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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by calaverasgrande, Sep 25, 2013.
you will most likely get another new iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 in next two years. so, why bother
I got to see all the 5C colors at the Apple Store today. I wasn't impressed by the 5C or any of the colors it's offered in. The 5C was okay and mediocre and if I didn't want to spend $ on a subsidized phone, I probably would choose it. But other than that, it's a decent looking phone.
iOS 7 will not drop support for any models it support right now, Apple have never done this in their history. They drop hardware support in a future version of OS, not the OS version that new devices shipped with. In the case of iPhone 5C, they're more likely to ship iOS 9 or 10 without support for iPhone 5C, and likely drop support for iPhone 5S in iOS 10 or newer.
All iPhone models will eventually be dropped from future iOS versions, regardless of their specs.
Apple did an excellent job on the 5C. It's a very good phone for Apples purposes.
I think the 5C's main problem is it's price delta with the 5S.
I'm sure some can justify it but most people cannot overlook the significant downgrade from the 5S to save a measly $100; the list of things you lose from the 5S is just too long IMO.
Just my 2c but I think Apple had too much 4S inventory to move which forced them to price the 5C higher. Once the 4S inventory is gone, I bet there will be a $200 price delta between the 5S and C, which would make much more sense.
I wouldn't be surprised if iOS 9 dropped support for 5c while maintaining support for 5s, but iOS 7 will continue to support 5c and I'd put money on that being true for iOS 8 as well.
That could be true with the inventory, but I know a few folks and also seen a lot of folks said who just doesn't care about the specs and want something to replace their older iPhone 4/4S with. They also prefer the color and feel of iPhone 5C over iPhone 5S.
I just handled a 5c today for the first time. I quite liked the look and feel of it. It may not have the "best" processor available right now, but it is a good one and will have lasting power unless one is an avid iPhone gamer.
That's a silly reason not to get a 5C. iOS7 still supports the iPhone 4 lol. I think the 5C will be relevant for at least 2 years if not longer, when you'd be eligible for another upgrade.
And Apple continued to support Rosetta and PPC software for 3+ years after the introduction of intel CPUs. No need to jump the gun and abandon 32bit. The majority of iPhones out there are still 32bit.
Wtf it's only $99... by the time Apple drops support for the 5C, you would have gotten your $99 money worth..
This is exactly how I feel about this situation!And your also right about the 4s situation I just can not believe that there is only a $100 difference on both ends the upgrade and FULL PRICE!But like others have said the 5c is by no means out of the game but I think its just for certain people who really dont care about all the fancy smancy stuff or perhaps someone in love with color!I waited in line for a unlocked phone and my apple store didnt even have any unlocked 5s's and yes I was in the front of the line but they had unlocked 5c's lol didnt even consider it!
what are you talking about? There are still plenty of 32bit windows/mac apps out there being made everyday that work fine on 64bit computers.
I understand your point but you can probably relax. The 5C will probably be supported for much longer than 2 years. Its been what, 3 years since the iP4 came out, and its still officially supported for iOS7? (performance varies, a lot of people have no problems, and a lot of people do...hit or miss).
Plus for a $99 phone, you're deff not looking for something that lasts more than 2 years. iOS8 will almost certainly support the 5 and beyond, with the 4S being left behind. Take right now, even though the 5S is 64bit capable, 99.95% of the apps are still 32bit.
So you're saying a device with less processing power won't support the latest software as long as a device with more processing power?
Go on, I'm learning a lot here.
Ok, none of what you said supports that Apple will drop the iPhone 5C within iOS 7-8. Go read the history books and come back. Apple takes several releases to phase out the 32-bit support and majority of developers have no problem supporting both 32-bit/64-bit at the same time. Apple makes it very easy to do so and they've done the same on OS X, which actually is what iOS is based on.
ARMv8 supports running 32-bit code, just like 64-bit Intel chips did when Apple started supporting 64-bit CPUs in Tiger (10.4). They only dropped support for 32-bit CPUs in Mountain Lion, 4 major releases later (7 years later).
In addition, go read what the developers are saying about 64-bit support, it only takes 3-5 hours to make the code support 64-bit and that's all the work they have to do to support both 32-bit/64-bit code. It does not take much, and so it'll be easy for developers to support both for the next 2-4 years until a pure 64-bit iOS will be released.
5c doesn't come in Black.
I think that apple would not do that, they don't cut ios support like that
Except that Apple has already shown a pattern of supported models and it's unlikely to change.
iPhone 1 and the 3 lasted 3 iOS releases before they were no longer supported. The iPhone 3GS supported 4. The iPhone 4 is currently on it's 4th (and likely last) iOS release.
I'd wager that with iOS 8 next year, support for the iPhone 4 will be dropped, the 4S dropped with iOS 9, and both the 5 and 5C dropped with iOS 10.
Most contracts (in the US at least) last 2 years and I see Apple giving the 5C 3 years of the current iOS before 32 bit is fully outdated.
It wasn't impossible slow, it was just impossible. iOS 6 only supported down to the iPhone 3GS.
That's you, but the 4S was still one of the best selling phones last year (with only 8GB storage, no less) at the same price point. The previous model has always been $100 less than the current and it's always sold well. If anything the 5C stands closer to the 5S since it has the same storage (unlike previous years where it was significantly lower).
I would love the build and colors of the 5c with the specs of the 5s.