The tornado of new Apple devices has taken us over the rainbow, and we have landed in the world of technicolor. We now "c" the light, but what will we "c" inside? Only tools, time, and tenacity will tell.
We know you are as anxious as we are to find out exactly what the "c" means. Here at iFixit, we like to answer the hard questions in life: "Why is it called the c? Why can't Apple name devices in a way that makes sense? What will the insides be like? You asked; we answered. So join us for a colorful taste of the Apple rainbow as we tear down the iPhone 5c.
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With an array of colors to choose from (white, blue, pink, green, and yellow), we decided upon blue. What makes the iPhone 5c different from the iPhone 5s? We're bent on finding out. For starters, the rear case is made of plastic -- looks like our work here is done ...
I think hiring an innovative designer is probably a good step for Apple but I have to say, things just are not the same with Steve Jobs gone and I do fear Apple is starting to lose its brand and design power. I am sure Jobs tried as best as he could to ably prepare the company for his passing once he knew things with his health were dire, but history has shown that without Jobs, Apple just isn't the powerhouse it is with him. I love Apple products and have been an enthusiast for years, and am worried for the company's future.
@shehan - I think this phone does look sleek and modern. A lot of the criticism I hear today sounds similar to what was said when Apple introduced the imac G3 in translucent colours to a world of beige. Today white/titanium is the new beige.
Once again, Apple shakes things up. That's what they do best.
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Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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