Reliable source tweets clear photo of Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 5C and case, tweeted by evleaks
Reliable source evleaks has just tweeted one of the clearest pictures yet of the budget-priced Apple iPhone 5C. The tweet contains what is apparently an official photograph for a Case Mate case including a colorful plastic casing and an inner bumper that absorbs shocks. Speaking of shocks, Apple executives might be in for a few of their own if the rumored pricing for the plastic device is on target. In an era where a Nokia Lumia 520 can be purchased for less than $175 lock, stock and barrel, pricing the device between $400 and $500 without subsidies doesn't seem competitive in emerging markets.
Just the other day, a video of the Apple iPhone 5C surfing the web showed the usual responsive pinch-to-zoom and scrolling capabilities of mobile Safari. Looks like replacing some of the parts with plastic versions won't slow down the phone a bit. September 10th is the date when we should see both the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C introduced with the actual launch erumored to b for September 20th. And basically the only major question at this point is whether or not the oft-rumored fingerprint scanner will finally be included with the full-priced Apple iPhone 5S.
source: @evleaks via Pocketlint
1. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 778; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Performance wise iPhone 5C will be above average because iOS have a history of hugh performance in low hardware. And we cant call it an affordable smartphone phone because $400+ is not an attractive price. And hope it wont be glossy.
iPhone 5S will be cool if it holds a finger print scanner which is not seen on many smartphones (note the first to hold finger print scanner though).
3. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
It IS AFFORDABLE because of the massive carrier subsidies.
We know these subsidies are massives because adding the iPhone to their line up depresses the carriers's operating margins, respectively. The fact is these carriers pay a higher subsidy for new Apple products than new android products, ceteris paribus.
4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
That's the problem. You still have to get a contract to bring down the price of the phone. If this 5C is $100 on contract why not pay $100 more for the real deal with better specs; the 5S? The 5C is basically a year old iPhone 5 in a plastic body. And in my neck of the woods you can get a iPhone 5 right now for $100 on contract at Walmart. Buying a year old phone because it has pretty plastic colors is just dumb.
Look at the Nexus 4. It would be ridiculous to take out a contract on a $200/$250 phone.
6. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
You are not making sense. You are paying the same monthly service whether you have an android device, a windows device, or an Apple device when on contract, respectively.
The only difference, thus the ceteris paribus condition, is that for some reason, the carriers are willing to make greater subsidies for Apple devices. That is the point I am making -- because youndon't pay MSRP, Apple devices are quite affordable.
1. Paying the extra $100 for 5S is irrevelant.
2. People take out contracts on $200 / $250 ALL THE TIME -- it's called marketing.
3. Please look up ceteris paribus since you don't get it.
5. amiaq (Posts: 450; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
It is very quite in here, peaceful, and even eerie .... I'll be in the Note 3 comment section. :p
7. TechDork (Posts: 228; Member since: 10 May 2010)
I just want to know if we'll be able to end a 3-way phone call with one person without having to end the entire phone call & caling the other person back O_O