Originally Posted by asdasd
You do realise no phone is actually free?
Though that's true, each company handles the cost differently. I recently changed my phone from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5s and am paying less than I was before getting it (with the same company). The decision was actually quite simple to make, and made it free in spite of the fact that it's not actually "free".
iPhone 5c = 0€ (+ 20€ less a month and a better plan –unlimited minutes to all operators, unlimited sms to all operators, unlimited internet with full 4G speed up to 1.2GB and slow speed after that)
iPhone 5s = 19€ (+ 20€ less a month and a better plan –unlimited minutes to all operators, unlimited sms to all operators, unlimited internet with full 4G speed up to 1.2GB and slow speed after that)
For 19€ (and as with the 5c, for 20€ LESS a month than I was paying with the iPhone 4), I got Apple's flagship iPhone with Touch ID, the upgraded camera sensor, processor and all the rest of it.
Now, why would anyone want an iPhone 5c under these conditions? You'd be getting a great phone, sure, but with yesterday's technology. Not only that, but its Apple "allowed" lifespan would logically be shorter than the 5s. Also, I can add the exact same color to my 5s with a 2€ gel (or an Apple leather one for 32€), and have the front face in white instead of black (the 5c is only available in black).