Will the Gold iPhone 5S Be Exclusive to 128GB Model

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chris

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Not sure where I saw this rumor, but some have alleged that Apple will offering the gold iPhone 5S in a 128GB configuration only, making it more like a special edition. I'm all for both 128GB storage capacities and the gold/champagne colors, but I'm not in the market for that much storage (or the price that will come along with it). That would be around $499 on-contract, given the $399 price tag of the 64GB configuration.

Will Apple make it exclusive? Anyone think that makes sense?

If available, I'm all over the 16GB champagne/white model. Bling, bling!
 

richardya

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No chance, very bad precedent to set.

As an aside:
I think, as much as people don't like to admit it, people like having a phone everyone can see is the new model.
The new color is a great idea for the in-between upgrade.
 

liberated

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This would be fine for Apple to do, but knowing what most people do, this would be a bad purchase for most if they are buying for the color. People will just put this in an ugly plastic case and cover the color anyway.
 

Sharunda

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No chance, very bad precedent to set.

As an aside:
I think, as much as people don't like to admit it, people like having a phone everyone can see is the new model.
The new color is a great idea for the in-between upgrade.
LOL! U R right there are some show offs who are all too proud to pump their new devices. I don't care about that. In fact, it's the opposite for me. I live and work and travel through areas where its best that no one sees what I have. If they're gonna try to take it then so be it, but for me showing off this is the brand newie new Golden iPhone 5S with 128GB is a foolish idea. Then I would actually be targeted. For me the same same same is good enough. I'd know its new and I'd know it was 128GB I personally don't need anyone to be able to figure it out just on sight.

Apple will do what they want, but I am hoping for an iPhone 5S that looks just like what I have with new innards. They can offer the Gold with 128 just as long as I can get it in my beloved black.
 

liberated

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You know what I think would be nice? Perhaps a shell made out of a super strong scratch resistant material that is thin, awesome looking, comes in colors that is semi permanent (at least 5 years), then Apple would just release upgraded motherboards that can slide in and in essense give you a brand new device (inside), does that sound like a good idea?
 

Europa

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You know what I think would be nice? Perhaps a shell made out of a super strong scratch resistant material that is thin, awesome looking, comes in colors that is semi permanent (at least 5 years), then Apple would just release upgraded motherboards that can slide in and in essense give you a brand new device (inside), does that sound like a good idea?
Any tech company that did this would lose profit so there isn't much incentive for them. Why do this when they can sell you a whole new phone? There are other parts to consider that aren't on the logic board such as the camera and battery that will add to the replacement/upgrade cost. The phone only costs $200 with subsidation and the individual parts wouldn't be subsidized so you wouldn't save any money in the long run - and you'd have a device with more wear than one you only had for one or two years. There are wear points to consider other than scratches and dings such as the home/lock buttons.
 

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Any tech company that did this would lose profit so there isn't much incentive for them. Why do this when they can sell you a whole new phone? There are other parts to consider that aren't on the logic board such as the camera and battery that will add to the replacement/upgrade cost. The phone only costs $200 with subsidation and the individual parts wouldn't be subsidized so you wouldn't save any money in the long run - and you'd have a device with more wear than one you only had for one or two years. There are wear points to consider other than scratches and dings such as the home/lock buttons.
Yeah, I guess you're right, perhaps instead, it can be a universal water proof case that would somehow connect to the phone and relay sound from it as well while providing a mic, etc. I'm thinking out loud here...