iPhone 5C replacing iPhone 5 proves that iPhone 5 is a Failure?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01, Aug 24, 2013
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    DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    Well as in the way it's LTE wasn't working in many European countries and that it wasn't a amazing update
    Remember what they did to ipad 3
    :O they kept ipad 2 but not ipad 3 when ipad 4 came out
  2. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Where is your source that the 5c is replacing the iPhone 5?
  3. Technarchy, Aug 24, 2013
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    Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Or maybe...just maybe...Apple decided selling a flagship phone with high production costs at a discount doesn't make as much sense as reducing the costs and dramatically increasing margins.
  4. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    The iPhone 5 is the best selling iPhone of all time. Failure? I think not.
  5. kevink2, Aug 25, 2013
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    kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I've made this point myself in other postings. With the technology changes, different frequency bands coming out every year, selling a midrange phone (which the last year's model took care of before) that doesn't have the latest radios hurts. And at least the reputed 5C will be a "new" phone for that market . I'm assuming that the 4G HSPA technology is fairly stable now, so the 4s as a "low end" phone for people wanting to get a decent smartphone that isn't android will work.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Say what you want about the iPhone 5. MY iPhone 5 is awesome! Black, monolithic looking, comfortable in the hand and NOT an iPhone 4/4S which is so far, the one model of iPhone I really do not like.

    Yeah, it scuffs and it bends if you aren't careful. But my i5 has been a damn good phone and I'm happy to have it.
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    One does not prove the other. By your reasoning, any product replaced with a newer product means that the prior product was a failure. Please consolidate your threads as they're all directly related.
  8. Warcake, Aug 26, 2013
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    Warcake macrumors regular

    May 20, 2013
    No, the 5c isn't a direct replacement/successor to the 5. The 5s is. It's being discontinued(if true), because it'll be priced only a bit cheaper than the 5s, but not cheap enough to take the mid price range market.

    That is of course, my own analysis/speculation.
  9. Dented macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    I'd agree the 5 has a few issues, but I think if it was genuinely seen as a "failure" then we wouldn't see Apple replacing it with a new flagship phone in the 5S which, if the leaks are real, is pretty much identical - yes some of the internals may be reworked but to the consumer it will look just the same, have the same (bendable and scuffable?) body, same screen size, etc. So how much of this "failure" can they really be fixing?

    Surely if the 5 was that much of a disaster they would be completely reinventing things..
  10. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    I agree, the 5C does not replace the 5, it replaces the 4 series as the budget phone.

    The 5S replaces the 5.

    For as long as Apple keeps this new range policy, devices will be discontinued when replaced rather than cascaded down.
  11. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Is the iPhone 5C not rumoured to be the lower priced iPhone due to be released? If that is true, how is this a direct iPhone 5 replacement?

    Its a bit like saying the new iPod shuffle is the replacement for the last iPod Touch. They are completely different products aimed at completely different markets.

    The iPhone 5S is the iPhone 5's successor. What a strange thread.
  12. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Mr. DBZmusicboy01 just woke up from this 2011 slumber and hasn't followed up things.
  13. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    To be accurate, HSPA is a 3G technology, and not 4G, no matter how often the US networks try and pretend otherwise.
  14. Steve121178, Aug 27, 2013
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    Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Just a thought but maybe they are releasing a new flagship phone soon that is replacing the iPhone 5? Maybe they'll call it the iPhone 5s? A far fetched theory, granted.
  15. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    iPhone 5 wasn't an amazing update?

    They changes the hardware completely and IMO in the best way possible. Go switch to winphone.
  16. Zerilos, Aug 27, 2013
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    Zerilos macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2012
    The most likely will discontinue the iPad 4 when the 5 comes out. Rumor is that the 5c will have the same specs as the iPhone 5 and be cheaper, so it would make no sense to keep producing the 5.
  17. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I certainly don't think so. They can produce a very similar product for a less money which equals more profit, win win. It also lets the new model increase it's own sales by being the only one you can buy with that styling.
  18. LightOnAHill macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010

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