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post #41 of 217
Maybe the packaging and/or the phone is bio plastic?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioplastic
post #42 of 217
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Originally Posted by allenbf View Post

I'm all for the iPhone lite, but I don't believe this one. Plastic packaging? No. One thing I like about Apple is their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint. This doesn't do that.

Have they ever packaged using plastic?

All the iPods are in plastic. But it is clear with a paper liner not this thin cheap looking plastic

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post #43 of 217
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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

I guess it's how you define what an iPhone 5 is. To me an iPhone 5 is aluminum and glass, not plastic.

I don't see how this is a subjective thing?

The iPhone consists of core components: Display, CPU, Graphics, Battery, Camera. Then, most importantly software & performance.

Whether it is wrapped in aluminum & glass, or unibody ploy carbonate & glass, it will have the same features, same ability, same performance level, same software experience.

Therefor, it is still an iPhone 5. The aluminum has nothing to do with it

And depending on your take on the iPhone 5, the 5C may outclass the 5S based on what you want out of your next iPhone. I'm more than happy with the 5's performance...but I am not happy with the exposed raw metal in several spots from a handful of light bumps it endured (forcing me to use a clunky case).
post #44 of 217
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Originally Posted by Andysol View Post

Rogi- at this point, I'd almost say its a certainty.

It will be a certainty when Tim Cook announces it.

Right now it is rumor. Clever rumor but still rumor.

Keep in mind that if these are real someone probably just violated their contract with Apple and lost themselves a lot of business. Also 'teardrop iPhone'

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post #45 of 217
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

What a bizarre and unfortunate choice of a name if true. 1confused.gif

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Or rather, brilliant?

iPhone 5C stands for Color. It is a big deal to have colored iPhones like this for the first time.

It also subtly stands for Cheap, which relatively speaking (relative to 5S) it will be.

It is positively brilliant, and there really is no other take on that.
post #46 of 217
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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post

It will be a certainty when Tim Cook announces it.

Right now it is rumor. Clever rumor but still rumor.

Keep in mind that if these are real someone probably just violated their contract with Apple and lost themselves a lot of business. Also 'teardrop iPhone'

Anyone that has closely followed Apple rumors/leaks over the last decade knows with certainty that this one is locked up.

This one is as certain as, "iOS 7 will feature a major design overhaul by Jony Ive"
post #47 of 217
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

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Is this the iPhone 5C Packaging?
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It seems like a bit of a bizarre shape for Apple packaging also.  For instance if the phone is displayed inside the same way as they do with everything else, it will lay in the top, so even if they have a (transparent plastic?) top, it will be hard to see any of the colour which is the main eye-catching feature of the product.  Unless they are going to make these in various colours to match the phones.  

 

Also the bottom is rounded on the inside as well as the outside so the usual cardboard insert that holds the charger and so forth underneath the phone will have to be curved.  Not saying it's impossible, just weird. The iPhone packaging up until now has been a plain card oars box, but here they are switching to an all plastic, all curved design which seems on the face of it to be less environmental, more expensive, harder to make, and perhaps shows off the product less.  

post #48 of 217
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Or rather, brilliant?

iPhone 5C stands for Color. It is a big deal to have colored iPhones like this for the first time.

It also subtly stands for Cheap, which relatively speaking (relative to 5S) it will be.

It is positively brilliant, and there really is no other take on that.

 

The more I think of it, I think it refers to ... "colour" "curved" "cheap" "China" "cool" and probably others as well, all in one.  

 

They could even make a cool advert with the "c words."  You know the typical, "people chucking it about and saying the words" sort of thing. 

 

If it's the real deal though, I still think it would have made more sense to come out with "iPhone 6" and "iPhone 6c" rather than "iPhone 5s and "iPhone 5c" because the 5s will look and sound boring in comparison. 


Edited by Gazoobee - 7/28/13 at 7:59am
post #49 of 217
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So this is iPod Touch replacement, or this year new iPod Touch will be even cheaper. hmm...
no because the iphone will be made of plastic and the iPod Touch is made of aluminum.
post #50 of 217

c for china

 

i like iPhone V for value and 5

post #51 of 217
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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post

Also 'teardrop iPhone'

Looking at all the "leaks" over the past months I keep thinking about the teardrop iPhone fiasco.

Although I'm convinced Apple will release a cheaper iPhone of sorts I have a suspicion this isn't it.

Could this be a controlled leak from Apple to act as a red herring from the 5S/6?

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Or rather, brilliant?

5C is not brilliant at all.

It should simply be called the iPhone Color.

Honestly for me C = Cheap which should be what Apple DOES NOT want. And what does this phone have to do with the now old iPhone 5? Why is 5 in the name?

I'm hoping this is all fake because its more asinine than the plastic phones themselves are.
post #52 of 217

Why does iPhone 5C have to be the low cost version? Maybe it is just the new name for the iPhone 5S.

post #53 of 217

You sure it's not a Samsung phone?

post #54 of 217

If this is true, RIP Steve's Apple.

post #55 of 217

This must be fake, and if not I hope it is. Those colours are too washed-out and insipid to match Apple's vision of a quality device. And the green is nearly identical to the yellow.

post #56 of 217

That naming seems plausible but I prefer naming it iPhone Lite and iPhone Pro or simply iPhone and iPhone Pro.

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If this is true, RIP Steve's Apple.

 

This post makes me wish we had a "thumbs down" button as well as the "thumbs up" one.  

 

Come to think of it, why don't we have such a button? It would probably cut down on a lot of the short, "your post is shit," and "f*ck off" kind of replies.  

post #58 of 217
Sorry I don't see anything brilliant about iPhone 5C. And how would Apple sell it? We took your beautiful aluminum and glass iPhone 5 with diamond cut chamfered edges and replaced it with colored plastic? That's not brilliant it's stupid. Especially considering no one is expecting this cheaper iPhone to actually be cheap price wise.
post #59 of 217
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That naming seems plausible but I prefer naming it iPhone Lite and iPhone Pro or simply iPhone and iPhone Pro.
Or how about iPhone and iPhone color? What would make the other one a "pro" phone anyway? I get why Apple uses the "pro" naming for computers that professionals use. But an iPhone that just has better internals and a nicer chassis doesn't scream "pro" to me.
post #60 of 217
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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

Sorry I don't see anything brilliant about iPhone 5C. And how would Apple sell it? We took your beautiful aluminum and glass iPhone 5 with diamond cut chamfered edges and replaced it with colored plastic? That's not brilliant it's stupid. Especially considering no one is expecting this cheaper iPhone to actually be cheap price wise.

Well it'll at least be the same price as the equally tacky Nokia Lumia...
post #61 of 217
I seriously doubt Apple would name any of their products with an implication that they are cheap. The hysteria over the iPad name subsided, but this 5c name goes in the same bin as the iPad Maxi rumors.

Like another suggested, I could see Apple dropping the numbering convention for just the 'iPhone' and 'iPhone Lite (or color)'. However, the 'lite' name would imply the internals are less than that of the high end iPhone. Perhaps they will be, but I haven't seen any rumors differentiating their specs all that much if at all. I could see Apple introducing the 'lite' line with specs on par with the high end and then dropping them down in subsequent years by using the lasts year's internals in the plastic casing. But that would mean next year's 'lite' line wouldn't change. So I don't really know what to make of it at all.

One final argument against the 'color' naming scheme is that it would imply the 5c displays color and the 5s does not. Anyone familiar with the old iPods would at least be reminded of this.
post #62 of 217
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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

Or how about iPhone and iPhone color? What would make the other one a "pro" phone anyway? I get why Apple uses the "pro" naming for computers that professionals use. But an iPhone that just has better internals and a nicer chassis doesn't scream "pro" to me.

Fingerprint security and NFC would make the 5S Pro. I could see a lot of business uses for that technology actually.
post #63 of 217
Interesting!!!

I can't wait for the 5s, faster, bigger screen smaller phone ( edgeless ), new features.

To me the cost is always tempered by the fact that these products are more powerful than computers a few years back.

Haters of the iphone platform are predominantly non-consumers who want things for free. Free-riders. They want it badly but don't want to pay for it and oopting for the other phone and hating themselves for doing so, but blaming apple for it.


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I understand your frustration. What I do is use a bumper and a media devil front and back wrap. The media devil one is perfect because it is super clear and the back aluminum section is matte. As for the bumper, it still keeps the phone super thin and sleek, while still maintaining protection for the front and back glass. If you had no case on the 5C- and were prone to dropping- could still break the glass- much like the 3-3GS.
post #64 of 217
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Originally Posted by Timbit View Post

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Maybe it stands for "California"

 

This is totally tasteless, so … I think you might be right.  

 

The "New" Apple has a hard-on for California ("it's the place you oughta be"), and the bad taste to shove it in everyones face, so it kind of fits.  

 

Oh well, Steve Jobs loved Leopard skin patterns and wore those horrible jeans so I suppose they have always had their little moments of tastelessness at Apple. 

post #65 of 217
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Fingerprint security and NFC would make the 5S Pro. I could see a lot of business uses for that technology actually.

 

Well they often do the unexpected, so how about the new "5s" is instead called "iPhone 6" and then this one is "iPhone 5c."  That way it's right up front that this is last years internals in this years coloured packaging, but the "5s" already sounds way cooler and newer and totally different from the other one because it's a brand new "iPhone 6."

 

Just a guess/thought. I think predictions are harder this year than ever before. 

post #66 of 217
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Originally Posted by NoTown View Post

One final argument against the 'color' naming scheme is that it would imply the 5c displays color and the 5s does not. Anyone familiar with the old iPods would at least be reminded of this.

I've thought about that but it's been a decade since the iPod Color so I don think that would be too confusing for people.

Also "Color" would be the least tarnishing moniker for this device compared to Lite, Cheap, Budget, etc.
post #67 of 217

I have a slight suspicion that this rumor is true, and the phone will be called the Iphone 5 c. But hopefully my suspicion is wrong.

post #68 of 217
I am very surprised that this and other web sites are even giving this story the light of day. Why would Apple call something with a "C" at the end? And, when have you known for the company to use cheap plastic packaging for something as important as an iPhone?
post #69 of 217
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

Just a guess/thought. I think predictions are harder this year than ever before. 

True.

Apple has done a lot of unexpected things over the past 12 months.

I'm very curious what we'll see from the iPhone event this fall...
post #70 of 217
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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post

Why would they call it iPhone 5 though? Why not just iPhone and iPhone color? But even that doesn't make much sense because then the lower tier iPhones would always be associated with colors. Unless Apple expects cheaper iPhones to always come in colors?

What about next year there is an iPhone 6C. This is probably just using the iPhone 5 internals,and so the 5 nomenclature emphasises that.
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Sorry I don't see anything brilliant about iPhone 5C. And how would Apple sell it? We took your beautiful aluminum and glass iPhone 5 with diamond cut chamfered edges and replaced it with colored plastic? That's not brilliant it's stupid. Especially considering no one is expecting this cheaper iPhone to actually be cheap price wise.

No one on here is, but there is a middle class American bias on this site. It will probably be mid-market - which would make it better than most of the competition at that price.
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post #72 of 217
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True.

Apple has done a lot of unexpected things over the past 12 months.

I'm very curious what we'll see from the iPhone event this fall...

 

Interestingly, iLounge had a rumour a while ago that matches everything we've seen in the last few weeks and even gets the name "5c" right:

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20130423230327/http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/rumors/entry/budget-iphone/

 

and even earlier:

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20130423143259/http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/new-details-on-apples-budget-iphone-5/

 

I remember both of these sounded boring or crazy at the time to me, but they match almost exactly what we are now seeing. 

post #73 of 217
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Originally Posted by blackbook View Post

Looking at all the "leaks" over the past months I keep thinking about the teardrop iPhone fiasco.

Although I'm convinced Apple will release a cheaper iPhone of sorts I have a suspicion this isn't it.

Could this be a controlled leak from Apple to act as a red herring from the 5S/6?
5C is not brilliant at all.

It should simply be called the iPhone Color.

Honestly for me C = Cheap which should be what Apple DOES NOT want. And what does this phone have to do with the now old iPhone 5? Why is 5 in the name?

I'm hoping this is all fake because its more asinine than the plastic phones themselves are.

Nobody actually believed the teardrop thing did they? There was one source, clearly a mock up. Here we have seen the packaging, the back with metal casings, the coloured backs from two or three different sources. Unless a lot of people have a lot of time on their hands, this is clearly true.

And... 5 is in the name because the internals are the same as the 5.
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Originally Posted by pmz View Post

iPhone 5C stands for Color. It is a big deal to have colored iPhones like this for the first time.

It also subtly stands for Cheap, which relatively speaking (relative to 5S) it will be.

It is positively brilliant, and there really is no other take on that.

The next two models wouldn't work though as they can't have 6C and 6 and then 6C and 6S.

I'm wondering if they'll instead go with iPhone 6 and iPhone 5C and then iPhone 7 and iPhone 6C. That way you know you're getting a variant of the old model in the cheaper model and it gets away from there being an 'S' model every year, which some people see as being an off-year.

As for the colors, I think they will look a bit nicer in person than the photos show and they'll look better on their own. I reckon they'll look a bit like the top row in the following image:



The second row shows some bolder colors. I prefer a bolder red than the pepto-bismol color but the other colors probably won't be too bad. In general, my preference is just the black/white/silver styling at the bottom. A little boring to some perhaps but I feel more neutral towards those styles. Colors can be very polarising e.g hate custard yellow or love deep red. Pretty much every Mac user has a silver and black machine and over 400 million iPhone and iPad users are happy with their black/white/silver devices.

That being said, I think the iPod Touch colors look nice. I don't feel the same about colored plastic. I think the white one looks so much better than the others and I suspect it will be the preferred option. It would be interesting to see which colors sell most but I doubt we'll ever get to know - perhaps if there are shortages of one particular color.
post #75 of 217

iPhone 5[C] and iPhone 6. Think they may want to step away from the S as the Galaxy is going up in numbered increments every year and it gives off the wrong impression. There was a decent article on here a few months back about that.

 

The 5C clearly defines that it's the old version in colours and the iPhone 6 is the main man. The people who don't want to spend more will still be getting a quality phone with a new design at a lower price point while people who want the premium status or features will still pay the same price as they currently do. Dropping the [S] can only have a positive outcome in terms of the consumer mindset.

 

C standing for cheap, who cares. S could stand for shit and they've done okay for the last 4 years with that :-S

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So this is iPod Touch replacement, or this year new iPod Touch will be even cheaper. hmm…

No, not in the slightest. The iPhone will never be an iPod touch replacement.

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No one on here is, but there is a middle class American bias on this site. It will probably be mid-market - which would make it better than most of the competition at that price.
Well if Apple has decided to go downmarket then go all the way and price it at less than $400 unlocked. If a 32GB aluminum iPod touch sells for $299 there's no reason a plastic iPhone should sell for more than $400.
post #78 of 217

nevermind.

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

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The next two models wouldn't work though as they can't have 6C and 6 and then 6C and 6S.

I'm wondering if they'll instead go with iPhone 6 and iPhone 5C and then iPhone 7 and iPhone 6C. That way you know you're getting a variant of the old model in the cheaper model and it gets away from there being an 'S' model every year, which some people see as being an off-year.

As for the colors, I think they will look a bit nicer in person than the photos show and they'll look better on their own. I reckon they'll look a bit like the top row in the following image:



The second row shows some bolder colors. I prefer a bolder red than the pepto-bismol color but the other colors probably won't be too bad. In general, my preference is just the black/white/silver styling at the bottom. A little boring to some perhaps but I feel more neutral towards those styles. Colors can be very polarising e.g hate custard yellow or love deep red. Pretty much every Mac user has a silver and black machine and over 400 million iPhone and iPad users are happy with their black/white/silver devices.

That being said, I think the iPod Touch colors look nice. I don't feel the same about colored plastic. I think the white one looks so much better than the others and I suspect it will be the preferred option. It would be interesting to see which colors sell most but I doubt we'll ever get to know - perhaps if there are shortages of one particular color.

Ooh don't like those at all. The salmon colored one looks like a pencil eraser.
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 Iphone 5 C (ooke)

 Iphone 5 C (an't wait to get one)

 Iphone 5 C (huckle at all the people who said there never would be one)

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