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Post iPhone 5C & 5S
So, the announcements happened today. Basically, 2 new phone were announced.

- The iPhone 5C is not much different from the internals of the current iPhone 5, will be available in 5 colors, have an updated HD FaceTime camera, better backside illumination sensor, and have a plastic back. It starts at 16 GB for $99 under contract.

- The 5S keeps the same basic iPhone 5 chassis, adds a gold color to make a total of 3 options, will be 64 bit, have an A7 processor, a separate M7coprocessor for accelerometer and compass, a fingerprint sensor, more advanced 8 MP camera with new features like slow-mo and burst, better backside illumination sensor and dual LED flash for photos, and up to 13 LTE bands. Starts at 16 GB for $199 under contract.

On a side note, the iPhone 4S will now be the free iPhone under contract.

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
Not much of a surprise after all the leaks. Some of it is pretty neat I suppose, but I have to wait until next year for a new phone anyways. The relevant stuff for me was iOS 7, that's what I've been ready for... although I have had the beta on my iPhone 5 for a while now. But it'll be nice to use the final version, and also download it on my iPad. Too bad my internet is being super slow right now and taking forever to download it.

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
hattrick wrote:
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Awesome!



I'll be getting the 5S (due for an upgrade right now), and it will also be my first smart phone. I think the 5C was the "more for kids" like the Nintendo 2DS. It's a lot more affordable and that's what it was supposed to be for, that lower end market.

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
Gamer Greg wrote:
hattrick wrote:
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Awesome!

I'll be getting the 5S (due for an upgrade right now), and it will also be my first smart phone. I think the 5C was the "more for kids" like the Nintendo 2DS. It's a lot more affordable and that's what it was supposed to be for, that lower end market.

Cool. Yeah, if I was up for an upgrade, I would choose the 5S over the 5C.

Funny thing about that price difference. We in America are so stuck on that initial price we pay for a phone but forget the ongoing price is the same no matter what. So, in the end, $100 over a 2-3 year period isn't much of a difference, but it still seems to have an effect on whether people buy a particular phone or not. I know many people who went for the 4S this last year instead of the 5 because of that $100 difference. Just something that was on my mind… Feel free to carry on with 5C & 5S thoughts.

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
I really like the look of the 5C. Still not sure what I'll do when I upgrade from my 4S. I'm normally the type to hold on to a phone until it breaks.


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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
I really had high hopes that they would introduce a revolutionary new feature on the high-grade phone - not just spec improvements and a fingerprint reader.

My 4s is still functioning perfectly well, so I'll wait until the next generation, assuming they go back to a more innovative business plan.

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iPhone 5S ordered! Might not get it for a month, but we'll see..

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iPhone 5S ordered! Might not get it for a month, but we'll see..

Wow, look at you. You'll be all set at the next gaming event. :smile:

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
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iPhone 5S ordered! Might not get it for a month, but we'll see..

Wow, look at you. You'll be all set at the next gaming event. :smile:


Yep! We'll have to see about E3 again. And I kind of want to go to a Pax East (next one might be too soon).

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
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Gamer Greg wrote:
iPhone 5S ordered! Might not get it for a month, but we'll see..

Wow, look at you. You'll be all set at the next gaming event. :smile:

Yep! We'll have to see about E3 again. And I kind of want to go to a Pax East (next one might be too soon).

Yeah same here. But PAX is great. Lot less stressful too. Lots of fun!

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
I wish I could order a 5S, but it just doesn't make sense ($550, since I just got a 5 last year) and I'm better off waiting for the 6.

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
iPhone 5S is in my hand! It shipped early (originally said 10/1-10/10), but apparently it shipped last Sunday. It's running super fast. Tapped Out worked great! Still having fun syncing everything. Music and Apps are good to go, still have settings and stuff to play with. Luckily it synced with my iPod so it was a lot faster.

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
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iPhone 5S is in my hand! It shipped early (originally said 10/1-10/10), but apparently it shipped last Sunday. It's running super fast. Tapped Out worked great! Still having fun syncing everything. Music and Apps are good to go, still have settings and stuff to play with. Luckily it synced with my iPod so it was a lot faster.


What's your opinion of iOS 7? I have it on my iPad, but my iPod touch was too old to be updated. Personally, I'm really liking the new look and the control centre.

I'm also curious how well the Touch ID thing works.

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Post Re: iPhone 5C & 5S
Utsi wrote:
Gamer Greg wrote:
iPhone 5S is in my hand! It shipped early (originally said 10/1-10/10), but apparently it shipped last Sunday. It's running super fast. Tapped Out worked great! Still having fun syncing everything. Music and Apps are good to go, still have settings and stuff to play with. Luckily it synced with my iPod so it was a lot faster.


What's your opinion of iOS 7? I have it on my iPad, but my iPod touch was too old to be updated. Personally, I'm really liking the new look and the control centre.


So far I like it. My co-workers were making it seem like it's too flashy and/or doesn't look good, but I found it to be the opposite. I like it a lot and think it looks great.

Utsi wrote:
I'm also curious how well the Touch ID thing works.


I think this is a cool feature. It's set up with a fingerprint or passcode (at least the guy set up mine that way). So basically you have to use a single finger and press and release several times. Then you have to sort of rotate it a little (to get a new angle) and do it that way a several times. It then gathers and stores it to your account. So if you use a different finger, or you stored it up-side down it will treat it like a different print and not grant you access.

If you want to see it in action, my AT&T store had the 5S in demo and had an 'app' for touch id demo (results were not stored like it would on your phone). So you can to practice scanning it and seeing it in action.

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