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Seemingly going the extra mile to celebrate its colorful new array of lower-cost iPhones, Apple will ship the iPhone 5c with a default wallpaper that matches the color of each unit.



The new iPhone 5c, which features a seamless polycarbonate shell available in green, blue, red, yellow, and white, will ship to customers, carriers, and Apple Stores with default wallpapers and translucency hues to match the color of its exterior casing.

In both its keynote presentation and the marketing materials for the device, Apple is pushing the different color options for the 5c as a major selling point. To supplement "the most colorful iPhone yet," Apple has also come out with a range of cases in the same color options as the 5c, but the company clearly intends for users to mix and match them for novel color combinations.

Despite the clever customization, buyers of the new iPhone may want to experiment with their backgrounds at some point. The iOS 7 operating system the 5c runs was designed to create a sense of space, with a parallax feature built in that makes the Jony Ive-designed flat iconography appear to be in motion when the device is tilted.

The iPhone 5c will launch on September 20 starting at $99 for an on-contract 16GB model. A higher-end model, 32GB model will be available for $199 on subsidy, while an off-contract, unlocked version will retail for $549. The 5c will be available for pre-order starting September 13.
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Originally Posted by dillio View Post
Meh! A lower price would have made each of those colors a lot more attractive... Not sure where Apple is going with this phone, because sure as heck it does not seem to be targeted at poorer people all over the world, including the US...

 

Funny how rumor has been taken as fact, huh. "Everyone" "knew" that the iPhone 5C was going to be a cheaper alternative…

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$550 is too much for the 5C.

 

So, the 5C is $550 and the 5S is $650? I thought that the whole purpose behind the 5C was to be cheaper and more affordable for poor people. There is hardly any difference between the price of the 5C and the 5S. So, what's the point?

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The colors look great! Watch the keynote! 

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I figured the price would be 400 max- I even considered buying a green one off contract until I saw 550 price. I'll stick with my HP Pre3 thank you.
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I don't understand why some comments show up immediately and some are just hidden in the cloud.  Anyways, I don't think I am typing my comment again and will wait for the cloud to show my comment :P

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Originally Posted by dillio View Post
The more I think about it, the more the 5C is an Apple fail.

 

Think just a touch harder, then. Take the original condition as a baseline. Theoretically, we would have received the black and white 4S free, black and white 5 at $99, and black and white 5S at $199.

 

Instead we got the black and white 4S free, white, blue, yellow, pink, and green 5, with better camera, telephony, and battery at $99, and black, white, and gold 5S at $199.

 

It's an expansion on the baseline more than it is a total product line upheaval. Think of it like that.

 
And this comes from and Apple fan knee-deep in Apple's ecosystem.

 

Doesn't matter. How much of an Apple fan am I, and I'm constantly wrong about what idiotic things Apple would be doing, yeah? Whether you're a fan or not, you can be utterly incorrect about any manner of crap; you don't need to qualify it with a statement thereof.

 

If you've a reason to doubt Apple, either in rumor or in fact, state it and explain why, fearlessly, and thoroughly. Simple statements like "[product name] sucks" or "Apple was wrong to [action]" shouldn't be expected to stand unquestioned. But if you explain why you think what you think, you can be contradicted or–in some cases eventually–shown wrong.

 
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I don't understand why some comments show up immediately and some are just hidden in the cloud.  Anyways, I don't think I am typing my comment again and will wait for the cloud to show my comment :P


Huddler has an automatic filter that, if it thinks a comment or its creator is spam, will prevent said comment from appearing. Since you've managed to get one through now, you should also be able to post what you said earlier and have it show up.

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I agree with everyone. The price is a major missed opportunity from Apple.

This will be popular in the US. But overseas for prepaid markets? I doubt it.
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Impressive that they were able to do this without mention or mock of product in any sense. Though I still like this one more: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria :lol:

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The more I think about it, the more the 5C is an Apple fail. 

Um... why?

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If you want free I'm sure there is an Android handset out there waiting for you. 

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Now I understand why the borders of the buttons in the keypad are transparent circles :rolleyes:

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So, what's the point?

 

Increase Apple's margins...

 

For an investor this is good news. For consumers we're getting less of a bargain than we would normally get from Apple. I'm sure the profit margin on the 5C will be greater than the 4Ss was last year.

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$550 is too much for the 5C.

 

So, the 5C is $550 and the 5S is $650? I thought that the whole purpose behind the 5C was to be cheaper and more affordable for poor people. There is hardly any difference between the price of the 5C and the 5S. So, what's the point?

 

In fact, it isn't too much. It is the same iPhone 5, which until today costs $649 but now at $100 less, because it isn't in a premium enclosure. The new enclosure isn't cheap neither, I expect it to be very popular handling drops that otherwise could create very ugly dings in a 5/5S. I think it could be one of the most resistant smartphones out there.

 

And I want the yellow one NOW! 

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The more I think about it, the more the 5C is an Apple fail. And this comes from and Apple fan knee-deep in Apple's ecosystem.

 

You are an Apple fan that doesn't understand Apple at all.

 

Want to see your face in the Q1 '14 when the 5C will be sold at record highs.

 

It's a very hot hit just now. 

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Does some have a Samsung Copy Counter website in which we count how long it takes for them to copy Apple?

Thus, How long until Samsung's next phone has shell color-matching wallpaper.
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The colors look great! Watch the keynote! 

 

Jason Snell likes the feeling of the 5c.

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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The 5c is so expensive because it's the only model that will be available in quantity for the foreseeable future. If the price was lower, Apple's profit margin would plummet dramatically. Once 5S production has ramped, the 5c price can be lowered somewhat or incentives offered.


Edited by Cpsro - 9/10/13 at 4:50pm
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OK, if Apple would have kept the 5, and lowered the price by $100, they would not have spent all that money developing a new phone, and that's profit, while keeping a better built metal phone.

The 5 costs too much to manufacture and support at a reduced price, whereas the 5c reduces manufacturing and support costs to compensate for its lower price.


Edited by Cpsro - 9/10/13 at 4:47pm
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Originally Posted by dillio View Post

OK, if Apple would have kept the 5, and lowered the price by $100, they would not have spent all that money developing a new phone, and that's profit, while keeping a better built metal phone.

 

And somehow the iPhone 5C, designed to reach more people than the iPhone 5 would and make the same, if not more, money on every single unit… isn't profit?

 
Otherwise, why assume Apple should keep doing things as in the past? Why should they not product a more mass-appeal (pricewise) phone, instead of just doing what they've been doing? 

 

… Paying attention? They just did. iPhone 5C.

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Defend this TS

 

Shut up and go away, you useless, pathetic FUDmonger - Tallest Skil
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Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post
Defend this TS.

 

Already did. Find Marvin's post about case colors.

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I don't think the cases are as bad as some people are making them out to be.  Bright, clashing neon colors were very popular in the 80's.  Being a product of the 80's, these bring back fond memories and seem very retro to me.  I figured the cases were going to be pastel to match iOS 7, but the theme of "bright" still applies to both to tie them together.


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You are an Apple fan that doesn't understand Apple at all.

 

Want to see your face in the Q1 '14 when the 5C will be sold at record highs.

 

It's a very hot hit just now. 

 

Yes the 5C will sell well. The colours alone will assure that. But that doesn't mean they made an optimal move. It can sell at "record highs" and still be "a fail" if the alternative would have achieved a better outcome (be that market share, profit, public opinion or other strategic benefit).

 

What I, and many others, don't understand is why they invested so much into redesigning an iPhone 5 when the existing iPhone 5 would have performed admirably. The effort would have made complete sense if they pitched the 5C as a less premium version of the iPhone 5 at the same price they are currently offering the iPhone 4S. Customers would see a clear value progression from plastic (5C) to premium materials (5) to premium materials plus cutting-edge technology (5S). They would also have standardised to 4" displays and lightning connector across the entire range.

 

Ignoring subsidised US pricing (which only serves to obscure real costs) the outright cost of the iPhone 5C is AU$210  more expensive than the iPhone 4S (a 40% increase). But there is only AU$130 difference between the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S (an 18% increase).

 

Answer me this: What kind of consumer is willing to cop a 40% increase for a 4-inch display, but not half that again for cutting-edge features?

 

This was a key opportunity to hit Android hard and turn the tide of the public discussion around market/profit share. Instead Apple high-balled on price and, in doing so, emphasised their biggest weakness. If they made the iPhone 5C to maximise margin and upsell the iPhone 5S: mission accomplished. But if they made the iPhone 5C to compete with Android (or scoop up massive market share in China, as we all suspected) they may have missed the bullseye. They still hit the target, but they're not going to be splitting any arrows.

 

Who knows, maybe there is something about the 4" displays that makes them that much more expensive to manufacture? But Samsung seems to manage and Apple replaced the 3.5" touch with a 4" touch panel earlier this year with minimal effort.

 

This does position the 2014 lineup to consisting of iPhone 5C (plastic), iPhone 5S (premium materials) and iPhone 6 (likely a redesign around a larger display).

 

It also makes my decision to stick with my iPhone 4S for another 12 months that much easier.


Let's see what the iPad news brings.

 

Edit: The above was based off the pricing on the Australian Apple store, which lists prices starting from $739 (US$686) and includes 10% sales tax. The US$549 listed on the US store is massively reasonable. Apple is obviously hedging the Australian dollar will depreciate further. I sure miss our currency being at parity with the greenback :( *shakes fist at currency markets*


Edited by Dunks - 9/10/13 at 9:49pm
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If you want free I'm sure there is an Android handset out there waiting for you. 

Nope but there may soon be an Amazon phone that's free off contract lol
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Funny how rumor has been taken as fact, huh. "Everyone" "knew" that the iPhone 5C was going to be a cheaper alternative…

 

Agree. To those pundits and analysts who insisted that Apple *needed* a cheaper iPhone, Apple just gave them the middle finger today.

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I agree with everyone. The price is a major missed opportunity from Apple.

 
 

 

People said the same thing about the iPad Mini. I don't think the Mini's are struggling to gain traction in the market.

 

Like a few others have said, I guess it will be pretty subsidised on DoCoMo and China Mobile, helping it sell well in the Asian markets, in addition to the usual launch-day markets.

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People said the same thing about the iPad Mini. I don't think the Mini's are struggling to gain traction in the market.

Like a few others have said, I guess it will be pretty subsidised on DoCoMo and China Mobile, helping it sell well in the Asian markets, in addition to the usual launch-day markets.

The iPad Mini was at least a substantial enough discount from the main iPad.

The 5C is nearly the same price as the 5S with HALF as many features and a plastic body versus a chamfered metal body.

The entire exercise of the 5C will in the long run pad Apple's wallets and not give consumers a more accessible iPhone.

We don't know that China Mobile will subsidize the 5C, but if they do only a fraction of the people on their network would qualify for a subsidized phone plan.

That's a huge missed opportunity right there in my opinion.
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It's a phone that parents can buy their kids. The kids can save their pocket money and buy the hideous cases and think it looks cool (we all know that kids know nothing).

Now, where is that guy from last week who insisted that Apple would never release a coloured phone with a matching wallpaper?

The 5C will be popular, of course it will. I'm just not convinced by the colours. I was hoping for a good orange colour.
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It's a phone that parents can buy their kids. The kids can save their pocket money and buy the hideous cases and think it looks cool (we all know that kids know nothing).

Now, where is that guy from last week who insisted that Apple would never release a coloured phone with a matching wallpaper?

The 5C will be popular, of course it will. I'm just not convinced by the colours. I was hoping for a good orange colour.

 Kids are the next generation. They learn. But having prejudice like yourself probably wouldn't be able to see the greatness of them.

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It's a phone that parents can buy their kids. The kids can save their pocket money and buy the hideous cases and think it looks cool (we all know that kids know nothing).

Now, where is that guy from last week who insisted that Apple would never release a coloured phone with a matching wallpaper?

The 5C will be popular, of course it will. I'm just not convinced by the colours. I was hoping for a good orange colour.

I felt the opposite.

I like the cases Apple designed for the 5C. It helps differentiate the C and make it special. Without them the 5C looks like a 5 in a plastic case itself...
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I felt the opposite.

I like the cases Apple designed for the 5C. It helps differentiate the C and make it special. Without them the 5C looks like a 5 in a plastic case itself...

 

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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The 5c is so expensive because it's the only model that will be available in quantity for the foreseeable future. If the price was lower, Apple's profit margin would plummet dramatically. Once 5S production has ramped, the 5c price can be lowered somewhat or incentives offered.

I believe this is the correct answer.

It's telling that the 5S won't be available for preorder.

If Apple had lowered the price by $100, EPS would have plummeted
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Dreadful.
Plastique with tangy colourways. lol.gif
 
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Originally Posted by 1wallpaperF 
It's sad that the Panorama wallpapers won't work on the GM release version of iOS7.

 

I'm reading otherwise, spambot.

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Originally Posted by dillio View Post
Rumor was not taken as fact.

 

It absolutely was. Don’t kid yourself and for your own sake, don’t think you can kid me. The stock plummeted and analysts started claiming that Apple had gone wrong doing this. That fact enough? Here’s another fact: Apple priced the iPad mini higher than analysts claimed it “had” to be and yet they’ve still not lowered the price. It’s obviously selling well enough for Apple’s tastes, and the profits show as much.

 
Why do you keep beating the rumor as fact horse. I am aware it was a rumor.

 

Probably because it’s not a horse. It’s what people actually did. What you’re aware of isn’t really relevant here.

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