iPhone 5c for Parents

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickprete11, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. nickprete11 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, it's time for my parents to upgrade their phones. They both have iPhone 4's on AT&T currently. I have made the switch to T-Mobile, and I'm loving it. For them, I'm thinking T-Mobile with 5c's. They barely use their phone for more than Facebook, calling, and texting. So I'm thinking the 5c's would be fine, how is iOS 8 on them? Thanks!
     
  2. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 8 on my 5c is smooth.
     
  3. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    If that's all they do and the 4's still work, you can keep them going on the same phones. If the 4's are broken or your parents want new phones then the 5c is a good choice.
     
  4. michikade macrumors regular

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    My mother has a 5c and uses her phone like your parents do - in fact, she may use it less because she uses Safari for Facebook rather than the app. 8.0.2 is smooth on the phone so that would be a fine choice for them.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Upgrading from a 4? Yeah, that sounds like it would be a real step up, and I imagine they'd be pleased.
     
  6. Ivabign macrumors 6502

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    Get them 6's for the big screens and ease of use...

    Spring for 64gb's at least so they can load the phone with pics and videos of grandchildren...

    Don't cheap out!

    Seriously, my wife was using a 4S and was having a hell of a time reading emails, Safari pages and texts (we both have reached the ages where our eyes aren't as strong as they used to be)

    The larger screen of the 6 is a benefit they may need.

    (Also FaceTime chats with grandchildren will look better with a big screen)

    IMHO
     
  7. nickprete11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you really think it would be worth getting them both a 6?
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I am no spring chicken and the larger screen and keyboard of the 6 is worth it's weight in gold. If you/they can afford the 6, I would recommend it highly.
     

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