Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 22:52 UTC

Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history.


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I thought I was quite original with my avatar, but it seems you are mistaking me for someone else.

For one I didn't call anyone a fanboy and I'm very sure of this because I would never do so as I have a certain dislike for that descriptive term as it's a generalization with a hyperbolic aura.

Second I do not hate iPhones nor do I hate Apple. I don't bet, but if I did have that personality flaw I'd be willing to bet an above average amount that I own the most stuff with an Apple logo on it of all the members of this site and that collection includes more than electrical powered gear.

I have an iPhone and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. Well, maybe an iPhone 5S.

What I merely stated was that the 5C doesn't make much sense, since it's really a minor upgraded iPhone 5 while for a little more money you get the model with all the latest features. Considering how many of the 5S model are being sold Apple might just as well have NOT brought the 5C to market and have people buy the 5S instead. Now they have to support two current generation devices.

They knew the new iPhone would be hit, but they can't be sure both of them will be. I'm guessing the 5C will bring in enough money to make a profit, but I think it will be very modest by Apple standards.

I do not have the 5C and I'm sure you're buying a great phone. It's just that for a little more money you can have an even greater one.

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ezraz Member since:

i didn't say you called me anything, just commenting on the general banter around here.

for me the 5C is about upgrade pecking order... haha... household also has a 4-32gb that's running just fine, so we are replacing the plastic 3G with the plastic 5C.

i agree it might not be exactly what everyone wanted from apple but honestly, until they move away from a rectangular slab in your pocket how much more are they going to add to a pocket computer? you can already do most things remotely that you can dream up through some iOS or android app (or website for that matter).

now that a hardware designer is apple's rockstar i expect their designs to push the envelope much farther than measurable specs. compared to every other tech company on earth you can match or top most apple specs.

it's never been about specs with apple. it's always about the experience and the reliability. the appreciation *aka* love for a device that many of us rely on to make a living.

believe me, my laptop starts crashing and needing multiple system upgrades or showing any OS compatibilities, my fam and I don't eat. so i've been running mobile apple for 15 years now.

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MOS6510 Member since:

Then I hope you Apple hardware keeps working and your family doesn't starve.

I've been playing The Bard's Tale on a Macintosh SE lately so I hope that one doesn't break or I'll lose all my progress and I'm doing rather well.

I'll probably buy the 5S so my wife can swap her 4 for my 5. But I'll wait and see how the 5S does after people have used it for some time.

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leos Member since:

What I merely stated was that the 5C doesn't make much sense, since it's really a minor upgraded iPhone 5 while for a little more money you get the model with all the latest features.

My theory is part of the reason they introduced the 5C was to differentiate the top model. If they had kept selling the 5 then the new top model 5S would look identical to last year's model. They don't want that. They want the current top model to be clearly different from the "budget" model.

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MOS6510 Member since:

I won't rule that theory out, BUT:

It didn't bother Apple with the iPhone 3G/3GS and 4/4S that they looked the same. The 5S doesn't look like the 5 due to the finger reading home button and new colors.

The 5C looks different too and seems like a very happy phone, but if they really had wanted to make it a "budget" phone they should have included a budget price. You can get some good phones for less.

For iPhone 5 users I don't think a 5C would be an interesting upgrade, unlike the 5S. Also the 5S is the point from which they continue on to the next generation.

Maybe the 5C was the next iPhone until they figured out how to do the finger reading and they made the 5S without canceling the 5C. Then again the 5C would have been burned by the media if it was THE next iPhone.

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