5 to 5C feels childish

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thadoggfather, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. thadoggfather, Sep 2, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013

    thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    between selling your 5 and getting a 5C, you probably will pay out of pocket a bit to quite a bit or at the very best break even. The c is maybe for cheap, color, china, but for you, it's just plain childish.

    Assuming internals are the same, why would you do that? How would that be beneficial to you in any way? Even if you love the look of a blue plastic iPhone.

    Just throw a plastic case on your 5 and call it a day.

    Less trouble than touching the contract, buying/selling, paying out of pocket.

    I know most 5 users won't, but to even consider it seems a bit silly to me. And vain :cool:

    And then complaining Apple doesn't innovate, while supporting such a lateral if not downgrade move in Apple's release. I understand why they do to tap into the more price-sensitive segment and asia, but 5 users don't seem like a major part of the market they're appealing to.

    The best democracy/forum for profitable companies is where your cash is the equivalent having a voice and shaping the way they go about business.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You don't even know what the 5C brings with it and you are already insulting people? Go figure...
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007

    This is MacRumors.

    Not MacFacts.


    But I'm insulting people under the assumption that specs are the same and the body is the only thing hardly changed. It's a theoretical insult I suppose.
  4. davenport-jr macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    I'm not planning to buy one not with what we know about it currently.

    But here's the twist.. what if it had better battery life?
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Even if the specs are the same and the body is the only thing to change, maybe someone wants a colored phone? Calling someone a child for purchasing something they want is in fact childish.
  6. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    That would be a good twist.

    It'd have to depend how different the battery life is. If double, then maybe, possibly I'd at least consider it even if not do it That'd be pretty awesome. And JB would have to be available. But I'd still be slapping myself for the downgrade in the design.

    But let's assume 20% more efficient or something marginal, nope.


    I think lining a tech company's pockets on the basis of wanting a color change, and then complaining to anonymous people on a forum that Apple brings nothing new to the table ad nauseum, is childish.

    Not to include you in that bunch of people, but I'm just saying.

    Don't be upset, I really didn't mean to come out guns a blazing. The title is a bit strong I will admit, but eh.

    You can insult the products I have and I won't change my mind. My iPhone 5, iPad 3, 2011 Air.
  7. davenport-jr macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    You would think that if they were going to make a 5C-like device that it would at least be as thin as the iPod touch.
  8. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    The "C" gives people choice.

    Choice is always good.

    I do not understand why the 5C threatens people, but I do remember how the larger screen on the 5 did the same. :p
  9. davenport-jr macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Most people aren't as enthusiastic about Apple or the iPhone as the Internet is.

    • In a poll for a men's magazine, it was asked "What do you think about Apple?" 85% of people answered, "I couldn't care less."

    • In another poll, it was asked about mobile phone preference, the strong majority of people preferred Android phones.

    • In yet another poll, it was asked what interest did people have in the iPad mini. A strong majority of people did not care to buy it at all.

  10. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Well I wouldn't dream of selling my iPhone 5 for the 5C as there is no need. I think aesthetically the 5 looks a lot more premium if the spy shots are to be believed. It will serve a purpose but me selling my perfectly decent phone is favour of one is not going to happen :)
  11. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    If you want to "upgrade" from the IP5, you'd get the IP5S.

    The IP5C is the new low-cost IP5. Based on current rumors, there will be no reason to get that phone if you already have the IP5, unless you want a colored shell.

    The IP5C is the next-generation replacement for the IP5.
  12. KevinMac macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2013
    Traverse City, Michigan
    I can understand how a 5c may be a disappointment for some.... Speaking from my standpoint.... I have been a long time Android user....but a lower priced iPhone will probably entice me to buy one. I can also see how a lower priced iPhone could penetrate new markets for Apple. :)
  13. Puff daddy macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2013
    Going to be a lot of jealous people who can't afford a new phone so they post stuff like this to justify not buying one only the reason is there broke
  14. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    If you go to the search tab there are so many threads about the iphone 5C ...
  15. Ballis macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2008
    Oslo, Norway
    Sure. Switching from 5 to 5C might not be such a good idea but if youre coming from 4 or 4S, it could be great.

    As for childish. Sure. My 8 year old daughter is going to love the pink one. So why not?
  16. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I'll be keeping my 5 but depending on how it shakes out a 6C will likely be in my future next year.
  17. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Wouldn't this be anything that involves color?

    Cars, house paints interior/exterior, carpet, furniture, clothes, etc...

    Why line a paint companies pockets just to change the color of your living room? Is that what you are saying?

    Seems weird too me that you can't grasp that might be a big deal for someone. When you bought your iPhone when they asked you what color you wanted did you say "whichever..."?
  18. Dented macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    It all depends on the pricing - I think if you could sell your used 5 and pick up a new 5C at no cost to yourself (or even a slight profit), some people might be attracted to that, assuming the rumours are true and the 5C is internally identical (or maybe even mildly improved, with some of the design gremlins worked out after a year).

    The plastic case doesn't horrify everybody; for some people it will be a lot more practical than all that scuffable aluminium, and they may well prefer the colourful look too.
  19. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    I know my mother specified she wants the 5c over the 5s. Not because she can't have it but its a waste. Think about the following:
    -more durable
    -it has actually a good phone despite the criticism
  20. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    Hes just one of those people that thinks if he doesn't like it, no one else should. Theres quite a few of them around here unfortunately.
  21. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    The 5C will be perfect phone for some people and even for the kids : ) We must see the price and then talk :D
  22. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    I prefer the uniform look of the iPhone 5C to the iPhone 5's design and I can probably sell my iPhone 5 unlocked for a lot more than the 5C will cost. Not a hassle at all.
  23. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Because consumers will do what consumers will do. It's like trading in a perfectly working car for another perfectly working car. Both cars will get you from place to place, but sometimes change for the sake of change is welcomed.
  24. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Polls can be manipulated by the whom they target the polls at and by how the ask the question(s) in the poll.

    Think of the reports where for Apple, it's the units sold and for other companies it's the units shipped even if they're sitting in stores or at a distributors warehouse.

    And as for a iPad mini poll - remember not only is it competing with non iOS devices, it's also competing with the full size iPad. It's not what percentage in a poll like that, it's how many iPad minis can Apple sell? And the answer to that is more than enough to have made it a worthwhile product for them.
  25. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Apple are probably going to change a lot in this round.

    That means offering 2 iPhones instead of 1. But there has to be a reason, otherwise it's pointless.

    So the iPhone 5C will clearly be targeting the younger crowd on Colour, Cost and probably something else big that we don't know about yet.

    The iPhone 5S will just continue the general improvements. If you have a 5 (like me) then this update doesn't really matter at all to be honest, it's more about iOS 7.

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