iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 5s….advice please!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can order the 5S online – no need to go to a store.Free shipping from Apple.

Why not do the 5S 32GB? It’s only $100 more than the 5C and has a much faster processor, much better camera, etc.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SouthernSunshine:  The 5c is a 5 in a plastic case.. so it isn’t really even a “new” phone. I have a gold 16 5s and looove it.

If you have an Apple store near you, check every morning online at opening to see if they have any in stock available for in store pick up. You’ll have to pay for it online then, but once you get there they can return it, trade in your phone, and sell it to you again. If possible, stop by in store earlier in the day. There is a max threshold for ones they can sell for pick up so there will be phones available for walk in. Also check online periodically, because they get shipments throughout the day and those phones become available as they arrive.

Since you want one with larger storage, you should actually have an EASIER time getting one. The 16gb are the ones that go first!

My boyfriend is an inventory manager for apple 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I don’t know a lot about the 5C, but I just got my “space gray” 5S last week and I love it!! Finger sensor thing is so cool!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SouthernSunshine:  just an fyi – if you have a Best Buy near you, you can trade in your current phone and get at least $100 towards an upgrade to 5c or 5s. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SouthernSunshine:  There are other websites that are doing trade ins.. I’m pretty sure that at gazelle.com they will send you the money and give you up to a certain date to mail in your phone! You might want to check them out as an option!

ETA: I just looked, and they won’t give you as much as apple/verizon 🙁 So I guess it depends on convenience for you! I hope you get a phone soon!

Post # 9
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would spend the money on the 5s. The 5c has the same components as the iPhone 5 but they put a colourful *plastic* backing around it.

Post # 10
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355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@djenah79:  Do you happen to know if you can trade in multiple old iphones? I have my current one (a 4) and an older one (a 3S maybe?) that I use as an ipod for my car.  It would be amazing if I could trade in both!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I got the 5C, I have never had a smart phone before.  It does everything I need a phone to do, I don’t give a crap that it is plastic and not metal.  The difference between the 5S and 5C was not worth $100 to me.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@SouthernSunshine:  I have the 5S and love it!!  My sister has the 5C.  It’s really nice too, it just depends on how much storage you want!

Post # 14
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252 posts
Helper bee

@SouthernSunshine:  ik this wasnt the question you wanted answered but i had the same problem as you regarding the memory… changed my phone through insurance 2x and threatened to cancel my plan! They finally fogured out i had my email set up through the server and thats what was hogging my memory!! I had literally 0 bytes left. I went on computer deleted 4,000 emails now i have 8gbs!!!! you shouldndef try that nbecause ifnyou transfer all your data from the 4 to the 5 and have 16gb you’ll have the same issue! Also maybe dont spend the extra $ on 32gb phone you def dont need it!!! I have sooo many apps and songs amd have half my memory left

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

@BagsnBooks:  you can trade in multiple devices with Verizon.  They don’t have to be verizon phones. 

@SouthernSunshine:  I would go with the 5s.  The 5c is the same as the 5 and the 5c is metal with the permanent plastic back, no fingerprint scanner.  The 5s has an A7 chip which is twice as fast as the 5c..

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We just got the 5s’s and love them!! My baby is due today, and our deciding factor was the camera!! It’s amazing!

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