Apple's iPhone 5c uses unique design, precision manufacturing to avoid 'plastic' stigma

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  • Reply 101 of 179
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    Does the cover need hole ventilation because the plastic will tend to overheat?
  • Reply 102 of 179
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    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post





    The iPhone 3GS was still plastic. This is far better.

     

    ... and Apple moved away from that to give its phones a premium feel.

     

    Apple didn't want to be just another plastic phone manufacturer.

  • Reply 103 of 179
    I really want to be surprised and see the 5C sell like hotcakes (or is that hot cakes).

    I can't help feeling, though, that Apple is having a Performa moment.

    Can someone tell me the #1 reason why Apple chose a plastic phone? I mean, really, does plastic, any plastic, say "premium" to you.

    I thought Apple was classy. Top of the pile. Wouldn't stoop to cheap (or not so cheap) tricks to entertain the masses.

    This really seems like a bean counter/accountant department move.

    Switch a high end product to a low end material. Charge the same money and have the new larger marketing department have a field day marketing the plastic model as better than the former metal model.

    No Cook and Company. The 5C is not better than the 5. It's just cheaper for you to make. The entire 5C move was to pad margins and increase profits.

    Good for shareholders. I'm actually surprised the stock is down. Wall Street should be happy Tim is make a big business move like this...
    The iPhone 3GS was still plastic. This is far better.

    What is wrong with you people.

    The 5C is no where near as nice as the 3GS. The 3GS felt expensive in the hand and it was a delight to press the metal buttons and switches.

    Although both phones are polycarbonate the 3GS looked and felt like a premium product. The 5C does not.
  • Reply 104 of 179
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    mazda 3s wrote: »
    I just want to know what idiot signed off on this:

    1000

    John Waters.
  • Reply 105 of 179
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    Originally Posted by morrolan View Post

     

    It's not just plastic, it's fine Corinthian plastic.

     


     

    You leave Khan out of it.

  • Reply 106 of 179
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

     

     

    ... and Apple moved away from that to give its phones a premium feel.

     

    Apple didn't want to be just another plastic phone manufacturer.


     

    The Original iPhone before the 3GS was aluminum. So it's not the first time Apple moved away from aluminum manufacturing for the iPhone. Theory: debunked.

  • Reply 107 of 179
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    I love the smell of plastic in the morning.
    It's Victory.
  • Reply 108 of 179
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post



    Please come off it. Plastic is plastic, I personally have never had a problem with it but many here ridiculed other manufacturers for still using it, and some have stood their ground and criticize the use of plastic by Apple. If you thought it was crappy before yesterday it should still be crappy today.

     

    Stood their ground???

    But why criticize only Apple for using plastic? These same people don't criticize Motorola, HTC, or Samsung for using plastic. If you thought plastic was not crappy on those phones, it should still be not crappy on the iPhone today.

  • Reply 109 of 179
    Stood their ground???
    But why criticize only Apple for using plastic? These same people don't criticize Motorola, HTC, or Samsung for using plastic. If you thought plastic was not crappy on those phones, it should still be not crappy on the iPhone today.

    Well I didn't think I needed to state the obvious, they've criticized the continued use of plastic by everyone not just Apple. I was talking about the people that criticize Samsung, Moto, HTC, LG, etc for using plastic yet are now giving Apple a pass. If you don't like something don't turn around and like it all of a sudden. It's ok not to like what that company you love does sometimes.
  • Reply 110 of 179
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    Stood their ground???
    But why criticize only Apple for using plastic? These same people don't criticize Motorola, HTC, or Samsung for using plastic. If you thought plastic was not crappy on those phones, it should still be not crappy on the iPhone today.

    dasanman69 wrote: »
    Well I didn't think I needed to state the obvious, they've criticized the continued use of plastic by everyone


    It's not plastic but plastique.
  • Reply 111 of 179
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    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

     

     

    The Original iPhone before the 3GS was aluminum. So it's not the first time Apple moved away from aluminum manufacturing for the iPhone. Theory: debunked.


     

    Hardly debunked... going from aluminum to plastic and then back to aluminum. Tells me that Jobs didn't think that plastic was the way to go so he went back to the material that best gave him that premium feel (even though the 3GS was far from ugly... but it was plastic). Obviously Cook feels otherwise.

  • Reply 112 of 179

    Anyone who realizes they get a $450 subsidy when they buy a new phone is going to go for the faster and more feature-rich 5S at $200 more, not the much cheaper looking 5C at $100 more.  

     

    But I can see the colors and the more drop-firendly plastic appealing for kids ...

     

    So it's more like two different phones for two different tastes, as opposed to two different phones at radically different prices.

     

    I would still love to see an Apple phone I can recommend to my prepaid phone using friends, but I suppose that just was not feasible thanks to their extremely high price sensitivity.

     

    D

  • Reply 113 of 179
    It could be speed of manufacture, plastic injection moulding could be quicker to turn out than an Al shell.
  • Reply 114 of 179
    Originally Posted by thecnguy View Post

    it's still plastic..

     

    There should be a test to prove you read the article before it lets you post. Because you didn't read a word of it and now you look like an idiot.

     

    Originally Posted by blackbook View Post

    No

     

    No what? It's obviously different than any other plastic device they've ever made.

     

    Originally Posted by Mac_128 View Post

    So much for ENVIROMENTALLY FRIENDLY. Don't see this being easily recycled. Well at least the landfills will be colorful.

     

    Apple explicitly says otherwise. And since plastic is inherently recyclable, you don't have a leg to stand on. I'm curious as to your point in saying this at all.

     

    Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

    When did TS have a sex change?


     

    Connie's a girl? I guess I've always called ConradJoe's accounts 'Connie', so that threw me on the name.

     

    Originally Posted by mesicorp View Post

    The more I hear and see from Tim Cook the less impressed I get.

     

    Stop seeing and listening, then. You're obviously incapable of processing what gets in there already.

     

    This was an opportunity for Apple to completely capture the Chinese market for decades by launching a lower cost phone.


     

    They have China Mobile now. Did you miss that? I know you did.

     

    If they had made a phone exclusively for China Mobile and priced at $450 unlocked, it would have been a game changer.


     

    Which you know, because YOU, personally, are 700 million Chinese.

     

    They could have used cheaper components to keep margins around 25 to 30 percent…


     

    HMM. LET'S SEE. WHAT IS THE IPHONE 5C AGAIN?

     

    Instead, Apple is rapidly losing share in China to Android.


     

    This has to be wrong, because everything else you've said is also wrong. I just don't know how wrong it is to be able to comment to that effect. Someone want to chime in? Thanks.

     

    Tim Cook seems incapable of appreciating this and I really think he needs to go. He's become a hinderence and a very high priced hinderence at that.


     

    You seem incapable of appreciating how wrong you are about everything.

     

    Originally Posted by pazuzu View Post

    Does the cover need hole ventilation because the plastic will tend to overheat?

     

    No. Why would it?

  • Reply 115 of 179
    blackbook wrote: »
    Although both phones are polycarbonate the 3GS looked and felt like a premium product. The 5C does not.

    Have you held a 5C already that you can make that claim with conviction? If not then I say let's wait and see what he feels like before passing judgment.
  • Reply 116 of 179

    Apple's marketing is really good. They now tout a steel frame inside the plastic shell !!!

     

    As if other plastic phones do not have a steel frame inside. Almost all of them do. There is nothing special with Apple's steel frame inside the plastic shell.

     

    And in the USA, you have to be penny wise, pound foolish (or prefer plastic) to buy the 5c over the 5s. $99 + ~$100/month x 24 = $2499 for the 5c or $199 + ~$100/month x 24 = $2599 for the 5s. The 5c is a total 3.8% cheaper than the 5s LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply 117 of 179
    rcfarcfa Posts: 1,124member
    blackbook wrote: »
    Although both phones are polycarbonate the 3GS looked and felt like a premium product. The 5C does not.

    It's great to see people spew shit who never even held the device in their paws...

    Besides, the 5c is not a premium product, but a high-quality mainstream product:
    Jaguar driving mommy and Porsche driving daddy buy the 5s, hip youngsters with Freitag messenger bags riding a foldable mountain bike to the next rave sport a 5c in contrasting colors.
    Stop talking about taste and fashion you pocket-protector wearing geeks; you have no clue.
  • Reply 118 of 179
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    Originally Posted by pazuzu View Post







    It's not plastic but plastique.

    Not in English. In French, yes. We are in USA.

  • Reply 119 of 179
    pazuzu wrote: »

    It's not plastic but plastique.

    Then don't complain when the reports of exploding iPhones start pouring in. :lol:
  • Reply 120 of 179
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Then don't complain when the reports of exploding iPhones start pouring in. image

    Good one!

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