If you had to choose between a new 5 & 5c,which would you choose for $99?

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  1. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    I am at that point now.Input please & thanks.
     
  2. Mcdonut macrumors newbie

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    5c. The upgrades are few, but they are there, and if it is the same price then why not!? If you don't like the color you can always get white or even get a cover for it just for the sake of having those few upgrades. The resale value might be better later, too.
     
  3. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    Unless you are really drawn to the build quality of the iPhone 5, or the accessories that already exist for it. Then the 5C would be better. It has minor upgrades like the front facing camera and I believe a slightly better battery, but for the same price, go for it.
     
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    Depends on your priorities.

    They are essentially the same except on a few things, the 5C is a little heavier and does not have a 64gb option. 5c has the sapphire lens cover and the casing is more rugged in general. If you are going to use iOS 7 it will most likely run smoother on the 5C. Battery life is also a little better on the 5C, id say if you dont mind the plastic and somewhat bulky feel of the 5c, it is probably the better option.
     
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    I know if the resale sites I've seen the 5c is going for 50 to 75 more then the. 5.

    If I had a choice I'm going to choose the 5c. I literally despise the 5/5s design
     
  6. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    5c. I had to remind myself that the 5c was a lateral move from my 5, otherwise I might've gotten it. It's an excellent phone.
     
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    5c definitely. The upgrades are few, but they're definitely there. Newer=better resale value probably. Not fond of the colors, but the new back is a much better design than the 5/5s.
    I'll be sticking with my 5 until the 6 or even 6s though probably.
     
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    5C in white If I had to choose. Slightly bigger battery, better LTE, new form factor. I'd try it out.
     
  10. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    i personally love the elegant 5/5S look.

    but i would rock the 5c too.. so its a toss up. 5 gets my vote tho.
     
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  12. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502

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    5C. Slightly better front camera and very many more LTE bands supported.
     
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  14. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    r u guys kidding me?

    The 5c is an iphone 5 with cheaper build quality and heavier and thicker. The 5s has a 64 bit chip, better camera, and finger print scanner. Go for the 5s, don't listen to the other people, for the same price the 5s is new, and superior
     
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    dude ... the 5s was not one of the choices

    enjoy your new 5s :apple:
     
  17. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I've got a five and would get the 5C. In fact I'd trade for a 5C. Upgraded phone and should prove to be more durable over time.
     
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  19. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Reading helps, this thread is about the 5C and the 5.
     

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