Apple's cheap iPhone to be called iPhone 5C?

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The S stood for Speed as we know it as. Does the C in this case stand for cost? In my opinion, they could come up with a better name to bring customers in to purchase it.


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Oops, meant MoneyMaker!


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Whew.. My first response was, "Monkey?" But anyways, yeah. If you think about it there was also a 3GS. In my past experiences, to this day I tell people and suggest to them to not buy an iPhone with an S at the end of the name. Usually those do not have much of a difference. Minor fixes. They do add one difference/upgrade to convince buyers, but that's marketing for ya. They do that to make the cost higher. :p


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According to a box of boxes, Apple will produce the iPhone 5C. :D

This sounds plausible. It's the iPhone 5, but with color.
I haven't done research yet, but if it is going to be a cheaper iPhone, is it going to be the iPhone 5 without a few features thereforee cheaper?


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According to a box of boxes, Apple will produce the iPhone 5C. :D

This sounds plausible. It's the iPhone 5, but with color.
How is it an iPhone 5 if it looks nothing like a 5, has a cheap plastic casing instead of aluminum and likely has sub-par specs? Why even put 5 in the name? Oh yeah, because Apple's naming scheme makes no sense anymore. Carry on. :D
 
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How is it an iPhone 5 if it looks nothing like a 5, has a cheap plastic casing instead of aluminum and likely has sub-par specs? Why even put 5 in the name? Oh yeah, because Apple's naming scheme makes no sense anymore. Carry on. :D
Exactly. I'm starting to wonder about Apple and their decision making. I know that they are a billion dollar+ corporation but nonetheless people start thinking before buying their updated products as they may not have been updated very much but to fix a few minor things.


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They don't need an iPhone 5C (Cheap). They need an iPhone 5B (Big). That's where the demand is. They already have cheap iPhones to sell (4 and 4S).
 
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They don't need a cheap iPhone. They already have a 4 and 4S to sell. What they need is a big-screen iPhone. That's where the insane demand is.
Most definitely. My mother left the iPhone world due to calls dropping, but she went to a different cell phone with a bigger screen which she loves so much now.


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LMAO @ 5b (for big)! MoneyMaker, precisely why I typed "Monkey" at first; the screen is so small! I. am. looking at the Nokia Lumia 920 for its screen size, vibrancy, audio & camera. My eyes, even with Rx reading glasses get blurry after looking at this small screen for a while. I play a lot of games and use FB a lot, and I need bigger !


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LMAO @ 5b (for big)! MoneyMaker, precisely why I typed "Monkey" at first; the screen is so small! I. am. looking at the Nokia Lumia 920 for its screen size, vibrancy, audio & camera. My eyes, even with Rx reading glasses get blurry after looking at this small screen for a while. I play a lot of games and use FB a lot, and I need bigger !
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That's why they have the iPad & iPad mini :D
 

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RoofMonkey: I thought about the Mini iPad, but I don't want it if some of the phones are about the size of the mini.


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The S stands for speed not Siri. Tim Cook said it himself :p

And just an FYI Siri wasn't around when the 3GS was released.
I remember Phil Schiller saying that the S in the 3GS stood for speed, but I don't think Apple ever said what it stood for on the 4S. That was just speculation. It could be speed, Siri, a way to keep the naming scheme consecutive or something else.