On Demand For The iPhone 5C

January 28, 2014

Apple announced earnings the other day, along with the admission that iPhone 5C sales haven’t lived up to expectations.

Personally, it was clear from first glance that I wouldn’t get an iPhone 5C. All the colors except white look strange, and the “Connect Four” case is just plain ridiculous. And then there’s the omnipresent upsell to the 5S – for a hundred bucks more, you get a much better phone, plus something you’d actually take out in public without feeling like a Glee-watching twelve-year old. I though perhaps the goofy colors would appeal more to the hapless spouse, but her first words were “plastic” and the colors were gross to her, too.

Perhaps all it would take is a cheaper iPhone 5C by say, $50 and available in less-obsence colors.

Anyhow, the reality: my wife is out of contract and still toting an increasingly long-in-the-tooth iPhone 4. I have an iPhone 5 that feels perfectly adequate – especially since it no longer exists in the current iPhone line-up. And it doesn’t look like either of us will upgrade until the iPhone 6 rolls around.

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