The Apple homepage suddenly seems to be full of color, but blue is surely how the latest phone from the Cupertino-based company has left a lot of its followers feeling. Rumor mills were finally laid to rest on 10 September, 2013, when Apple launched the successor (rather the update) to the iPhone 5. The event saw the unveiling of two iPhones, the high-end 5s, and the 'cheaper' 5c. While the 5s was projected as a premium phone, it was the 5c which was supposed to be the real game changer for the company. Many had assumed the 'c' was for cheap, but as it turns out, it stands for colorful.
The Colors of AppleThe iPhone 5c is available in 5 funky colors—white, pink, yellow, green, and blue.
Apple's Senior Vice President of World Marketing, Philip Schiller, touted the iPhone 5c to be 'everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features'. This, however, doesn't quite seem to echo the sentiments of most Apple fans the world over. Yes, the 5c is quite a leap for Apple who finally seem to have changed their colors. But does the phone really bring in enough color to be considered a good buy? Well, if you are looking for an upgrade for your iPhone 5, or have been saving up to jump on to the iOS bandwagon, then we have news for you—the iPhone 5c is probably NOT what you were looking for. Here's a look a 5 reasons why the iPhone 5c is a major disappointment.
The polycarbonate iPhone 5c.
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The 5c may be a cheaper alternative to the 5s, but it is by no means cheap. The phone will be available for USD 99 on a 2-year contract. Although this may not seem like a big sum to pay, the phone doesn't quite do justice to its price tag. More so, as the 4s, which isn't all too different from 5c, is available for free (on a 2-year contract). Also, as mentioned earlier, there are loads of cheaper, and more powerful phones available in the market, if you aren't an Apple loyalist.
The 'cheese grater' styled iPhone 5c cases.
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The 5c is a capable device, but doesn't quite live up to the high standards that Apple has set for itself over the years. Also, with the latest iOS 7 update expected to roll out on the older generation 4s as well, there would be even lesser reasons to choose the 5c. Of course, at the end of the day, it all boils down to whether you want to go in for a polished premium-looking phone, wrapped in glass, or a polycarbonate next-gen phone in a range of trendy colors. The company has definitely made your life easier, so to say, by taking the iPhone 5 (which would have made life miserable for the 5c) off the market. To conclude, I would like to say that Apple has always adopted its popular line-'The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone', but I wonder how many iPhone 5 users would say that looking at the 5c.