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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:13 pm

slappybrown wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:how/why is it so much cheaper?

Cheap plastic instead of fancy glass for one. Maybe they skimp on other components, speaker, etc. The specs (processing, etc) are what is near identical.


I didn't think the display was plastic. I thought it was the housing/case.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby slappybrown on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:55 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:how/why is it so much cheaper?

Cheap plastic instead of fancy glass for one. Maybe they skimp on other components, speaker, etc. The specs (processing, etc) are what is near identical.


I didn't think the display was plastic. I thought it was the housing/case.

Right, but the housing of current iPhones are all glass no? You cut out say 60% of the total glass used and leave only the screen and you save some bucks in production.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:06 pm

Pretty certain the back of the 5 is brushed aluminum
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby slappybrown on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:23 pm

mac5155 wrote:Pretty certain the back of the 5 is brushed aluminum

Imagine plastic is cheaper than brushed aluminum as well (I am a lowly peon with a 4)
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:11 pm

slappybrown wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Pretty certain the back of the 5 is brushed aluminum

(I am a lowly peon

Wat
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby DelPen on Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:47 am

4 and 4S use surplus processors and other internals that are cheap right now, they also don't have all the radios the 5 and now the 5S and 5C have. It's actually best to buy a Verizon 5S/C because it is fully unlocked to also work with T-Mobile and AT&T even on their LTE networks but you can't activate one from them on Verizon.

5C is the 5 in plastic so it's cheaper too.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:57 am

DelPen wrote:5C is the 5 in plastic so it's cheaper too.


This is what I was trying to confirm. Thats what I want, just wanted to make sure it wasn't a downgrade. I'm going to have to get a new phone no matter what and thats what i'm planning to get.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby no name on Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:29 am

My wife really wants the old 5 and not the 5c. She thinks the plastic is not a quality product. Actually iphone had no choice to come out with a $99 smartphone, the othe companies passed them by when all their phones were at the least $200.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby slappybrown on Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:53 am

mac5155 wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Pretty certain the back of the 5 is brushed aluminum

(I am a lowly peon

Wat

I was saying I didn't know the 5 was also made of a aluminum because I still have a 4.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby DelPen on Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:39 am

Idoit40fans wrote:
DelPen wrote:5C is the 5 in plastic so it's cheaper too.


This is what I was trying to confirm. Thats what I want, just wanted to make sure it wasn't a downgrade. I'm going to have to get a new phone no matter what and thats what i'm planning to get.


http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6452_7-576 ... -compared/

Looks like the put a better battery in and it weighs a bit more but the main chip, cameras and display are identical between to two.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby viva la ben on Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:22 am

Ios 7 should be available ~1:00pm EST today.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:07 pm

Idoit40fans, VerizonWireless.com is showing the "old" 5 online in white only for $99. FYI.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:08 pm

I am not crazy about the colors for the 5C. How bad would it be to get the yellow phone with the black case and shoot for a Pittsburgh theme?

Too gay? (not that there's anything wrong with that.)
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby columbia on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:16 pm

Too yinzer.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby no name on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:20 pm

blackjack68 wrote:Idoit40fans, VerizonWireless.com is showing the "old" 5 online in white only for $99. FYI.


Thanks for the info, wife wants this but not sure if she wants it in black or white.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:46 pm

no name wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:Idoit40fans, VerizonWireless.com is showing the "old" 5 online in white only for $99. FYI.


Thanks for the info, wife wants this but not sure if she wants it in black or white.


I'm wondering if they'll pull it on Friday morning when the 5C and 5S go on sale.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:51 pm

i am going to wait on ios7 as with every new iteration of the ios it crashes everyone's phone til the new patch comes out
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Pretty fair article in the NY Times about the new phones.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/techn ... .html?_r=0
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby columbia on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:05 pm

Death to textures: iOS 6 and iOS 7 compared in pictures
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/de ... -pictures/
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:15 pm

columbia wrote:Death to textures: iOS 6 and iOS 7 compared in pictures
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/de ... -pictures/



I'm OK with the majority of those changes. Sure I prefer the look of iOS6, but if iOS7 works faster and more efficiently with flattened icons, I'm good with that.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:19 pm

blackjack68 wrote:Idoit40fans, VerizonWireless.com is showing the "old" 5 online in white only for $99. FYI.


Sadly I have to wait to upgrade. I wish I could move on that right now.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby nocera on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:25 pm

viva la ben wrote:Ios 7 should be available ~1:00pm EST today.


Installing now. As always, the "preparing to update" stage is taking forever.
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby DelPen on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:09 pm

took about an hour on my iPad 3, iPhone 4S 40 minutes in and just begun the last stage
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby nocera on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:11 pm

I'm running it now. The animations need to be scaled back. It sounds nitpicky, but i hate that slight delay when launching or closing an app. Other than that, it looks great. Love the control center and the music app is much improved. Now to fix that podcasts app...
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Re: iPhone 5S and 5C

Postby DelPen on Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:49 pm

Meh, it looks nice but nit enough to keep me from looking at a Galaxy, Note or even a windows 8 phone potentially.
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