Oh, no, LAST YEARS TECH!! How will his wife ever survive? Seriously, some of you need to step out of your bubble. My dad is still happily on his iPhone 4, and I'd probably get him a 5C over a 5S, simply because he will not use touch ID, and the 5C is less fragile and does not need to be used with a case. Yes, you have a point about resale value, but not EVERY busying decision needs to be based on that, and the 5C, like all Apple products, will retain its value just fine.