Apple's online store outs Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5c [u]

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  • Reply 41 of 53
    mrboba1mrboba1 Posts: 276member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post

     

    GB and Gb is a huge difference. It's worse than the confusion between disk and disc.

     


     

    That's great and all, but with context, you know what they are talking about and really shouldn't be confused. If they are talking about the storage space on the iPhones, you know what it means. And I didn't know anyone actually cared about disk vs disc...

     

    Also, the mixed case could be due to typing on a phone: Lol, and all that

  • Reply 42 of 53
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,056member
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    Originally Posted by jameshopkins View Post



    I don't think its an error, i think the new 5c will have 5s components in. The same as the current 5c had 5 components in.

    Or 5S rebadged with plastic chassis. It's very interesting that Apple rebadge 5S and price it at $0 subsidized for bottom tier. If this is true, you'll see this plastic 5S coming with NFC chip for Apple Pay because it's easier to implement the NFC antenna in plastic chassis than current 5S chassis without major modification. Anything's possible. I think Apple will keep this color 5S for 2 years or at least until Fall 2017.

  • Reply 43 of 53
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,056member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pmz View Post



    Mistake or not, this a device you'll see on sale this year.



    This year's iPhone refresh will see the iPhone 5c be crafted with internals from the old 5s (including Touch ID). The 5s will get an internal bump as well, bringing it equal to last years iPhone 6.



     

    I bet you that they don't internally upgrade anything to this "rebadged" 5S except possible NFC chip. Apple is not that stupid to upgrade the entire gut of 5S to price it at bottom tier ($0 subsidized). It doesn't make any financial sense (more R&D, Design, Hardware cost for zero additional margin?). The only thing may be possible is NFC chip if they intend to promote Apple Pay and keep this phone for 2 years until 2017. 

  • Reply 44 of 53
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,567member
    slimpotato wrote: »

    No one actually called their 5S a "glass backed phone". The OP said he "shattered the glass on the back of his 5s". This was followed by the reply "there is no glass on the back of 5s". Well, there IS glass on the back of a 5S, which can indeed be shattered. The OP made no mistake as far as I can tell. BTW, I had a 5S with shattered glass on its back.

    Yes, he said that there was no glass, I'm very aware of that, but the comments are getting a bit out of hand on this.

    As should have been obvious, I was clarifying what we think of the series of phones. You should pay attention to my entire quote instead of picking the part that confused you.
  • Reply 45 of 53
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,056member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by atokosch View Post



    This is not a big surprise to me. The iPhone 5C 5S and iPhone 5C have just about the same screw holes, and if they not, then they are exactly the same. I am a repair tech and i always figured that that you could put an iPhone 5S board into the 5C housing, i never tried it, but i think i'm going to have to next time i have the chance. I see Apple making this the free iPhone 5S, i'm just not sure what they could call it!? iPhone 5S with colors?

    Fixed it for you. 

    the boards are not interchangeable also the antenna design and location on the chassis. See iFixit tear down? 

    If Apple do this, they still call it 5C. 

  • Reply 46 of 53
    mcarlingmcarling Posts: 1,106member
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    Originally Posted by cali View Post





    I agree. If Apple wants faster ?Pay adoption they need to have TouchID on ALL current devices. Maybe even an iPod with TouchID and NFC(does ?Pay need a data connection?)



    5sc, that name isn't gonna work. Apple is all about simplicity, all iPhone models read "iPhone" regardless of model. I think "iPhone 5c with TouchID" is more probable.

    Certainly any new or revised iPhone will include both TouchID and an NFC chip for Apple Pay.

     

    The only data connection needed for Apple Pay is that via the NFC chip.  Wifi/cellular is not required, so a revised iPod Touch could certainly be built by Apple to support Apple Pay.

  • Reply 47 of 53
    nofeernofeer Posts: 2,427member



    all "new" phones will have ?   pay     to push the tech and service---absolutely

     

    i'm of the mindset regardless of product specs  name it iPhone 7

    stop looking like ?   copied samsung   

    it will push samscum to follow ?   or push samscum to push out a hurried scum galaxy 

    (sorrry for the scummy frequent post)

  • Reply 48 of 53
    sphericspheric Posts: 2,593member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheWhiteFalcon View Post



    Actually Apple favors CGI these days.

     

    Unless things have changed very recently, Apple's product shots are actually very, very good real photography:

     

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/8/4311868/the-illusion-of-simplicity-photographer-peter-belanger-on-shooting

  • Reply 49 of 53
    19831983 Posts: 1,225member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MazeCookie View Post

     



    There is no glass on the back of the 5S.




    I use an iPhone 5S (2013 model) and yes there is glass. On the top and bottom sections of the back panel, just like on the iPhone 5. And in the same place you have those ugly plastic mouldings on the iPhone 6/6 Plus.

  • Reply 50 of 53
    gordygordy Posts: 1,004member
    Hopefully there will be a new iPhone at the older "5" size when this year's updates are announced.
  • Reply 51 of 53
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,454member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cali View Post



    5sc, that name isn't gonna work. Apple is all about simplicity, all iPhone models read "iPhone" regardless of model. I think "iPhone 5c with TouchID" is more probable.

    You mean like the 3GS?

     

    Granted that was 5 generations ago, but we've not yet seen an iPhone that wasn't identified as just a number and a letter(s), either. So they would be changing their whole marketing scheme to something far more complicated than they have been using, which they could very well do.

  • Reply 52 of 53
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    mcarling wrote: »
    Certainly any new or revised iPhone will include both TouchID and an NFC chip for Apple Pay.

    The only data connection needed for Apple Pay is that via the NFC chip.  Wifi/cellular is not required, so a revised iPod Touch could certainly be built by Apple to support Apple Pay.

    Awesome!
    mac_128 wrote: »
    You mean like the 3GS?

    Granted that was 5 generations ago, but we've not yet seen an iPhone that wasn't identified as just a number and a letter(s), either. So they would be changing their whole marketing scheme to something far more complicated than they have been using, which they could very well do.

    Good Point.

    3GS was very complicated. Apple skipped the number "2" in favor of celebrating and marketing 3G support. Calling the next phone iPhone 3 would have been a disaster so they went with 3GS which was the most confusing iPhone name ever, but they didn't have much of a choice.

    Do you remember when people predicted the iPhone 4S would be named iPhone 4G for the same reason?

    I think Apple is passed that.
  • Reply 53 of 53
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,454member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adm1 View Post

     

    I personally think there is still big demand for a 4" iPhone.


    I wonder if this is why Apple is rumored to be making iOS 9 compatible with the 4S. If true, that would keep that phone around and useable for at least one more year, meaning we might not see a new 4" phone until the 7 is released.

     

    And that makes a certain amount of sense too. Especially if Apple does upgrade the 5s with Touch ID, which seems unlikely, then they're setting the stage for 3 sizes of the iPhone 7 priced by screen size, with the two year ago model hitting the bottom rung.

     

    7 Plus - $299

    7 - $199

    7 mini - $149

    6s - $99

    6 - $0

     

    Then the next year, maybe keep the 7 mini unchanged for the die hards who are presumably the smallest market segment, only getting a refresh every two years.

     

    7s Plus - $299

    7s - $199

    7 mini - $99

    6S - $0

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