldnt. I dont ever want plastic electronics again, but that's just my preference.
     
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    Won't be able to make this decision until the 5C is official. Don't know the specs, cost, etc.
     
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    No, if I change phones I want an upgrade, not a downgrade.
     
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    Question is if it's a noticable downgrade, but I'm with you on this one. I'm thinking that the 5S will be an upgrade and the 5C pretty much the same as the 5.
     
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    I wouldn't even sell it for what is rumored to be in the 5S, let alone the 5C. I'm definitely hanging on to my 5 for another year.
     
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    It will be cheaper for a reason, possible loss of Siri, maybe GPS, lower processor speed.

    Or, it could be just available to emerging markets like China and India. So then your left having to buy a new phone.

    The 5 will no doubt be better than the 5C.
     
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    I think the 5C will replace the 4S... I think 5 the will still be better than the 5C.
    My thoughts only...
     
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    I doubt Siri would be lost as it would put it at a major disadvantage to Android phones the same with GPS as GPS is like basic phone feature nowadays. The processor i would speculate would be a underclocked iphone 5 processor.

    I very much doubt the 5C will be anywhere as good as the i5 in terms of hardware.
     
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    Metal aluminium unibody for me (ie, no).
     
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    Guess you don't play video games... Or use your remote... Or use headphones... or almost everything else
     
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    If it's plastic, sorry no. I like how my iPhone has that "Premium" feel.
     
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    i bet the '5C' will contain the same specs as the 5 - only in plastic.

    so not sure how this will improve your gaming or music experience at all.


    the '5S' will be the one to bring about upgraded specs.
     
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    Let me rephrase since it wasnt obvious. Handheld electronics, you know, the ones with screens. :p
    Either way, the only plastic electronics I have are my slingbox and time capsule, but those arent things I touch and hold everyday. Dont make assumptions on other peoples lives or lifestyles, thanks :]
     
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    Anyone considering selling the iPhone5 for the iPhone5C?

    Won't be selling my iPhone 5. Don't want the iPhone 5C.
     
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    Think the 5C will have colours, retina 4" screen, A6 and 16gb base.

    They could differentiate on the camera, but I think at minimum they would put the 5 sensor (or a lower mp version of the 5 sensor - however i think that's unlikely) in it.

    I do feel it'll be a 5 rebranded and rehoused.
     
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    Where do you think youll get $700 for an IP5? They are going for $350 to $400 on ebay my bro.

    EDIT: And once a new phone is announced, itll drop $100

    So, unless some unforseen phenomenon occurs in the market, youll wind up breaking even if very lucky.

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    Yup, repackaged makes sense because it allows them to use the same stuff.
     
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    Nope not even if they gave me one....5C looks cheap not bc of the plastic but the "fab-u-lous" colors
     
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    Can not see you getting near $700 for a 5.:eek:

    The 5C will be very closely spec-ed as today iPhone 5. Maybe less memory but basically the same.:apple:
     
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    Assuming the 5C has basically the same internals as the iPhone 5--then no. I'm not giving up a metal and glass iPhone for a colorful Fisher-Price toy.
     
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    cynics

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    I don't think there is too much room to compromise on the specs of the 5C with iOS 7 around the corner.
     
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    Even more so, we don't know where it will be available for purchase (anywhere the iPhone is sold or just developing countries).
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Exactly, if it leave my house with any type of regularity I want it to be metal or glass. the 3G was also the worst designed phone ever, not sure why people want to go back to that. I also don't ever sell my phones, so it's really a moot point.
     
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    OP can't be serious, lmao
     

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