Apple just had it’s new iPhone event and you can catch up with the news from the Verge’s excellent coverage .
While the 5s will be the flag ship phone some will love to upgrade to given the amazing camera, better harwdware specs and unique fingerprint sensor technology, it’s always been the premium price point which has made Apple’s market share a diminishing number in the face of the Android onslaught.
Confirmation that the 5c is a reality was no surprise and the contract price of $99 and $199 for the 8Gb and 32Gb models respectively sounds competitive but Apple did not announce the off contract price yet.
Personally I wouldn’t mind upgrading my iPhone 4 to a 5c if the price is right as it has some compelling points – decent hardware specs (basically the 5 inside), bigger battery than the iPhone 5, LTE support. Would professionals like doctors shy away from a colorful phone? My feeling is I don’t think so. Looks like Apple has made colourful phones the next in thing.
Here’s the video from the Verge with Ross Miller and Nilay Patel commenting