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post #41 of 78

That looks like the "graphite" one.

Supposedly with black glass inserts. 

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I would too ... but on the other hand they are releasing an OS called "Mavericks" with a giant fake green-blue surfer wave as the backdrop, so "classy" has apparently already left the building. 1smile.gif
Because faux leather, green felt and linen was classy?
post #43 of 78
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Beautiful!

I agree, it's beautiful. It's not for me, though. And call me sexist, but I have an easier time seeing this phone appealing to women far more than to men.

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post #44 of 78
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Sorry, I thought every iPhone to date has been either white or black. I was considering mindspace and visibility on the street, not ancient CRT iMacs sat on desks and iPod Nanos tucked away in coat pockets. Apple will have to do a heck of a lot of advertising to drag the fun/colourful smartphone perception away from Nokia - especially at the lower end of the pre-pay (off contract) market, which I doubt the slightly lower cost iPhone will reach.
Hmm...somehow I'm not worried about new iPhones being mistaken for Nokias. Plus the 5th gen iPod touches came in colors. Unless those are tucked away in coat pockets too?
post #45 of 78
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Am I the only one who actually prefers the look of the white 5C over either of the aluminum bodies?

 

I wouldn't buy the 5C in any of those horrid muted colors we've seen in supposed leaks, but I really like the white. I like it enough that if it isn't crippled too badly I'd rather have that than the 5S.

 

The 5C won't be any worse in function than the current 5. 

 

Apple hasn't crippled any of their products since Jobs came back. While they may not goose it up past the current 5 specs, they won't give us anything less than that. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the new Champaign colored iPhone will only be available at high-end jewelry stores and Apple own stores. Such a move will restrict the iPhone just enough that it will develop a higher level of cachét and prepare the way for next year's iWatch introduction.

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post #46 of 78
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I figured it would be the same color as the back, i.e. champagne/gold.

Hmmm, I would bet that Apple would want a logo that was easily set apart visually from the rest of the back panel. A logo of the same color as the back panel would hardly be visible.

 

Apple and Apple customers want to clearly see that logo. That may be the reason for using a high-contrast  on the back of the proposed iPhone Color.

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post #47 of 78
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The 5C won't be any worse in function than the current 5. 

 

Apple hasn't crippled any of their products since Jobs came back. While they may not goose it up past the current 5 specs, they won't give us anything less than that. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the new Champaign colored iPhone will only be available at high-end jewelry stores and Apple own stores. Such a move will restrict the iPhone just enough that it will develop a higher level of cachét and prepare the way for next year's iWatch introduction.

I seriously doubt they would restrict a gold iPhone to retail and high end jewelry stores. Apple is in the business of moving product. If people want to buy them, they won't make it harder to get them.

 

Having said that, I think it would be wise to sell the color iPhone only through the Apple online and b&m retail stores. That is, if they really are concerned about moving more of their own phones.

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post #48 of 78
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Spoilt brat, go work in a factory for living for a while and wait until we comment on your hands.
Ever heard if the phrase "Don't bite the hands that feed you!"?
Why do you think you can afford a cheap iPhone? Because there are "dirty, ugly hands" working and assembling them for you. Show some humility and gratitude you bastard!

Dude, chill!

 

I would have preferred a woman's hand with nail polish....

post #49 of 78
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Originally Posted by Richard Getz View Post

 

You have talked to pretty much everyone outside the U.S.A? 

 

Most of them yes.  There's a guy in Finland who won't answer his phone, but everyone else seems to be in agreement. 

post #50 of 78
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I'm sure this has been said on one of the many related threads but thank god they're doubling down on secrecy.

Only if it's true. Repeating a rumor many times does not make it more true. Posting many photos and videos of the same (possibly fake) parts does not make it any more real. Remember this from two years ago--> http://appleinsider.com/articles/11/10/14/case_makers_gambled_and_lost_on_teardrop_iphone_5_design
The rumor mill was steadily circle jerking around some alleged "iPhone 5" specs. A phone with that name would arrive later, but not with that design. So I don't believe anything until Phil Schiller unveils it on stage.

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post #51 of 78
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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

Given Apple's history, I'd be shocked if they release an ugly phone.

iphone2g.jpg

Well it sure ain't purdy...

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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post
Well it sure ain't purdy...

 

The first-gen is effing gorgeous. Last I heard, it was still Jony's favorite design.

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post #53 of 78
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If gold is bling or tasteful is not a matter of color but of context. If you have a simple navy blue leather phone case case and wear a blue business suit with a brass-color belt buckle, and gold-rim eye glasses, a gold colored phone blends in.
If you sport a grin "adorned" with a gold tooth with a diamond while wearing tacky but expensive sportswear along with a Mercedes star dangling around your neck on a fat gold chain, and combine that with a golden iPhone it shows that you have way more (illegitimate ?) money than you have taste.

It's not the color, but the who and how of the context.

I really can't figure out why every reference to gaudy gold that I've read on this site has alluded to stereotypical "others". The only people wearing lots of gold are not "others". Some are regular people, who, you know, like gold. Your comment makes you seem really out-of-touch.

 

This has nothing to do with "other" but with sense of style. In some contexts gold is appropriate, in others it's plain gaudy. To illustrate that point, I took two extremes, because I didn't feel like I'd want to discuss the matter whether or not PH is a gaudy slut, or a classy bitch; or some such discussion.

The point is simple: in some contexts gold-tone metal is simply a matter of color-coordinating accessories, and gold can just as subduedly blend in as black or silver in such a context. In another context it's simply a show-off color that's supposed to signal money, and that's tacky, no matter who does it and whether or not that person has money or not, or whether that money is legitimate or not. Nonethless, the nouveau riche have a dendency to have money (of either kind) and no taste (of any sort). To notice that doesn't make me out of touch, but observant, albeit not politically correct, but to be that was never my goal in the first place.

post #54 of 78
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iphone2g.jpg

Well it sure ain't purdy...

 

I may be representing a minority here, but I liked this design a lot. Actually the iPhone 1 and 4/4S are still my favourites. The 3G/3GS were the ones I liked least (by far), but even those were not "ugly", just too much plastic. (The 5 looks great, but that screen size does nothing for me.)

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The first-gen is effing gorgeous. Last I heard, it was still Jony's favorite design.
When did he say that?
post #56 of 78
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The 5C won't be any worse in function than the current 5. 

Apple hasn't crippled any of their products since Jobs came back. While they may not goose it up past the current 5 specs, they won't give us anything less than that. 

I wouldn't be surprised if the new Champaign colored iPhone will only be available at high-end jewelry stores and Apple own stores. Such a move will restrict the iPhone just enough that it will develop a higher level of cachét and prepare the way for next year's iWatch introduction.
When has Apple ever sold iPhones in jewelry stores? And since the phone isn't actually gold, why would that even make sense? Apple wants to sell as many iPhones as possible. How does restricting availability do that?
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I'm sure you won't be forced to buy it. I doubt Apple would be stupid enough to replace the white/sliver model with champagne. It will be another color option (like the rumored gunmetal color).

Is this really possible? I absolutely love this more than the black/white!

post #58 of 78
Too bad still 4" 1frown.gif but I'd rather compromise on screen size than move away from iOS.

I'd take a plastic one over aluminum if it had the same specs.

Someone needs to go to tip top nails & get some cuticle work done.
post #59 of 78
Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post
When did he say that?

 

Oh, it was several years ago, but not more than two. He may very well like the 5 better now. I'll never be able to find it again… 1frown.gif

 

Originally Posted by blueeddie View Post
Is this really possible? I absolutely love this more than the black/white!

 

 

I sure hope this is real, because it's frigging gorgeous. It's what the black iPhone 5 should have been.

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post #60 of 78
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The silver Apple logo on the champagne iPhone looks off. It won't ship with a silver Apple logo. It makes no sense.

Why wouldn't that make sense, especially if it has a white front panel? Would you expect a black logo, or a white one? I think the high end fives are getting the silver logos to complement the chamfered edges. Makes sense to me.

 

bi-color (gold-silver) is an old fashion style, so silver&gold work together. Similarly matte and glossy gold would work really well. White and gold usually is only found on X-mas ornaments and "worship style" music equipment, unless one's talking about a white fashion item with gold accents.

It looks rather random to have these white glass bars top and bottom. A matte gold body with a glossy gold Apple logo and glossy gold glass tops and bottoms would seem to be more congruent, along e.g. with a navy-blue/black front glass face.

A mixture of white (glass), gold (back), silver (edges/logo), black (screen/logo), seems a bit too mixed up for my taste, and makes the device look busy and cluttered.

But we'll see what the actual device looks like, if there's a gold phone at all. It's very cheap to make a few anodized prototypes to put the rumor mills on the wrong track and/or to test consumer reactions.

post #61 of 78

http://sonnydickson.com/2013/08/26/behold-first-part-leaks-grey-graphite-iphone-5s/

these photos... seems like it has a plastic matte top just like the iMac's backplate. 

post #62 of 78
Again: why there is never a picture of the front? I really want to see home button
post #63 of 78
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Spoilt brat, go work in a factory for living for a while and wait until we comment on your hands.
Ever heard if the phrase "Don't bite the hands that feed you!"?
Why do you think you can afford a cheap iPhone? Because there are "dirty, ugly hands" working and assembling them for you. Show some humility and gratitude you bastard!

Dude, chill!

 

I would have preferred a woman's hand with nail polish....

 

There's a difference between a factory worker being complicit in leaking a picture to satisfy the global curiosity and rumor mill while padding the meager income a bit, and a polished press photo released by a PR firm. It's a tad unrealistic to see a manicured hand model showing up at a Foxconn plant to shoot leaked iPhone images...

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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post

iphone2g.jpg

Well it sure ain't purdy...

 

I may be representing a minority here, but I liked this design a lot. Actually the iPhone 1 and 4/4S are still my favourites. The 3G/3GS were the ones I liked least (by far), but even those were not "ugly", just too much plastic. (The 5 looks great, but that screen size does nothing for me.)

 

1st Gen was nice, except for that black antenna bar at the bottom. I wish they could have integrated that into the frame, front glass and/or a plastic Apple logo and kept the rest of the back all aluminum.

4/4s are the best. Don't like the aluminum frame in the 5: aluminum is too soft. I managed to ding the stainless steel frame of the 4 by dropping it by accident, don't want to know how the aluminum would have fared greeting the pavement.

Also, the aspect ratio of the 4/4s is more harmonious, but it makes sense to have the 5 form factor, simply because there's too much movie, video and TV content in a 16:9 aspect ratio, and on a screen the size of the 4/4s/5 you don't want to lose precious screen space to letterboxing.

So the 5 is a good compromize in maximizing the screen size while retaining one-hand operation and adapting to common media formats.

It's always a give and take when it comes to engineering. 

post #65 of 78
Im loving the gold on white....and normally I dont even like gold but I hate black.
post #66 of 78
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Is this really possible? I absolutely love this more than the black/white!

 

Oh. Your. God.

 

Yes! I want THAT!

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Again: why there is never a picture of the front? I really want to see home button

 

 

 

Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis? There's all kinds of pictures of the front.

 

This one, to me, looks like a convex sapphire button with a sensor in the middle. I could be wrong, though.

post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post

iphone2g.jpg

Well it sure ain't purdy...

 

iPhone 1 was REVOLUTIONARY at it's time. 

 

Remember all that was out were Crackberrys and Windows Phones?

 

In comparison the iPhone looked like nothing else, and in my opinion STILL LOOKS GREAT.

 

The ugliest iPhone?

 

The White iPhone 3GS.

 

The White plastic with the black glass front looked so tacky to me.

 

I'm hoping the 5C looks better though.

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The leak below from last week showed a logo that looked black.

gold_iphone2.jpg

 

The logo is just a mirrored surface. It will appear light or dark depending on how the photo is composed.

post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post

iphone2g.jpg

Well it sure ain't purdy...

 

 

Stirring up more shit I see.

 

It sure ain't 'purdy' Hentaiboy, it is freakin' gorgeous. It looks better than any other phone from that year, or the subsequent 2 years.

post #71 of 78
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Too bad still 4" 1frown.gif but I'd rather compromise on screen size than move away from iOS.

I agree. I really hope they make a 3.5" with the latest internals; the 4" screen doesn't do much for me, except for the occasional game, but that's not something I do daily.

To be accurate; it's actually the size of th phone, not the display, that I'd like to see smaller. Some jeans the phone gets stuck a little because it drops sideways, which wasn't a problem with the 2nd & rd Gen.
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post #72 of 78
Looks VERY MUCH like a poorly executed color correction. Note the red 'reflecting' in the rim and logo, and the greenish tinge in the shadow of the slate iPhone on the 'gold' one (around the 57" mark)
post #73 of 78
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Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis? There's all kinds of pictures of the front.

This one, to me, looks like a convex sapphire button with a sensor in the middle. I could be wrong, though.
Look closely it's just an empty shell, button is missing
post #74 of 78
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Originally Posted by nkalu View Post

Beautiful!

Really? You know it's the same phone you already have, right? And the plastic one it might be functional and usefull, but beautiful? Come on!

post #75 of 78
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

 

Most of them yes.  There's a guy in Finland who won't answer his phone, but everyone else seems to be in agreement. 

 

You think Finland is in the U.S.? Perhaps that's your problem. 

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Originally Posted by Richard Getz View Post

 

You think Finland is in the U.S.? Perhaps that's your problem. 

 

Huh? You said OUTSIDE the U.S.A. One of you is confused, but it ain't Gazoobee.

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the plastic one it might be functional and usefull, but beautiful? Come on!

 

I guess beauty is in the phone of the beholder, but I really like the plastic one. In white, anyway. I think the colors we've seen are repellant.

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Huh? You said OUTSIDE the U.S.A. One of you is confused, but it ain't Gazoobee.

 

Yeah, that we me confused.... carry on lol 

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