Apple Announces iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S And Official Arrival Of iOS 7

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In a move that we all knew was coming thanks to a bevy of leaks in recent months, Apple has just announced the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. There’s plenty to take in from todays announcement, including the arrival of iOS 7 on September 18th for all current iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad mini and third and fourth generation iPads. An update will arrival at a later point to update the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 to iOS 7.

With the announcement still ongoing, details are arriving fast but the iPhone 5S looks very much like the iPhone 5…but you’ll have new color choices. Apple is introducing the iPhone 5S in silver, space gray and gold. Add in an A7 chip as the first 64-bit smartphone, 40x bump in performance and 56x in graphics performance over the original iPhone and you’ve got a workhorse. The camera has been improved with f/2.2 aperture and a sensor that’s 15 percent larger than the iPhone 5. You’ll still be working with 8 megapixels, but each pixel is now bigger to allow for more light. There’s 10fps burst mode, 120fps 720p slow-motion video mode and dual-LED flash for “true tone” images. Add in 10 hours of browsing on LTE and 10 hours of talk on 3G and you’ve got the iPhone 5S. Wait, one more thing…the fingerprint sensor is real and Apple will call it “Touch ID.” The scanner, embedded in the home button will allow for faster logins, help prevent unauthorized access and for making purchases in iTunes.

The iPhone 5C, Apple’s “don’t call it cheap” will sport a 4″ retina display and the A6 processor. It has the same 8 megapixel camera as the iPhone 5, with an improved FaceTime HD camera for improved video calls. The iPhone 5C is realistically an iPhone 5 tucked away in a colored plastic shell with an improved front-facing camera, improved battery and a place one notch lower than the iPhone 5S.

T-Mobile has yet to announce pricing or availability. Though we believe September 20th is iPhone based on the blackout dates the carrier has listed.

Details are still arriving so keep checking back for more!

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  • JJ

    $549 for 5c.

  • VG

    I just read that the standard off-contract price for the iPhone 5C base version will be $549. Assuming no T-Mobile discounting, this is a very expensive “cheap” iPhone!

    • GwapoAko

      Amen!

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    iPhone 5C cost $549 16GB and $649 32GB, WHAT a joke, lol. You might as well keep your iPhone 5, or get one if you are looking for an iPhone. I knew apple was not gonna bring out a cheaper off contract device…they are too greedy.

    The ‘C’ stands for, I CAN’T see why a person would be this over the iPhone 5. lol

    • kalel33

      I stated in previous articles that Apple was not going to price the Iphone 5C under $500. It’s pretty much common sense that they’d have a high priced “cheap” phone. Look at the Ipad Mini and it’s price.

    • trife

      Maybe the colors, which is why they released it in the first place?

      I’m not interested in the 5C at all, but I can guarantee you that they’ll sell like hotcakes amongst the female demographic. Especially the younger crowd.

      And technically, it IS cheaper than an off-contract iPhone 5, so I think you’re confused there. While it isn’t “cheap”, as in the $350 that the Nexus 4 was when it released, it still is a lower price point than previous off-contract iPhones. Just sayin’.

      • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

        You are not serious are you?

        • trife

          About what? The price? I could ask the same to you.

          Off-contract price for a 16gig iPhone 5 was $649 direct from Apple. Off-contract price for a 16gig iPhone 5C is $549 direct from Apple.

          That’s cheaper. You said you knew they wouldn’t release a CHEAPER off-contract device.

          You were wrong. That is all. I’m not saying you have to like the 5C because I don’t either. But let’s not get our facts misconstrued, okay?

          And yes, the 5C will do very well amongst the younger, female crowd.

        • redsa6729

          But the pricing of the 5 reflected it’s status as the top tier device at the time. It’s definitely below the 5S so it should be priced today at around $549 (like they’ve always done). Question is, do you consider the 5 and 5C equals today?

        • Chris

          Both running on A6, both have the same screen resolution – I would say they are equal. If someone can’t get 5S or can’t fork $100 more, I’d say advice them to just keep their 5.

    • TheVorlon

      You are always free to go buy the unlocked Galaxy S4 for $799.99 at Best Buy.

      • GwapoAko

        Why would you buy S4 from best buy when you can buy it from Tmobile or ebay for $550 or lower? LOL!

        • TheVorlon

          And you can buy iPhones lower on eBay as well.

          You are complaining about the retail price.

          Make up your mind.

  • http://www.makeuseof.com Danny Stieben

    40x performance improvement over the original iPhone, not the iPhone 5.

    • GwapoAko

      meaning 1 or 2x faster than 5?? Lol

      • Chris

        5S – yes could be 2x faster. 5C – no, since they both run on the same A6 processor.

    • Paul

      I’m read conflicting reports, and they are vastly different from eachother.
      Did Cook say faster thah the “original iPhone,” or the “iPhone 5?” The answer to that makes all the difference.

    • Trevnerdio

      The original iPhone was a total joke…no 3G or even picture messaging…not to mention lag at every opportunity.

  • Sammaad Shams

    blown away by the new products… APPLE is back!!!

    • kalel33

      Blown away by what? The fingerprint scanner? The same way to unlock a phone as the Motorola Atrix did 2 years ago? What did they bring out that’s much different than the previous model?

      • Sammaad Shams

        64 bit processor… the new computing achievement… super features in ios7, slow motion camera, M Chip to name a few. Don’t forget the battery life.

        • ProudPapa

          I guess the only real question I have is why the sudden need for 64-bit processor on a phone? A lot of desktops still run 32-bit and can handle Adobe Creative suite, so I am pretty sure a phone with a 4 inch screen should run just fine with a 32 bit processor, unless the ram suddenly spikes to 4 GB in these devices. The M Chip is a gimmick to get you to buy other products, classic apple, and the “features” of ios7 mainly make it look more like Android. Battery life is being improved on all new devices.

        • James

          That must be why Adobe doesn’t create 32-bit Creative Suite products anymore, huh?

        • ProudPapa

          Um, not all of the products in CS6 have to be 64 bit. Pretty sure the iPhone 5s can’t handle premiere, 64 bit or not.

        • Sammaad Shams

          see my response to Kalel above.

        • kalel33

          64 bit wasn’t even a computing achievement in computers. I don’t see how it’s such an achievement in phones when it didn’t really change much of anything in the desktop environment.

          The chip you refer to is not an “M” chip but the “M7″ chip. It’s just a dedicated processor to do a specific feature(fitness and health). Heck the Moto X has two extra dedicated processor to do specific tasks…..it must be twice as good.

          Super features in IOS 7 are just Android copies.

          Slow motion camera has been done for a long time with Android phones.

          For battery life, there are quite a lot of Android phones that do better than the stated battery life of the Iphone 5S or 5C.

          I guess if all you know is IOS then these are groundbreaking features but for the rest of us, that use other OSs, then it’s a “meh” type of reaction.

        • Sammaad Shams

          I did not say that 64 bit is computing achievement. However, it is first to be done on mobile phone. i am not sure why you are saying it did not change much in the computing world. It did. Look at all the servers, they run 64 bit to move information fasters. In business world, our Company is using 64 bit so that multiple loadsets can run at the same time.

          Further, you may argue that this chip is useless in mobile phones as it does not support memory to take advantage. The purpose of through 64 bit now is not to improve performance but to provide tools to their App developers now so by the time 4 gb comes out everything is running 64 bit. Its very forward looking of them. Once the switch happens they have software and hardware ready.

          This is first mover advantage and it is setting trend. Just today, Samsung annouced that they will have 64 bit. However, android transition to 64 bit will be fragmented and painful as no tools are out their for developers to make 32 bit apps to 64 bits.

          I hope this make some things clear.

        • ProudPapa

          ARM has actually been working on 64-bit for years, it just hasn’t been prime-time until now, which is why Samsung made the announcement to counter Apple. It was only a matter of time before phones hit 64-bit, Apple is just the first to race one out the door. So, congrats to Apple for being first, but that doesn’t make them innovative.

          As for Android, fragmentation argument is baseless, because Apple is just as guilty about that. Even when older gen’s get the new iOS, they often don’t get all the features, so iOS is just as fragmented. The 64-bit iOS will only run on the 5S, so all the rest will still be 32-bit: fragmentation.

          Why would there be tools for dev’s to make 32-bit apps to 64-bit apps on Android when 64 bit Android hasn’t been released yet? Those won’t release until the OS releases, that’s just the order of things.

          When Mobile phones start being used as servers in the real-world, I will gladly accept your argument.

        • kalel33

          “I did not say that 64 bit is computing achievement.”

          This is what you said exactly: “64 bit processor… the new computing achievement.” I’m now confused.

        • Sammaad Shams

          I meant in mobile not regular computing…. Would have made sense if I wrote this :).. Good catch… :)

        • Chris

          Are we talking about 5S or 5C?

          5S is running on A7.
          5C is running on A6 (which was the one used in 5).

    • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

      Sounds like a sham to me. No pun intended….

  • Noor Mahmoud

    From the vague comparisons Apple gave it, it means that the power of the iPhone5s is below the Galaxy S4, and not even close to the newer modern phones like the LG G2, Note 3, etc. that are being released in the same time frame. The camera features it touted have been around since the Galaxy S3, the battery life was really only like 5% better than the current iPhone 5, which many complain about it dying too quickly. The fingerprint scanner is a gimmick and raises security concerns about companies and the government having your fingerprints. The plastic on the iPhone5c shows how Apple is trying to push a double standard by having the same “Cheap” plastic competitors had. The comment about it having the most LTE bands is a statistical lie, with the Note 3 having more. Rant, rant, rant, etc.

    TL;DR
    Both of the new iPhones are jokes.

    • Saad Akhtar

      if you have a passport or birth certificate, your goverment already has your fingerprints.

      • Mark

        I’m not sure what country you live in, but I’m in the USA, I have a passport, and I wasn’t fingerprinted to get it. I’m aware that the hospital did my footprints when I was born, but my mother has never mentioned my also being fingerprinted at the time. Plus, I can’t imagine how useful any fingerprints would be if they were taken when my fingers were 6mm wide.

        • Chris

          California DMV now requires fingerprint when you get or renew your license.

          Not an iphone fan and will never get one; just saying.

      • Noor Mahmoud

        Yes, I live in America and the government does NOT have my fingerprints. And I’d rather not give it to them via Apple.

      • 21stNow

        Yeah, we don’t give our fingerprints to get a passport in the US.

      • kalel33

        They didn’t do electronic fingerprinting when I was born. My birth certificate is still at the small hospital in Kansas, where they’ve only seen it.

  • 21stNow

    Talk about underwhelming! This means that Apple won’t get my ~$700 this year, which leaves more in the pot for Samsung and Nokia.

  • Taylor White

    Yay!

  • besweeet

    This event was one of their more uneventful events in recent years. Not because everything was leaked, but because the updates just weren’t as mindblowing this time around, not that any of the recent updates were truly mindblowing. 5c’s price is a bit higher than expected.

    • kalel33

      Higher than who expected? I expected it to be around that price. Apple is not going to sell a “cheap” device at a “cheap” price. Look at the Ipad Mini.

      • besweeet

        Who = most

        I was expecting it to be $499 off-contract. Oh well. Keeping my 5.

        • kalel33

          The “most” you are referring who expected a low price phone were just wishful thinking. Based on Apple’s behavior, over the last 10 years, anyone that would logically predict the price would have known Apple would never sell a device cheap, even if the device was cheap itself. Apple would have done a 180 on all their previous decisions on price to sell it lower.

        • besweeet

          We’re considered “most,” going off of speculation and rumors from early on.

        • kalel33

          I didn’t see a single article that speculated or rumored any price point, only that it’d be a cheaper new iphone.

      • squiggleslash

        But they are selling a cheap device at a high price, which doesn’t make much sense.

        Look, I got it with the iPods. Just under ten years ago, when they introduced the iPod mini (subsequently replaced with the iPod nano) they were obviously going for a “Some people want an even smaller, more elegant, design” rather than a “Some people want a cheaper iPod”.

        Likewise, as you point out, the iPad mini. Aimed not at people who need a cheap iPad (despite widespread news coverage implying that) but at people who find the normal iPad ridiculously large.

        In both cases, iPod mini/nano, and iPad mini, Apple could probably have gotten away with charging the same, or even slightly more, for the new variant.

        But this announcement isn’t for a device aimed at a different market. It’s a plasticy, less powerful, version of the high end product at a price that’s in the same ballpark.

        What gives?

        • kalel33

          The Ipad mini wasn’t just smaller. It has the same slow processor as the Ipad 2. Lowest resolution of any 7″ range tablet. It is a smaller Ipad 2 and given a premium price as if it was a smaller Ipad retina.

        • squiggleslash

          Yes. but the small size was enough to counter the processor issue.

          To put it another way, Apple could probably have sold the iPad mini for more than the regular iPad if the CPU had been the same and it’d had a retina display. It was never intended to be a “cheap” iPad, it was intended to be a useful iPad – to people who find the 10″ size too large to be useful.

        • kalel33

          That’s like saying the Nexus 7 should cost more than the Nexus 10 because they have the same components, which the Nexus 7 is almost half the price.

        • TheVorlon

          And also subsidized by Google.

        • kalel33

          Subsidized means covering the cost of the device to make money elsewhere. They don’t sell it under the cost to manufacture and they sell it lower so you spend more money on apps, books, music, movies, etc. Amazon does the same thing. It’s like buying a cheap printer so they can sell you the ink. Apple could do the exact same thing but they want you paying out the butt in both the content and the device. Call them greedy or call Google and Amazon geniuses but I really wouldn’t call it subsidized.

          Apple could come out with an e-ink reader for $300 and would you still decry Amazon for subsidizing their Kindle?

          Also, my point is that both Nexus 7 and 10 are made by Google but one is almost half the price with the same internal specs and quality of screen. Apple put out a turd and charged a premium.

        • RedGeminiPA

          Funny, but Amazon isn’t exactly a wealthy company compared to many. I’d say they almost regret their business model, since many people only select free apps. That’s why developers will always cater to Apple’s App Store where more people aren’t cheap asses and actually pay for apps.

        • kalel33

          Developers cater to Apple’s store because it’s easier to develop apps to only a few screen resolutions and a couple of OS versions. With Android you have to deal with multiple OS versions, tons of different screen sizes and resolutions, and a bunch of different processors.

          Have you ever seen a dev’s picture where they laid out all the Android phones that they test their apps on? I’ve seen devs post photos of their table having over 40 different phones to test on.

      • Chris

        Dude, they are selling the iPhone5 with a plastic back and calling it 5C (same processor, same screen res, same camera). which in theory should’ve reduced their production cost and they could’ve lowered it to $449 or $349 to be honest.

        Get off being a fanboy.

        • kalel33

          ROFL. You must be new around here, calling me an Apple fanboy. I’ve owned 4 different Android phones and would never own an Iphone. I’m just realistic in my assessment. Yes, they could have lowered the price but they won’t. Why? Because they are Apple and hordes of people will buy their device, just because it’s got that “prestige” factor of being an Apple product.

    • David Lebron

      When have they had “mindblowing” updates??? Oh, the headphone jack on the bottom, sorry… Lol

      • besweeet

        The iPhone 4 set a lot of new standards for devices. That’s the last time things really seemed less predictable.

        • 21stNow

          I still think that the iPhone 4 was the best iPhone ever made, especially at its inception.

  • VG

    If the base iPhone 5C is going for $99 (with contract) and $549 (with contract), why on earth did Apple even bother “inventing” this model? Why didn’t they just do what they have always done (i.e., sell last year’s flagship phone at exactly these price points)???

    Anybody have any theories?

    • VG

      Oops, I meant $549 (off contract)

      • GwapoAko

        They want to ripoff all our pockets!!! they should just continue the iPhone 5!!!

    • besweeet
      • Spanky

        If the roles were reversed, Apple would already be filing a lawsuit!

      • RedGeminiPA

        Funny, considering those Nokia phones look like iPods from several years ago…

      • TmoSamsungMan

        Not a good comparison even though the 1020 has the best camera on the market. Good try though.

    • kalel33

      People will buy “new” phones more aptly than buying a previous generation phone.

    • redsa6729

      Higher profit margins from taking the 5′s internals and putting them into a cheaper plastic shell?

    • coma sense

      The new iPhone 5c have 13 lte bands making it a true world phone(one phone for all regions). The old iPhone 5 have different models for different regions of the world.
      It’s cheaper to build.

  • GwapoAko

    They think all iSheeps are zombies hehehehe! They phased out iPhone 5 – which the price should go down to $549.. instead they replaced it with cheap plastic bwahahhhaa…

    • Spanky

      As opposed to “expensive” aluminum?

      • Paul

        What about the kevlar?!

    • RedGeminiPA

      Coming from someone who thinks Samsung’s REALLY CHEAP plastic is just fine…

  • squiggleslash

    The 5C’s about 20% “c”heaper than the top-of-the-line model?

    I’m a little surprised. Even on the other carriers, where it’s reportedly $100/$200 (as opposed to $200/300 for the S) the price difference seems to be far from a different ballpark. If this was a device with different (as opposed to poorer) features, I could understand it, but it seems weird and lacking a market. Perhaps it’s a spoiler – a way to get people into the store, knowing once they’ve seen it vs the real thing, and seen the minor price difference, they’ll go for the higher end model?

  • D Velasquez

    Nokia lumia colors, Nokia lumia colors everywhere!

    • Dakota

      Windows tweeted that.

  • Aurizen

    i hope the iphone 5c will be 350-400

    • 21stNow

      Did you miss the announcement? The iPhone 5C is $549 for the 16GB and $649 for the 32GB models.

      • Aurizen

        oh wow. so its pretty much the same price of what they do with the older models when a newer model comes out… thats so lame. thought it would have been cheap like the ipad mini…

        • kalel33

          The Ipad mini is not cheap. The only thing cheap about the Ipad mini is the components. They priced the Ipad mini as a smaller Ipad retina but gave it all the components and specs of a smaller Ipad 2. If you bought an Ipad mini then you paid the excessive Apple premium.

        • Aurizen

          wow, but isnt the ipad 350

        • kalel33

          It is but you can get a Nexus 7 tablet or Kindle Fire 7″ from last year that has a faster processor and higher resolution screen for under $200. That’s not even comparing it to the new models($229) which are much better.

        • RedGeminiPA

          The iPad mini starts at $329 and includes more screen real estate, much longer battery life and many more tablet optimized apps. Many people will find the extra cost to be well worth it. On top of that, there won’t be RAM issues because Apple didn’t (Google did) demanded it to be built as cheap as possible by suppliers (Asus).

        • kalel33

          Absolutely, putting in a low res screen and a slow processor will increase the battery life but doesn’t do wonders for speed. The Nexus gets 10 hours of battery life and the Ipad Mini gets 12. I couldn’t ever see myself using a tablet for more than 10 hours without having time to plug it in.

        • 21stNow

          I think that those prices are just a bit too high, myself. Maybe Apple will do what they did with the original iPhone and drop the price by $200 after a couple of months. I doubt it, as there were many unhappy customers then and I don’t know how much the iTunes gift cards helped the situation.

        • Aurizen

          or maybe T-Mobile will sell it a bit cheaper…

        • Dakota

          Most people still buy phones on contract so to them a new iPhone at 99 sounds like a deal It is anamazing how much coverage Apple gers with all these announcementcconsidering there weren’t any surprises. Even SSamsung can’t get that.

        • Mirad77

          Everything has it’s time my friend. Remember when MotoRazr was ~$600?

        • TheVorlon

          The iPad mini with cell radio starts at $459.

  • wantLTE

    Any word on reduced pricing for remaining stock of iPhone 5?

    • GwapoAko

      Try calling your local Apple store :) before they run out of stock.

  • Admiral Cornwallis

    5s prices are: $649 16GB, $749 32GB, $849 64GB

  • SEBA

    They claiming fastest LTE on the market now. I thought Note 3 has the latest LTE, too. Did apple missed the september 4th event?

    • GwapoAko

      Bwahaha what do you expect from Applie!!!LOLO!

      • SEBA

        I was expecting ipen :)

        • GwapoAko

          May be they will have it next year :)!

        • Spanky

          They will proclaim that they invented it, too!

  • GwapoAko

    I will wait for iPhone 7S – i need to use my iPhone 4$ for 4 more years!!! LOL!

  • lumia

    after what i saw today im going to buy a lumia 1020

    • 21stNow

      I was thinking the same thing. If Windows Phone 8 had screen orientation lock, my thoughts would become actions. I also want a SiriusXM radio app for Windows Phone, but I would be willing to still use my Android devices for that.

      • Paul

        Could you just log into the SiriusXM online through the browser?
        Lame that there isn’t an app for windows 8 mobile.

        • 21stNow

          I haven’t tried that in about three years, and don’t remember the experience. I’ll try it out to see if this is an alternative.

      • BlackJu

        Orientation lock will come on gdr3. Its already been leaked.

        • 21stNow

          OK, the question then becomes will existing devices receive this upgrade? I’m hoping that the Lumia 94x series comes out before the end of the year, and that this feature will be on it.

  • redsa6729

    Under normal circumstances the IPhone 5 wouldn’t be discontinued, would be moved into that mid-tier category, and be priced at around $549-off/$99-on contract (like the 4S previously was). But instead we get the 5C, which seems to be exactly the same as the 5 but with a cheaper plastic shell. I’m not sure how that’s a win for the consumer but obviously Apple benefits.

  • Roger Sales

    T-Mobile will most likely make the iPhone 5C 70$ down with 24 monthly payments of 20$, much like the iPhone 4S is priced right now. Either that, or they’ll go for the 0$ down option and make customers pay 22-23$ a month. I’m disappointed in price-point, but considering how much of a steal this is on a T-Mobile family plan, I’m not entirely unhappy.

    • kalel33

      If the Iphone 5C is a steal then the $250 Nexus 4 16GB would be a death sentence felony.

      • Roger Sales

        It’s not for me, it’s for my sister. She loves iPhones, and I am willing to pay 70$ down for a phone that she will be super grateful for. I am saying that in general, we’re not breaking the bank for service as I will only be paying 30$ for her line outside of financing.

        • kalel33

          fair enough

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  • Mirad77

    According to Apple a cheap phone (iPhone 5C) is $550. Wow! And all this time the isheeps have been making fun of Samsung’s plastic back panels.

    • RedGeminiPA

      The differences are: Samsung’s plastic feels cheap, and the 5C won’t scatter across the floor in several pieces when you drop it.

      • TmoSamsungMan

        How do you know that? Oh yeah you already have it in your hands and did a drop test. You Isheep will find anything to say to justifie how getting ripped off year after year is ok. Oh and what a great company, they managed to sell the I phone 5 but this time with different color plastic. The plastic debate and criticism is over buddy!

        • Brian T.

          Tons of “first looks” by tech sites all over the internet are universal in their praise for the high quality casing — and most compare it quite favorably to Samsung’s relative cheapness/creakiness.

          And I don’t think getting what basically is the iPhone 5 with some minor improvements (better front camera, slightly bigger battery) for $100 cheaper is getting ripped off at all…

        • TmoSamsungMan

          What point did you just make? Just like someone replied to me before, baaa baaa baaa. And oh yea you already held the 5c.

      • Mirad77

        That’s what you’ll tell yourself so you can sleep tonight?

      • Spanky

        Aaaaaaah, Apple’s using expensive plastic! Thanks for clearing that up for us!

    • Brian T.

      It was never designed or claimed to be a “cheap phone.” And I’m never a grammar nazi, really, but if you’re going to use the tired and silly iSheep moniker, the plural of “sheep” is not “sheeps.”

      • Mirad77

        AS you correctly called it MONIKER. Maybe you should check the meaning of the word before using it. And yes you are no grammar whatever you want to call yourself.

        • kalel33

          The word “moniker” means a name or a nickname, which works perfectly well in his reply. isheep is a nickname for Apple fanatics. What did you think the word meant?

        • Mirad77

          Nicknames are generated by those who made them up without the normal singular or plural. As they are not generally English words but can be in some case accepted in our day to day use of English. Mr grammar.

        • kalel33

          Yes, you are correct, but that still doesn’t answer why “moniker” doesn’t work with his reply. If you are stating that “isheeps” is grammatically OK because it’s a moniker then that is incorrect. “isheep” is a an accepted term but “isheeps” is not, thus everything he posted was correct.

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    i can see a lot of parents buying these for their teen girls

    • kalel33

      Yep.

    • Brian T.

      Kids in general, I bet. Tons of them have iPod touches (and thus a bunch of iOS apps already), and the 5C will make for a pretty ridiculously great first phone.

      • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

        yep agreed

  • KingCobra

    Apple overpriced the hell out of the 5C. I knew part of its purpose was to increase their margins but damn. I expected $450 to be the absolute max price.

    • moises1204

      motorola did the same with moto x!

      • Donald White

        Isn’t the reason why the Moto X is so expensive is because it was made in America?

        • moises1204

          Motorola has been over pricing their product way before they were bought by Google, pricing product is not their strong suit, remember how expensive they priced the Motorola xoom when it came out? it is my opinion that if they had priced the Moto x in the $350- 400 range they would have made a killing, they need to put this phone on as many people hands as possible but at that price! i don’t think it’s going to happen but again i could be wrong.

        • areallytallguy

          There was an article online recently stating the the estimated cost of manufacturing the Moto X in the US is only $2 more than making it in China. Motorola just wants to make a large profit margin.

  • ELBubs

    So just watched IOS7 keynote… glad to see they are finally bringing features that’s been around in android for a few years now!

  • Jim

    “Add in an A7 chip as the first 64-bit smartphone, 40x bump in performance and 56x in graphics performance over the original iPhone and you’ve got a workhorse.”

    What kind of comparison is that? Compare it to the iphone 5 or 5C

    • TmoSamsungMan

      Let’s wait for the benchmarks to tell us that. How isheeps still trust and are loyal to Apple after all this is unimaginable, but hey how many people still support and trust the us Government Hey?

      • http://tmonews.com David

        Proud to be an iSheep…baaaaa, baaaaa.

        • TmoSamsungMan

          Don’t take it personal Dave, i’ve always thought better of you.

        • Brian T.

          No one is better or worse for using a particular operating system, and it’s awesome to see any company release interesting new features for their products! Me, for example: I’m a huge Apple fan. And a Samsung fan, an HTC fan, a Nokia fan, an LG fan, and a Moto fan, just happy to see things nobody imagined possible less than 10 short years ago!

  • TmoSamsungMan

    Lummia 1020 best cam, galaxies great features, htc nice build with cool specs, iPhone 5s….. Oh yea gold core processor, still waiting for benchmarks see how they rip off there poor loyal fan base. Sad.