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What happened to these 'reported' parts to the packaging?

http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/28/rumor-photo-may-show-retail-packaging-for-apples-low-cost-iphone-5c

The packaging looks the same in both photos to me. Also, to some people saying that apple would never use that bg color, I think it would like great in a store. To see a wall of one color, then another.. It may or may not be the actual installed bg, but if so it's not hard to change the bg. I'm curious what they'll do in place of the iPhone 4, or if they'll just drop the free variant. That's probably a big question to many.
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Here's another leaked photo of an alleged 5C. Something just doesn't look quite right with these phones. The display doesn't look to be flush with the plastic, and the plastic even looks like it has a bit of a lip around the edges. And the packaging doesn't really look like packaging we've seen before from Apple. Also, I don't know if it's the lighting or what, but sometimes these shells look very light, very pastel, and then othe times (like the photos below) they look darker, brighter and more vibrant. What gives?

There's just something about this whole 5C that makes me think we're missing an important piece of the puzzle. Like this phone will actually be price cheaper than expected off contract or will only be sold in certain markets like a China. Look at any of Apple's current cheaper products (iPods, iPad mini, Mac mini, etc) and none of those products actually look cheap. I hate to say it, but this 5C does. So if these leaks aren't fake I hope the product will be priced cheap.

iphone-5c-yellow.jpg

iphone-5c-blue1.jpg
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iphone-5c-blue1.jpg

Although these coloured wallpapers would never be my choice, it surprises me how disharmonious iOS 7 appears to be with some wallpapers. The blue and pink ones in particular look terrible. The lack of shadows becomes really apparent at this stage. On iOS 6 it doesn't matter, the OS provides sufficient contrast where it matters.

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Although these coloured wallpapers would never be my choice, it surprises me how disharmonious iOS 7 appears to be with some wallpapers. The blue and pink ones in particular look terrible. The lack of shadows becomes really apparent at this stage. On iOS 6 it doesn't matter, the OS provides sufficient contrast where it matters.

These pictures also show iOS 7 with black text instead of white, even if they are just printed overlays:

http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/design/

I can't make out icon drop shadows in the photos either like you can see in the iOS 7 site.
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The packaging looks the same in both photos to me. Also, to some people saying that apple would never use that bg color, I think it would like great in a store. To see a wall of one color, then another.. It may or may not be the actual installed bg, but if so it's not hard to change the bg. I'm curious what they'll do in place of the iPhone 4, or if they'll just drop the free variant. That's probably a big question to many.

 

Ok, that was perspective error then.  I thought they were 'cups' that the phone or part of the packaging would stand up in; that is they were similar width-ways to the old inserts you had for the iPod/iPhone docking stations.

However, having looked at the later pics from the side I can see how it works.

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Apple would not use a pink background to show off their new iOS 7 icons. Fake.

Not really- the iPod Nanos do it currently- it's just for the packaging anyway:

http://www.apple.com/ipod-nano/

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Here's another leaked photo of an alleged 5C. Something just doesn't look quite right with these phones. The display doesn't look to be flush with the plastic, and the plastic even looks like it has a bit of a lip around the edges. And the packaging doesn't really look like packaging we've seen before from Apple. Also, I don't know if it's the lighting or what, but sometimes these shells look very light, very pastel, and then othe times (like the photos below) they look darker, brighter and more vibrant. What gives?

There's just something about this whole 5C that makes me think we're missing an important piece of the puzzle. Like this phone will actually be price cheaper than expected off contract or will only be sold in certain markets like a China. Look at any of Apple's current cheaper products (iPods, iPad mini, Mac mini, etc) and none of those products actually look cheap. I hate to say it, but this 5C does. So if these leaks aren't fake I hope the product will be priced cheap.

iphone-5c-yellow.jpg

iphone-5c-blue1.jpg

 

These look completely real to me and completely believable too. 

 

- the "lip" effect is an optical illusion caused by the transparent plastic holdfasts at the corners

- the packaging is very, very similar to the iPod touch packaging (so not new at all).

- the graphical, lack of shadows effect is intentional (they are selling "flat" and "simple" here after all)

- the colours change with the lighting effect, like all coloured materials, especially ... plastics. 

 

I'm thinking they will be priced lower than most people expect.  They have to be around $300 to compete for marketshare with Android, it's anyones guess whether Apple will do what it usually does and price them a bit higher than they "should" ($350-$400) or do what they do only once in a long while and price them a lot lower than expected ($200-$250).  

 

I don't think it looks "cheap" at all, it looks totally "new" instead.  And it seems unlikely they are destined for "certain markets" as the world doesn't really work like that anymore.  How could they possibly stop it being sold around the world, and for what crazy reason would they want to?  If a customer in Maine wants an iPhone 5c, why wouldn't they allow them to have one?  Makes no sense. 

 

Lots of little American girls and boys will be getting one of these for Xmas for sure.  


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The packaging looks the same in both photos to me. Also, to some people saying that apple would never use that bg color, I think it would like great in a store. To see a wall of one color, then another..

Except Apple doesn't out their high price, thus highly theft tempting, products on the floor. The article is dead off on that notion.

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Apple would not use a pink background to show off their new iOS 7 icons. Fake.

Why wouldn't they?

How about these for thoughts. It's just a printed bit of plastic so it might just be showing the color of the phone to make it easier for resale.

I'm pretty sure that Apple will have left in the option to change the background.

 

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Three things make me think these pictures are fake:
- the phones are on while packed.
- the phones are pink, while the more credible pictures always show white, red, blue, yellow, and green.

Facepalm!

They aren't on, it's just a cover to show what it'd look like.

They are doing a gold iPhone 5S to sell well in China and the Middle East, they'd be mad not to do a pink one to sell well to women/girls.

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There's just something about this whole 5C that makes me think we're missing an important piece of the puzzle. Like this phone will actually be price cheaper than expected off contract or will only be sold in certain markets like a China.

I don't see Apple doing this much just to have a cheap phone for one or two markets.

If they are making this phone it is more likely to replace the 30pin sporting 4S. Have this and the full 5s as the options. Using 'fun' colors and a tougher shell make it hopefully more appealing to kids and teens, and more durable.

It could be sporting a mix of iPhone 4S and 5 bits perhaps with smaller size choices. Like say this is 8 and 16 and the 'full' iPhone is 32 and 64. Scaled so the 32 is the $199 price.

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Although these coloured wallpapers would never be my choice, it surprises me how disharmonious iOS 7 appears to be with some wallpapers. The blue and pink ones in particular look terrible. The lack of shadows becomes really apparent at this stage. On iOS 6 it doesn't matter, the OS provides sufficient contrast where it matters.

These are shipping plastic stickers. They don't 100% reflect iOS. Why bother for something is about to be ripped off and trashed.

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The more I think about this the more I come to the conclusion that the 4/4S cannibalized the 5 more than Apple was expecting or wanted. So they're not going to make that mistake again. The flagship model will be the premium device. It will look and feel that way and will have some brand new features that the low cost model doesn't get. People who aren't as price sensitive can more easily be upsold to the flagship phone. And the design of the lower cost phone will make it cheaper to manufacture so Apple can reach a price point that will make it worth while in the markets they will be pushing this hard in, like China. What will be interesting is to see how hard Apple pushes the 5C in North America.
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Why wouldn't they?
How about these for thoughts. It's just a printed bit of plastic so it might just be showing the color of the phone to make it easier for resale.
I'm pretty sure that Apple will have left in the option to change the background.

Facepalm!
They aren't on, it's just a cover to show what it'd look like.
They are doing a gold iPhone 5S to sell well in China and the Middle East, they'd be mad not to do a pink one to sell well to women/girls.
Why do people keep saying Apple is doing a gold phone to pander to China? Especially when these low cost colored plastic phones are supposedly geared towards China?

First of all the phone isn't going to be real gold. It will be a champagne colored anodized aluminum. It seems more likely that Apple wanted to introduce another color or two to the flagship model and since the low cost phone is also going colored, Apple decided to keep the flagship model in metallic tones and not use bright colors like the low end phone is getting. I highly doubt they chose this color to pander to a specific region or race. Besides apparently one of the most popular after market color options for the 5 is gold, so this champagne colored phone may end up being really popular in North America and Europe.
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These look completely real to me and completely believable too. 

 

- the "lip" effect is an optical illusion caused by the transparent plastic holdfasts at the corners

- the packaging is very, very similar to the iPod touch packaging (so not new at all).

- the graphical, lack of shadows effect is intentional (they are selling "flat" and "simple" here after all)

- the colours change with the lighting effect, like all coloured materials, especially ... plastics. 

 

I'm thinking they will be priced lower than most people expect.  They have to be around $300 to compete for marketshare with Android, it's anyones guess whether Apple will do what it usually does and price them a bit higher than they "should" ($350-$400) or do what they do only once in a long while and price them a lot lower than expected ($200-$250).  

 

I don't think it looks "cheap" at all, it looks totally "new" instead.  And it seems unlikely they are destined for "certain markets" as the world doesn't really work like that anymore.  How could they possibly stop it being sold around the world, and for what crazy reason would they want to?  If a customer in Maine wants an iPhone 5c, why wouldn't they allow them to have one?  Makes no sense. 

 

Lots of little American girls and boys will be getting one of these for Xmas for sure.  

 

Agreed. The 5C looks better than I thought it would. Not my personal cup of tea, but still better than the Lumia and most candy-colored Androids.

 

As far as price, I find it interesting that these phones come with the tool to unlock the SIM card. Currently only unlocked iPhones come with that tool, so I'm guessing Apple expects to sell a lot of these 5Cs unlocked. That being the case under $400 is definitely where the price would need to be for the majority of these to sell unlocked.

 

I'm thinking $350 for the entry level 8GB model/s

 

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These pictures also show iOS 7 with black text instead of white, even if they are just printed overlays:

http://www.apple.com/ios/ios7/design/

I can't make out icon drop shadows in the photos either like you can see in the iOS 7 site.

 

Looks like some of the icons were redone slightly as well. I'm thinking this leak is legit though.

 

The font color changes depending on the background so that makes sense.

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The more I think about this the more I come to the conclusion that the 4/4S cannibalized the 5 more than Apple was expecting or wanted. So they're not going to make that mistake again. The flagship model will be the premium device. It will look and feel that way and will have some brand new features that the low cost model doesn't get. People who aren't as price sensitive can more easily be upsold to the flagship phone. And the design of the lower cost phone will make it cheaper to manufacture so Apple can reach a price point that will make it worth while in the markets they will be pushing this hard in, like China. What will be interesting is to see how hard Apple pushes the 5C in North America.

 

I think the 5C will be marketed just like the iPods.

 

It's interesting that there will probably not be any new iPods this year, so maybe Apple plans to use the 5C as it's fun youth driven market product for the holiday shopping season.

 

The 5C will presumably be cheap enough to be bought out right as a gift (under $400), and it'll sport the fun and new iOS 7 right out of the box. Sounds like the perfect gift, and maybe Apple will throw in some surprise parental control features for it as well?

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Why do people keep saying Apple is doing a gold phone to pander to China? Especially when these low cost colored plastic phones are supposedly geared towards China?

First of all the phone isn't going to be real gold. It will be a champagne colored anodized aluminum. It seems more likely that Apple wanted to introduce another color or two to the flagship model and since the low cost phone is also going colored, Apple decided to keep the flagship model in metallic tones and not use bright colors like the low end phone is getting. I highly doubt they chose this color to pander to a specific region or race. Besides apparently one of the most popular after market color options for the 5 is gold, so this champagne colored phone may end up being really popular in North America and Europe.

 

I forecast that the Champagne (if not the graphite model) will be the most popular color for 5S in North America as well. People will want their all new iPhone 5S to stand out from all of iPhone 5s out there, so they will probably opt for the new color/colors rather than last years Slate and Silver models.

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First let me say you've got a systemic problem with your new logon process.  I was going to post a brief amused message in passing so I created an account, it took me to who knows where, my dyslexic mind took another twenty minutes to get back here......................................

 

So, all I wanted to mention is, it's amazing how fast the whole discussion degenerated into a conversation about Color, and Ping on top of that

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These are shipping plastic stickers. They don't 100% reflect iOS. Why bother for something is about to be ripped off and trashed.

If Apple didn't bother about it, they would've just used cardboard packaging as it did with the iPhone 5. Clearly, Apple wants to show off the product, so the way in which it is presented does matter. Why then use images that don't accurately depict what will be on the screen? It is this attention for detail that Apple used to be renowned for.

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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post
The display doesn't look to be flush with the plastic, and the plastic even looks like it has a bit of a lip around the edges.

 

Yep, sounds about right. 


And the packaging doesn't really look like packaging we've seen before from Apple.

 

It looks just like the packaging we've seen for years.

 

There's just something about this whole 5C that makes me think we're missing an important piece of the puzzle. Like this phone will actually be price cheaper than expected off contract or will only be sold in certain markets like a China.

 

It will HAVE to be for anyone to actually want to buy it. People are complete idiots, yeah, but even they recognize pointlessness when they see it. The 5C will have to be different from what we expect.


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Why bother for something is about to be ripped off and trashed.

 

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Sorry everyone I still don't think this looks like normal Apple packaging. Now the green phone below does, but it looks different than the other photos. Or maybe it just seems that way because of the angle of the photos.

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Sorry everyone I still don't think this looks like normal Apple packaging. Now the green phone below does, but it looks different than the other photos. Or maybe it just seems that way because of the angle of the photos.

green_iphone_5c.jpg

 

I just don't see what you're getting at.  This is identical to the others except the sticker has been taken off.  

Apple has always used such stickers for products that you can see through the box like this also, so this one would seem to be less "Apple-like" than the ones with the stickers. 

 

Edit: actually I take it back, the Apple logo is upside down on this one, so this is obviously the upper part of the box, (with the iPhone inside), laid on top of the inverted lower box, which is why it looks slightly different.  

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Lots of little American girls and boys will be getting one of these for Xmas for sure.  

Ahh...so the [C] stands for Children then 1wink.gif

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Here's another leaked photo of an alleged 5C. Something just doesn't look quite right with these phones. The display doesn't look to be flush with the plastic, and the plastic even looks like it has a bit of a lip around the edges. And the packaging doesn't really look like packaging we've seen before from Apple. Also, I don't know if it's the lighting or what, but sometimes these shells look very light, very pastel, and then othe times (like the photos below) they look darker, brighter and more vibrant. What gives?

There's just something about this whole 5C that makes me think we're missing an important piece of the puzzle. Like this phone will actually be price cheaper than expected off contract or will only be sold in certain markets like a China. Look at any of Apple's current cheaper products (iPods, iPad mini, Mac mini, etc) and none of those products actually look cheap. I hate to say it, but this 5C does. So if these leaks aren't fake I hope the product will be priced cheap.

iphone-5c-yellow.jpg

iphone-5c-blue1.jpg

 

If these are real, the (Pegatron?) factory that's leaking these photos has a really, REALLY big leak problem. I am surprised that these photos (if real), don't cause an Apple VP to fly to China and demand an internal security audit from the factory.

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I just don't see what you're getting at.  This is identical to the others except the sticker has been taken off.  

Apple has always used such stickers for products that you can see through the box like this also, so this one would seem to be less "Apple-like" than the ones with the stickers. 

 

Edit: actually I take it back, the Apple logo is upside down on this one, so this is obviously the upper part of the box, (with the iPhone inside), laid on top of the inverted lower box, which is why it looks slightly different.  

 

Actually I agree with Rogifan that the packaging shown in the original post is not in line with existing iPod touch packaging etc. The key aspect for me is that on the current iPod touch packaging the top of the transparent lid is completely flat vs. the dome style of the ones shown in the article. Also the Apple logo on the iPod touch packaging is upside down when the transparent lid is at the top. However there are a number of possibilities: - this one is a fake and has just been put in the iPod touch packaging (but based on the angle you can't see the side where it would display iPhone 5C or iPod touch etc.). - this one is real and the others are fakes. - the others are fakes based on the packaging being off the mark with the dome aspects and the apple logo not being inverted. - the others are real and they've changed the packaging to differentiate between the iPhone 5C and the iPod touch (don't want any lawsuits about people wanting to buy an iPod touch but being deceived into buying a more expensive iPhone 5C due to the same packaging! /s). I guess we will find out soon enough. Just one more point on having the plastic backs form a lip that is not flush with the screen: this would actually make sense; most back covers have this to help protect the screen from cracking should the iPhone be dropped, but the iPhone 5C is not likely to be used with a case and so any added protection would be helpful.
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Question - if these phones are packaged and ready to go, how can they ship with iOS 7?

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Question - if these phones are packaged and ready to go, how can they ship with iOS 7?

My feeling - and nobody else agrees so take this however you like - is that the 5C will ship with iOS 6 and the 5S will ship with iOS 7. The 5C buyers will get an upgrade a few weeks later.
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