“Smartphones have rapidly become the most important gadgets in our lives by far. We’re connected to everything with our phones and they do things that 10 devices used to,” Seth Weintraub writes for 9to5Mac. “Phone, camera, fitness, email, messaging, maps, social networking, watching videos/listening to music, finances/banking, keys, shopping, on and on. We use our smartphones for hours and hours every day. So, if you can afford the the top of the line iPhone, shouldn’t you get it?”
“Yes, the iPhone 5c is a nice phone but it is mostly just a redo of the iPhone 5 with some plastic covers,” Weintraub writes. ” If you have an iPhone 5 and are thinking of upgrading to the 5c, save yourself some time and get a pastel Crocs case and you’ll hardly know the difference.”
Weintraub writes, “I think Apple is going to have a really hard time meeting demand for the iPhone 5s. We’ve heard tale that the fingerprint sensors were going to slow down production. Therefore, I think the gaudy Gold version is going to be the easiest to find, and I’ll end up settling for it rather than waiting on lines for the white or ‘space-grey’ [sic] versions. Plus, gold is the quintessential 5s ‘new’ color so even after I bedazzle it and put it on a gold chain around my neck, people will know I have a 5s and not one of those iPhone 5 models.”
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MacDailyNews Take: iPhone 5c is an iPhone 5 in a candy shell. The “c” stands for “candy.”
We still haven’t chosen our preferred iPhone 5s color. Champagne gold (it really is champagne, not a gaudy gold) is still in the running, along with “Space Gray.” “Silver” is out because it just looks too much like a “White” iPhone 5. As in, pretty much exactly the same, except for the Touch ID Home button and dual LED flash. “‘Silver’ is the new ‘White'” or is it “‘White’ was the new ‘Silver?'”
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