chetan, 12 Sep 2013How do u know about 5c's plastic body quality before its release?Watch keynote at apple's website, you will guess the quality youself..
for more you can watch some hands on review videos over youtube.. That will help you get a glimpse of the stuff..
AnonD-92553, 12 Sep 2013whatever the quality of the plastic is, plastic Will be plastic. Apple is now justifying the b... moreTry having hands on Lumia 720, that is something called good quality plastic body...
let the 5C available in market, have hands on it and then compare with S3/4 body, you will feel da difference yourself..
AnonD-184086, 12 Sep 2013No offence buddy but have you ever checked the quality of plastic Samsung uses in their phones... morewhatever the quality of the plastic is, plastic Will be plastic. Apple is now justifying the build qualify of plastic phone by the quality of plastic because it made by apple.
By the way its polycarbonate. S3 and 4 body is also made with it.
Am not saying that its good but if its bad and cheap with Samsung its also bad with apple too. Coz its the same.
Tcool, 12 Sep 2013Now Apple will sue Nokia for copying this phone with their Lumia 620. LOL!no trolling please!!!
AnonD-56991, 12 Sep 2013If Apple made a phone from cardboard the iFans would fall for the propaganda hype and say it's... moreI holds 4s from past two years and love it, used S3 as secondary phone and really didnt liked it, replaced S3 with Lumia 520 and finds it better.
I will go for 5S now but still if I have to I will prefer 5C over Samsung phones.
Yes I am an iFan but it is cos of their services and products.
AnonD-92553, 12 Sep 2013When Samsung makes a plastic phone apple called it a cheap shit and when apple makes a plastic... moreNo offence buddy but have you ever checked the quality of plastic Samsung uses in their phones.
Compare it with 5C when you get a chance to hold one.
AnonD-92553, 12 Sep 2013When Samsung makes a plastic phone apple called it a cheap shit and when apple makes a plastic... moreIf Apple made a phone from cardboard the iFans would fall for the propaganda hype and say it's the most amazing material ever, because that's just what happens to these people who are completely controlled by marketing and told exactly what they supposed to like and buy next.
AnonD-56991, 12 Sep 2013Actually the S4 costs about the same now if you look around and they have plastic because it's... moreIPhone 5 was realu light despite of alluminium body so you cant say plastic is used to reduce weight, now S4 costs the same and you are happy with that, it has plastic body, it was released at much higher price.
Note 3 will have a metal body but it costs much more than 5S.
iPhone 5C's plastic is of much better quality than that of S4, it is a solid device unlike any other plastic body phone.
Accept it buddy 5C is beautiful device and its vibrant color compliments the iOS version it runs.
When Samsung makes a plastic phone apple called it a cheap shit and when apple makes a plastic phone Its "Beautifully un-apologetically plastic. WTF apple.
AnonD-184086, 12 Sep 2013Buy one if you wish at price they are offering else look for something else, no one is forcing... moreActually the S4 costs about the same now if you look around and they have plastic because it's the only way to keep the weight down and only material that can be used for a removable battery.
But the 5C has plastic purely to save money.
AnonD-56991, 12 Sep 2013The 5C uses components from last year's model so they are a lot cheaper to produce, The alumin... moreBuy one if you wish at price they are offering else look for something else, no one is forcing you to have one.
Galaxy S4 Note 3 the flagship phones from Samsung costs more and they too have plastic back panels. Choose something like that.
And if your wish to have an aluminum body iPhone then have iPhone 5S, they are still offering one the way you want but that is not at cheaper price, still cheaper than Samsung phones.
C stands for cruddy colors yuk!,Nokia Lumias are much more stylish, now time for nok/samsung to roar on in. Pass on this barbie toy.
AnonD-184086, 12 Sep 2013Sure, they keep selling last year flagship devices at same price but this year they have repla... moreThe 5C uses components from last year's model so they are a lot cheaper to produce, The aluminium back on iPhone 5 is a big expense so they remove it because it's cheaper to make even though Apple makes over $300 profit on every iPhone 5 and that includes manufacturing and labour costs, So with cheaper materials they still making about the same profit margin as with iPhone 5 even though it's basically a 12 month old phone.
And unlike EVERY other manufacturer Apple never drops the price of iPhone until after the next model is released while top-end smartphones from other manufacturers drop the price by around 10% every few months to reflect the age of the phone.
So yes Apple really is greedy because instead of keeping the iPhone 5C with aluminum back they'd rather have the 10s of millions of extra profit the make from using plastic even though it seriously damages their image as being a premium brand.
AnonD-56991, 12 Sep 2013Usually Apple keep selling the phone that gets replaced but Apple are being so greedy that ins... moreSure, they keep selling last year flagship devices at same price but this year they have replaced iPhone 5 with 5C and that at a lower price.
$100 lesser for replacing metal body with polycarbonate case (which doesn't give feel of holding a plastic body phone), and they have improved the front camera, network band support, and battery.
For your more info, Apple refused to increase the price of iPhone here in India regardless of falling value of INR in international market. They are selling it at 14% lesser profit just for you guys.
Is really Apple greedy.
Only the name of this version is iPhone C (C=cheap) but it is not cheap at all.
An unlocked version in US will cost $549 (~35K INR). But it will cost approx 38500 here in India.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2013what is mean by 2 year contract in 5cThe $99 is a subsidized price and is applicable only when a consumer buys the phone along with a two-year contract with a telecom operator. Almost all smartphones in the US and some other developed countries like the UK are sold on the contract basis. The device manufacturer, which in case of iPhone is Apple, and telecom operators enter into a partnership. The telecom operator pays the full price of the iPhone to Apple. It then sells that phone at a subsidized price but recoups the money through the services and data plans that a consumer has to take as part of the two-year contract.