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The iPhone 5S Hasn't Been Officially Announced, Already Has Line 181

Daniel_Stuckey writes "The iPhone 5S line has already begun, despite Apple not even having made its announcement yet. From the looks of the invite to the unveiling in San Francisco on Sept. 10 (and another event the following day in Beijing, where iPhones are all the rage), the company will not only be announcing a next generation iPhone, the 5S, but also the lower-priced 5C model, in a variety of cheaper-looking colors."
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The iPhone 5S Hasn't Been Officially Announced, Already Has Line

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  • Hmmmm .... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by gstoddart ( 321705 ) on Monday September 09, 2013 @01:38PM (#44799841) Homepage

    but also the lower-priced 5C model, in a variety of cheaper-looking colors

    WTF does that even mean?

    Purple used to be reserved for Royalty I think, but I'm not sure I follow what 'cheaper-looking colors' is supposed to even mean.

    Do we have some sort of chart which shows which color looks more expensive than another? Because I've never heard of this.

  • by h4rr4r ( 612664 ) on Monday September 09, 2013 @01:47PM (#44799995)

    Please tell me this thing is even taller, I want the iPhone to end up looking like one of those satellite tv remotes.

  • by tipo159 ( 1151047 ) on Monday September 09, 2013 @01:57PM (#44800147)

    Well, your one bad experience buying a new model car years ago should certainly keep us all away from buying new items at launch ...

    I have had a lot of first model year cars and I have found them to be no more likely to have issues than subsequent model years. Actually, of the cars that I collect, I usually prefer first model year cars because they usually have quirky or interesting features that are dropped because they were judged not popular enough or cost-reduced out.

    I have a first generation iPad and iPod touch from the initial launches of both products. Other than Apple abandoning iOS support for the products (and recently the battery on the iPod touch), I have had no issues with them.

    But, if the rumors hold true, the products that Apple will launch tomorrow are going to evolutions (or devolutions) of products that have been out for years, not truly new products, so I don't understand how your point applies.

  • Re:Apple stagnation (Score:5, Interesting)

    by puto ( 533470 ) on Monday September 09, 2013 @04:39PM (#44802335) Homepage
    Little revisionist history? Which is not unexpected from an Iphone fan. Siri was an app that originally worked on all iphones, then Apple bought them, integrated it into the phone, and then killed the original app and its back end so it would stop functioning, so you had to get a 4s for it. Funny, how their were no mic issues before, when it was a third party app.

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