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Apple iPhone 5c: expensive phones look cheap
That Apple’s iPhone in 2007 has proved a huge success since its introduction, no one will argue with that. Thanks to the smartphone Apple saw its turnover skyrocket and because the company has a wide margin on the devices know to make profits also rose rapidly. The growth in the year 2013, however, there is pretty much out. There are still many iPhones sold, but the market share at in the last few years, apart from quarterly fluctuations, fairly stable. Android continues to grow, however, and especially in the low end is the dominant operating system from Google.
When the first rumors appeared that Apple would come up with a cheaper iPhone consensus was that Apple allows the midrange segment of the market would operate, in order to get more market share and compete with for example the HTC One mini or Galaxy S4 Mini. When it appeared that the phone would be plastic and the first pictures of that online simple plastic design came too speculate on the price. Started people What would it cost? 399 euros? 499 euros? More’re not sure?
Apple has the cheaper iPhone unveiled at a press event and it’s not quite what many would have expected from them. The iPhone 5c is indeed a plastic casing and looks less high-end than the iPhone 5, but he is still well on the price. There are currently no known official prices for the Netherlands, but is the 16GB model costs 599 euros, in the rest of Europe more than you should now resign for an iPhone 5, which now costs at some merchants well below 600 euros.
The iPhone 5c is certainly not a cheap iPhone, but what is it? We hurried after the presentation to the demo room to that question to find an answer.
Housing: aluminum to plastic
IPhones are among the most expensive phones that you can buy and that has a number of reasons. Apple uses natural high-end components and as said the company is big margins, but it is mainly the construction and housing in which a lot of time and money goes down. In the Apple iPhone 4 for the first time realized that the housing could be used as amplifier for the antenna and at the iPhone 5 and 5s, use is made of anodized aluminum in combination with glass strips at the top and bottom deployed. That’s a bit more complicated to make than a simple plastic case. Incidentally, Apple still used under the plastic housing a metal frame that serves as an antenna.
It is therefore no wonder that Apple has this cut near the iPhone 5c. The housing is made of polycarbonate and looks a bit like the latest generation iPod touch, combined with a touch and a bit Lumia Samsung Galaxy. Viewed from the front, the iPhone 5c not much different than an iPhone 5 or 5s, most of the front is occupied by the 4 “screen and below is to find the familiar round home button Turn the phone however, you see. you the differences.
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First is that the back is made of one piece and not three different elements, such as the iPhone 5. In addition, the phone much rounder finished, unlike the hard lines and edges of the iPhone 4, 4s and 5. Although he is only a few millimeters larger than the 5 and 5s, the 5c feels because of the rounded finish slightly different. Ergonomically, we prefer the round shapes of the 5c, but it feels polycarbonate on the other hand much cheaper than the metal of the iPhone 5 and 5s.
Many people will consider it important that their expensive smartphone also high-end looks and high-end feel. That is the 5c, although Apple claims at high and low, is not the case. There is basically nothing wrong with a polycarbonate casing, but combined with the brilliant finish and different colors just do it a little cheap. He also lacks the precision and fine details of a normal iPhone. You can agree or not, but for some owners iPhones are also a status symbol and at that level the scores 5c less than regular iPhones.
The simple polycarbonate housing also has a potential advantage; iPhone 5c is probably the strongest iPhone at times. There is no glass on the back that can crack and no aluminum that can scratch. Who so clumsy with his phone and often drop it, with a 5c may be better off than with a more expensive iPhone.
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