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iPhone 5S and 5C preorders to start September 13th, release date set for September 20th

0. phoneArena 10 Sep 2013, 13:18 posted on

Apple is just wrapping up its announcement of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:20 6

1. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Meh! No thanks my iPhone 5 it's still good. Worse than Samsung.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:22 1

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah this is VERY underwhelming. I too would wait for the iPhone 6. The 5S just seems VERY, VERY dry.

+1

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:35 2

15. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


iPhones have turned being an industrial puppet into a status symbol like never before! With top of the line DRM laden software, catchy new licensing fees, awesome proprietary software with restrictions and limitations abound! Get the latest iPhone for $99, guaranteed to have been produced in China for $8 for a batch of 1000, with the average factory worker suicide rate only 9 per fiscal quarter, it's a steal!*

*Apple does not confirm nor deny the rumors of thousands of deaths every two years from industrial toxins being leaked into the groundwater

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:36 1

18. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I agree, this announcement is dryer than Kim KardashaTunnel after a long weekend of traffic.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:50

28. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I just can't get over the design. Apple iPhone 4, then 4S, then the longer/taller iPhone 5, & now the iPhone 5S & the glossy plastic everyone on Apple's side hates the 5C.

Wan't that what made the Galaxy S line ugly in the eye of Apple fans?!?

Man I tell you...

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:17

36. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I hate I can't edit. lol

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:51

29. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Didn't you say you were going to stay clear from phonearena today to avoid all the iPhone news? Haha, just couldn't stay away

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:24

7. AsisHaas (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


HAHA cool.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:01

33. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Well I think the assumption is that most consumers upgrade every two years when their contract ends so this is definitely a big upgrade from the 4S, not so much with the 5.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:41

39. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


The iPhone 5C was DISAPPOINTING. The people in the USA will consider the $100 price difference on contract but for other people in different countries, the no-contract price is ridiculous.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:21 2

2. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


This is what gimmicky is all about. Nothing really that useful to make me upgrade to iPhone 5S

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:22 1

5. TechDork (Posts: 292; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Not even the fingerprint scanner? I think that's pretty cool. I mean, just that....and maybe the faster A7 chip, but it's not like the A6 is slow either.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:32

12. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Nope, my iPhone 5 it's fast, I'm happy with the speed thank you, I'm just disappointed that's all. Same difference

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:36

16. TechDork (Posts: 292; Member since: 10 May 2010)


I understand your point. I'm sure you, me & a lot of other iPhone 5 users feel agree that we're fine with what we have haha. Well, here's to a better iPhone 6.....

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:31

11. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


funny you didn't make this statement in the Note 3 release... the term "GIMMIC" never slipped across your keyboard. that phablet is full of gimmicky features.

smh

but i can agree with you on your first comment... i wont be upgrading from my 5 either. i'm waiting on the iPad 5... as SAE mentioned the 5S isn't too faster to force us to upgrade.

it was a great event tho by reading the live blogs.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:43 3

24. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


The difference between me and you or other ppl is that, I love iPhone and I don't see no need to make a fool of myself and bash Samsung, I only comment for something that will make a difference in my life, me calling Note a gimmick phone won't magically bring those features to my iPhone. Jealously is not my thing. There are people that love those gimmick features, I don't like this one from iPhone, just my opinion. I speak for myself not everybody.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:57

31. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


theres no difference between me and you... there is NO comment from me bashing any product on here... only expressing what I like and commenting to people who seem to contradict themselves. (not saying that you are... but i respect that you answered me and i understand why you do what you do)

+1 man.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:21 5

3. hateftotti (Posts: 202; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I will be wondered if anybody goes for these 2 iCraps.
Other companies offers tons of new feature but apple products are still the same

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:24 2

8. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


These phones will beat the sales of all HTC, Sony, & LG phones...combined.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:24

6. improv (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


It's only $100 cheaper for a 5C on-contract AND off-contract... kind of a let-down

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:28

9. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are now the same model!!!

Hence, purchase and unlocked model Model A1533 (5S) ... and you can now change between carriers.

This is HUGE!

(Sprint still has a separate model number).

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:37

20. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I was wrong ... there is a 1533 GSM and a 1533 CDMA.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:30 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hate I can't get a 128, will be getting the gold 64. Good work Cook.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:33 1

13. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i thought about you when i seen the price chart bro. nevertheless the did a great job with the 5S enjoy it man... i'll wait for the 6.

i'm more interested in iOS 7 the iPad 5 and Mavericks for MacOS

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 19:50

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22058; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


AT&T told me I have to pay full price, so I may wait a bit, or check Craigslist. Even if I sell my 64 gig ip5 for $420, I'm still adding $500. If the new burst mode comes to the 5, I'm waiting too.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:00 1

32. quakan (Posts: 1381; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I think the gold looks best but it just feels feminine to me. The black 5S looks the worst, but I guess having a \"space gray\" aluminum color eliminates the scuffgate that the black 5 had. I\'ll probably end up going for the white/silver.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 17:01

42. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I agree. I liked the gold, but it was just too feminine looking on the back.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:33

14. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Fingerprint unlock idea is good, execution however may be problematic in actual use. Say you need your right index finger for touch unlock, but how often do you find it too greasy/dirty/holding a bag/whatever so you use a different hand, finger or your thumbnail or gloves to unlock the device, I do and quite often. To always have a clean right index finger available to unlock your device when an unlock pattern should do the trick with many other ways is just too much pain.

It's a gimmick like some of these S-features on Samsngs.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:36

17. jaxson983 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


Its something they copied from Motorola, they had that feature 2 or 3 years ago the Atrix I believe.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 13:47

25. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


i'm not sure how accurate that fingerprint scanner way back. and it didn't really took off did it? the key for apple is accuracy and how they do it better, if not then it's a flop

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