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First high quality unboxing videos of iPhone 5c, rare gold 5s hit the Web

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Just hours after Apple launched sales of the iPhone 5s and 5c at its brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, videos showing the some of the devices' first unboxings have been uploaded to YouTube.

iPhone 5s


As people line up in front of Apple Stores around the world to get their hands on the company's latest iPhone models, Australia has had units on sale for hours, enough time to get a quick unboxing video shot and uploaded to the Web.

Once again, Ben Pasternak offers one of the first looks at the two devices in two separate clips. The first features what seems to be an rare gold version of the iPhone 5s. Availability of the of the new color is thought to be extremely constrained as reports from those waiting in line have said Apple Stores will only be receiving five to ten units per location.

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In the second clip, we see a yellow iPhone 5c complete with Apple's new silicone case. The new iPhones mark the return of first-party cases, which are crafted to fit the devices snugly. The 5c version, seen below, features holes to reveal the colorful plastic shell underneath, while the 5s case is more subdued and made of leather.

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Apple is rolling out sales in 11 countries on Friday, opening its doors to customers starting at 8 a.m. local time. Those unwilling to wait in line can order the device via the Online Apple Store, though delivery times in countries such as Australia and the UK started out at 7 to 10 days.
post #2 of 35
Person wanting to be a smartass with the artsy video shoot/music/editing should be schooled. That was one freaking annoyance to watch.
post #3 of 35
Video of taking a product out of a box. THAT IS PATHETIC.
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The 5c unboxing is a prime example of what not to do in an unboxing video, don't try to sell the hype, people will see this because of the hype, just do the unboxing, instead we get these pretentious artistic shots, and not showing of the packaging. Nice try kid, but if its an unboxing video, think of a way to do that well, instead of everything but that. Didn't see the 5s one.
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Originally Posted by OscarG View Post
Video of taking a product out of a box. THAT IS PATHETIC.

 

As if I wasn’t depressed enough, some whacked-out Apple newbie acts like this…

 

Where has all the good Apple culture gone?

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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Where has all the good Apple culture gone?

Back in the box¿
post #7 of 35
It's surprising. I didn't think anyone bought iPhones anymore because their displays are too small to read. Every Android smartphone comes with a display nearly twice that size, twice the number of features and half the cost. That's what consumers want in the way of smartphones. Big display yet low in cost. That's the Android way of doing things. That's why the iPhone only has 15% mobile market share and Android smartphones have 80% market share. The end is near for Apple. With these recent smartphones, Apple is even more 'doomeder'. Nobody in the world is going to buy last year's iPhones no matter how nice the box is.

/s
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I'm starting to really like the white/gold iPhone with iOS7....Elegance (HW) meets elagance (SW). Apple really has produced the best, by far, smartphone.

 

Reminds me of just how beautiful the MBA's current iteration is. Apple really mastered the art of making a portable computer.

 

And don't forget the latest iMac. And the soon to be introduced MacPro.

 

I DL'd iOS7 on my black 4s and it looks really good. I'm getting the 5S in October, white and gold, no case.

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I get the impression from the headline that the gold iPhone 5s is some super rare, one in a million phone.

 

The gold iPhone may be more in demand than the other colors for now, but it's not like Apple only made ten of them. There has got to be hundreds of thousands of them at least. Who's to say? Maybe there's more than a million of them.

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Talented young lad. He should stick with the video production.
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Originally Posted by Constable Odo View Post

It's surprising. I didn't think anyone bought iPhones anymore because their displays are too small to read. Every Android smartphone comes with a display nearly twice that size, twice the number of features and half the cost. That's what consumers want in the way of smartphones. Big display yet low in cost. That's the Android way of doing things. That's why the iPhone only has 15% mobile market share and Android smartphones have 80% market share. The end is near for Apple. With these recent smartphones, Apple is even more 'doomeder'. Nobody in the world is going to buy last year's iPhones no matter how nice the box is.

/s

 

Sheesh... first Microsoft had their quickly retracted propaganda videos slamming the new iPhones, now Google has a clueless thrall on AI...

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Originally Posted by Constable Odo View Post

It's surprising. I didn't think anyone bought iPhones anymore because their displays are too small to read. Every Android smartphone comes with a display nearly twice that size, twice the number of features and half the cost. That's what consumers want in the way of smartphones. Big display yet low in cost. That's the Android way of doing things. That's why the iPhone only has 15% mobile market share and Android smartphones have 80% market share. The end is near for Apple. With these recent smartphones, Apple is even more 'doomeder'. Nobody in the world is going to buy last year's iPhones no matter how nice the box is.

/s

I thought to reply to this comment by quoting sales on sales increases year on year or profitability compared to android crap out there, but in the end my reply is 'What a load of garage and go somewhere else to be a troll'
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Originally Posted by AngusPodgorney View Post

Sheesh... first Microsoft had their quickly retracted propaganda videos slamming the new iPhones, now Google has a clueless thrall on AI...

Originally Posted by souliisoul View Post
I thought to reply to this comment by quoting sales on sales increases year on year or profitability compared to android crap out there, but in the end my reply is 'What a load of garage and go somewhere else to be a troll'

 

Y’all missed the /s.

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Originally posted by Marvin

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I thought to reply to this comment by quoting sales on sales increases year on year or profitability compared to android crap out there, but in the end my reply is 'What a load of garage and go somewhere else to be a troll'

 

Missed the /s... I haven't been on any forums for quite some time; apparently I need to brush up on the latest protocols... :-)


Edited by AngusPodgorney - 9/19/13 at 8:34pm
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I thought to reply to this comment by quoting sales on sales increases year on year or profitability compared to android crap out there, but in the end my reply is 'What a load of garage and go somewhere else to be a troll'

 

/s = end sarcasm

post #16 of 35
Just happened to stop by at the Apple Store on Chestnut in SF after dinner (Barney's Hamburgers on Steiner.)
Only one or two guys waiting in line at 7pm.

Off-topic: for a while Siri absolutely could not understand "Steiner street." It could pronounce the street from its list of results, but it thought I was saying "Staynor street" which is somewhere in Saõ Tomé, Brazil. But a few tries later, now it understands "Steiner street" and shows me correct rresults. Maybe this is some of the learning heuristics hinted at in the iPhone presentation?

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post #17 of 35
Funny how I didn't want a gold iPhone 5s before and now that they are impossible to get, I want a gold iPhone 5s.

Help! I'm trapped in a white dungeon of amazing precision and impeccable tolerances!

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post #18 of 35

Probably the worst unboxing video ever. Makes me so angry with all the blurring and zooming in. The most useless take was focusing on the iPhone still in the box from the side. As if that wasn't bad enough, the next shot of the phone is straight into the red velvet case. Showing what? Showing "screw this, people are never going to know that my iPhone is gold". WHAT THE F-CK ARE YOU TRYING TO SHOW?!


Edited by blueeddie - 9/19/13 at 11:39pm
post #19 of 35
OMG - gadget porn! hubba-hubba!
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I get the impression from the headline that the gold iPhone 5s is some super rare, one in a million phone.

The gold iPhone may be more in demand than the other colors for now, but it's not like Apple only made ten of them. There has got to be hundreds of thousands of them at least. Who's to say? Maybe there's more than a million of them.

First I wanted one, then I wanted the gray one, for a very short moment I wanted the silver one, but it's too white for my taste. So I reverted back to gray, but now, looking at the gold one...can't decide. Bit over the top to get them both; that was 'easier' with the shuffle.

While checking ATT.com...


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Funny how I didn't want a gold iPhone 5s before and now that they are impossible to get, I want a gold iPhone 5s.

Weird effect huh? I'm starting to suffer from this as well...
post #21 of 35
Ordered the wife a gold one and me a black one just after 3:00am my time... Got in the 1-3 day shipping lot.... Should get them by the end of the month...

I am still a little worried about the screen size, but I can always sell it if I cannot read it.....
post #22 of 35

I don't quite understand the gold color obsession. It will be covered up by the case.

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post #23 of 35
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I don't quite understand the gold color obsession. It will be covered up by the case.

I never put mine in a case. Guess for my situation, you don't have a case.
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Ordered the wife a gold one and me a black one just after 3:00am my time... Got in the 1-3 day shipping lot.... Should get them by the end of the month...

I am still a little worried about the screen size, but I can always sell it if I cannot read it.....

Be sure to check out the Accessibility options. Some native apps and 3rd party that support it as well can be set to use a larger font.
Edited by PhilBoogie - 9/20/13 at 1:00am
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...rare...

Remind me how many million they intend to manufacture.
post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by jd_in_sb View Post
 

I don't quite understand the gold color obsession. It will be covered up by the case.

 

I've had an original iPhone, an iPhone 3GS, an iPhone 4S, an iPhone 5, and now I'll have an iPhone 5S in a week-and-a-half or so.

 
I've never, ever used a case.  Not everyone does.
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Ordered the wife a gold one and me a black one just after 3:00am my time... Got in the 1-3 day shipping lot.... Should get them by the end of the month...

I am still a little worried about the screen size, but I can always sell it if I cannot read it.....

The new iOS 7 allows you to adjust the font size in the Settings app, under "general." I goosed the font size up a bit and enjoyed the user experience immensely. I have a rather bad stigmatism and 70 year old eyeballs. I think you should have no problem either.
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post #27 of 35
This makes me laugh so much. I'm an initiate of the cult of Apple, but for heavens sake.

This kind of portentousness in the video is really so funny, hilarious if you believe this is just a phone we are looking at.

I have to remind myself its not really a phone, but a black mirror onto our mirror worlds with a billion transistors inside it, its easy to forget when you watch a video like that.
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post

I'm starting to really like the white/gold iPhone with iOS7....Elegance (HW) meets elagance (SW). Apple really has produced the best, by far, smartphone.

Reminds me of just how beautiful the MBA's current iteration is. Apple really mastered the art of making a portable computer.

And don't forget the latest iMac.

I'd disagree with iMac, agree with iPhone and Air though. All of which I own. I sold my iMac because of how unhappy I was with the way my iTunes music was being funnelled down through that cone-like-sounding narrow chin. Apple is all about experiences. In that sense the iMac for me was a bag experience. And I've been an iMac owner and evangelist for 10 years. Apple form over function at its worst in years.

I LOVE the new Air though.
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post #29 of 35
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Funny how I didn't want a gold iPhone 5s before and now that they are impossible to get, I want a gold iPhone 5s.

Women are like that.
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post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by OscarG View Post

Video of taking a product out of a box. THAT IS PATHETIC.

It's quite a common thing on Youtube. It can actually be quite helpful when you decide to buy things online. Like if you buy a new mouse or external hard drive, you don't always get an idea of the product from the marketing pages especially physical product dimensions. Sometimes hard drives have designs that look like metal but are actually metal-looking plastic. It's generally not an obsessive kind of thing, just a way to let people see what's inside the package before you get it. These particular videos reuse Apple's official audio tracks over and over, which is annoying but it's just a young kid doing it.
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Women are like that.

 

Ouch

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It's quite a common thing on Youtube. It can actually be quite helpful when you decide to buy things online. Like if you buy a new mouse or external hard drive, you don't always get an idea of the product from the marketing pages especially physical product dimensions. Sometimes hard drives have designs that look like metal but are actually metal-looking plastic. It's generally not an obsessive kind of thing, just a way to let people see what's inside the package before you get it. These particular videos reuse Apple's official audio tracks over and over, which is annoying but it's just a young kid doing it.

All true, but we didn't get to see much. Nothing about the headphones, power adapter, cable. Some might wonder if there's an installation CD.

Kidding, but do we even know if that kid at the end made this, or is that a presumption?
post #33 of 35
I can't express how annoyed I am by these "unboxing" videos. If you have the products why aren't you showing them correctly? Artsy video shots and stupid random videos. Wtf?
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Missed the /s... I haven't been on any forums for quite some time; apparently I need to brush up on the latest protocols... :-)

Apologies, I did miss /s, which I do know what abbrev. means, but just missed it
post #35 of 35

Here's also a beatiful video review that gives a nice look at the white 5S 16GB

 

 

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