So I've had a change of heart on the 5C

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tzuten, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Tzuten macrumors 6502

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    My initial posts on the 5C after Apple's announcement were not the most favorable towards the C. That customers were being shortchanged to an extent .. However today when I went to take a look and felt it, it's not a cheap product. I then pulled my iPhone 5 out, wrapped in a cheap plastic case and chuckled. Sure I have the "premium" aluminum phone but I am forced to protect it due to how easily the black finish scuffs.

    Is the 5C better than the 5? IMO, no... However I paid the extra 100 bucks last year to get it. Biggest gripe about the 5C is the lack of a black option.

    So the point is, before casting judgement go down and take a look. Hold the phone and you may have a different outlook.
     
  2. mightygitis macrumors 6502

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    I held one at the store as well. Then today I had a friend over who's still on a 3gs. The back of which reminded me of the 5C I had held earlier in the day. I think it's pretty cute and probably sturdy enough. Perfect for people who don't need the bells and whistles. (I like my whistles how did I love without finger scanning?)
     
  3. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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    i agree , wait till someone feels it to have a judgement on it, while i got the 5s due to it being their "flagship" phone, i wish it had the option to have the plastic housing, it felt REALLY nice in your hands
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    For $39 you can get a leather housing for the 5s. I ordered one, and my only complaint is that it isn't easy to take the phone out of the 5s case. But unless you are putting it into a car mount or dock that's not an issue. In some respects, the 5s in a leather case looks and feels like a fancy 5c. I'm sure that was the intent. Note that Apple didn't actually sell an "official" 5 case last year. Something sparked the color initiative.
     
  5. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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    i'm definitely going to be buying one of the leather cases (probably red) but i'll have to go and see them in the store and feel it on my phone ( if they allow that) before i buy the case
     
  6. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    the majority of people on these boards are most likely to prefer flagship products. But casual consumers will probably prefer the cheaper 5C, and a lot of people are driven by price. A friend of mine 3 months ago bought a new iPhone, a 4S because it was cheaper than the 5.

    i played with a 5C as well, doesn't feel cheap in the least bit.
     
  7. MRSucks macrumors member

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    Finally saw some 5cs at the Apple store earlier today.

    Stunning.
     
  8. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I agree. While I wanted the new camera and ordered 5S, 5C would have felt more like a "new phone."

    Now, I do like the metal though because plastic with a clear coat like that is going to get the swirls / micro scratches under the right light/angle.

    However, when brand new, the plastic phones in color are stunning.

    I wish they weren't so much to buy off contract and I'd buy one as like an iPod.
     
  10. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    I looked at them at the Apple Store yesterday and I was very impressed. Many people on here talk about the 5c as a downgrade. Yet 2 weeks ago, it would have matched or beaten (battery mAh, front camera) Apple's flagship iPhone 5. Yet a few days later it is a downgrade? There is too much hate toward the 5C. They have done a fantastic job in making plastic feel not cheap. Quite unlike a lot of other plastic phones available.
     

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