My impression of the 5C and 5S

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  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    Saw both the 5C and 5S in person this afternoon.

    The 5C is rock solid and feels incredibly natural in hand. I held a 5C and the a 5S, and the difference in comfort is very apparent. 5S' hard edges don't make it feel very friendly.

    I did not like the new colors on the 5S very much. Spaceship gray was only ok. Not bad but not a standout either. Gold seemed flashy. The 5C colors were ok. I liked white and yellow. Blue was ok. Green and pink didn't appeal to me. iOS 7 looked better on the 5C than the 5S to my eye.

    I am wondering why the home button on the 5S doesn't have the square icon that is present on the 5 and 5C. Small detail but I like the icon.

    I walked away liking the 5C more. Johnny Ive really did a great job with the design.
     
  2. Dascoyne macrumors 6502

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    Well I guess you represent one end of the market. I'm glad you found something to like.
     
  3. Retired Cat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I admit that I don't crave the latest and greatest hardware, so the 5C's specs are fine with me, especially with the nice exterior. I mostly want my devices to work well and be useful.
     
  4. Broph macrumors 6502

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    My guess would be that it may interfere with TouchID.
     
  5. Velin macrumors 65816

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    If the price were lower, I would have bought two 5c. But since it's only $100 cheaper, we are getting 5s.

    But I can see everyone being very happy with a 5c, looks like a great device, and much better build quality + software support in a 5c than so many junky Android devices that manufacturers abandon on release.
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    That's a really good theory. I hadn't even thought of that.
     
  7. chdwil macrumors regular

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    We'll duhhhhh. Why put a bunch of lines in front of an identity scanner??? I suppose the police should put a square on a all of their fingerprint files.
     
  8. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    I'd been messing around with getting my 5C set up the way I wanted it and hadn't bothered playing any music. Wow, great audio chip in this thing (or else the Paula Fernandes tracks I picked for my test just happen to be really, REALLY simpatico with the 5C's audio). I'm very favorably impressed.
     
  9. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I was like a zombie this morning after the past two days. I totally forgot to even check out the 5C. Tomorrow if I get time I want to see it in person.

    I was in and out in prob 90 sec
     
  10. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

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    Your post is pointless.

    Anyways, I think the 5C does look okay. I have a 5S now coming from the 5 and I am thinking of returning the 5S. Not worth the $700 coming from the iPhone 5.
     
  11. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    What's spaceship gray?

    Kidding. I don't like the colors of the 5c either. As I said in another thread, if they were darker and more vibrant I wouldn't mind them. Even the blue and green are "feminine", IMO.
     
  12. springsup macrumors 6502a

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    Agree. The 5C feels very comfortable, possibly more so than the 5S. I also miss the home button icon on the 5S.

    That said, I'm still buying the 5S for the internals.
     

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