iPhone 5C: Cheap, Colorful, Coming?
Earlier this week, images of the “new” iPhone 5C leaked online. So did a Chinese labor report, but let’s save that for another time.
Business Insider says their source, who is not an Apple employee, confirms the new name and says the color pictures are “spot on”. The “C” in iPhone 5C is supposed to stand for “color”, not “cheap”. And just like any of the previous versions of new iPhone debuts, this won’t be. The phone is said to start at $350. Keep in mind, the current iPhone 5 starts at a measly $199 but you can skyrocket that price to $399 with two easy clicks of your mouse. If you want to store more than your Instagram pics, a handful of playlists and a couple apps, expect that price to jump at least $200 for the biggest gig versions. (Don’t forget your cell plan too).
But let’s talk about the most important part of this leak: the horrible color selection. Let’s hope Apple steps this up in a big way by the time these actually make it to the market. Let’s also hope they have made their phones a little more resilient.
I’ve been a longstanding iPhone user and have broken every one I’ve ever owned, not to mention the vast amount of plastic cases that have cracked, chipped and left me bleeding (no joke). My current phone has been dropped so many times it now has a purple block running down the left side of the screen that forces me to live in landscape mode. Don’t get me started on portrait-only apps (looking at you Facebook, Instagram, Vine, oh wait too many apps to name). Thank god GoogleMaps does both or else I would’ve been missing for about a month now, driving aimlessly around the state, eventually to be eaten by the bears who also seem to be lost in Connecticut these days.
I refuse to buy another case for this damn phone so dropping it some more seems to be the only thing left to do. Will I ever switch to Droid? No. Will I continue to complain about how slippery these phones are? Yes (but really it’s an issue).
Will I also be first in line to buy a bright colored, spanking new iPhone? Oh, yes. No case needed, Apple Genius. I’d rather live in constant fear of destroying the one product you’ve made it virtually impossible to live without.