Please tell me what is your profession? I can't believe any artist would call the 5c color "ugly". Last year iPod, yes. The 5c, no. It's as good as it can get.TO. ADD: you don't seem to have a good taste, sorry. 5s and 5c is different. Can't compare between the two but in term of color you can say that the champagne gold raises eyebrows a bit but all plastic color of 5c is exquisite.