Poll: Will you be buying the new iPhone 5c or 5S?

Ian Hardy

September 10, 2013 9:43 pm

After months of rumoured specs, which were mostly correct, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5c and the 5S today. The iPhone 5c is the ‘cost effective’ iPhone that will coming in green, yellow, blue, white and red. As for the iPhone 5S, this flagship smartphone is apparently the “most forward-thinking phone anyone’s ever made,” was graced with a faster 64-bit A7 chip and the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Both of these will be coming to Canada on September 20th to various carriers and you can check out the complete specs here. While we wait until they become available, will be you buying one?

Will you be buying the new iPhone 5C or 5S?

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  • EvanKrosney

    I think that the vast majority of Mobile Syrup readers can agree with me when I say that I’ll be sticking to my Nexus. Or for that matter, really almost every other phone.

    • George Bucur

      For how much the Nexus 4 goes for, really can’t be beat. Such a great phone.

    • Guest

      especially with PA flashed on it…calibrated colour and full screen

    • Jeff Brassard

      Lumia 520 is the best value of in terms of features vs price.

    • MassDeduction

      This. I don’t know why everyone thinks the Nexus 4 is the best value going. It’s more powerful than the 520, and ought to be since it costs over twice as much, and needs to be as Android is inherently less efficient than Windows Phone.

    • dimnex

      It’s because no one cares about windows phone and there’s no value buying into a platform that lacks in apps

    • MassDeduction

      Oh the irony that you posted that on a site that uses Disqus for its comments system, and Disqus has elected to release its official mobile app exclusively for Windows Phone. I’m using it to reply to you now. :-)

      iOS has more apps than Android, maybe you should go iOS instead for phone? Windows has more apps than anything else, maybe you should go x86 Windows 8 for tablets? The reality is that most of the major apps are available for all the above platforms, including Windows Phone, and quality indie options fill in the gaps as necessary.

    • deltatux

      Why pay more than C$250 off contract and get a phone that’s not much better than the Nexus 4? When it comes to performance/$, you simply can’t beat the Nexus 4.

    • Balls O’Steele

      Only nexus 4 will do for me

    • Jonathan Schmitt

      Yup, Nexus 4 all the way. I hope the next Nexus device is significantly better then the N4, and priced at about 350$ so we can really cheer!

    • Ryan

      Nexus 5 soon, price might go up a bit…and even if it does, still ~ $200 cheaper than iphone 5c

    • Darryl Barnes

      Although I do love my iphone I will say the Nexus 4 is a great device with an unbeatable price.

  • Gagan Mohal

    NOPE, I m getting Samsung Note 3

    • DL1119

      or Nexus 5, which will be far superior compared to 5c and almost 30-50% cheaper in price.

    • Gagan Mohal

      you are right.

  • Sweet

    BB10 is the only platform that meets my needs, so I’ll be sticking with that.

    • JB

      +10000

    • Adam Watts

      I genuinely am curious what those needs are. I have friends that felt that way, but have now switched to Windows Phone or Android.

    • kroms

      There are none. It’s just plain being silly. They are Blinded.

      Many great smartphones out there but for them Z10 ! is the ONLY phone that is worth buying, lmao. The Z30 is due “no one knows” but apperantly It’s the MECCA of phones . LOL A Z10 with a bigger Screen!

    • Regalianoken

      And the iphone5s is a joke of an upgrade from the iphone5? The Galaxy Mega is a bigger screen… s3? would be a more fair comparison. Your point?

    • Ulfredsson The Vanquisher

      Except the Mega is a complete niche market, not the main handset.
      In all fairness though, every phone is basically a slight upgrade from the last (generally)
      It’s just easy to pick on Apple because they haven’t really changed how the phone looks… ever. That and up until iOS 7 there haven’t been many changes to iOS outside of playing catch-up with features that have existed for a while.

    • J-Ro

      I love the Q10 because of the keyboard and how fast it is to go through screens. Other than that, I am getting bored with phones. Nothing really jaw dropping has been done for years.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      The Z10 is an excellent phone with a lot of features the competition hasn’t copied yet. Android is good too, I think it’s the most mature of the OSs with most functionality and the Nexus phones have always been excellent. Windows Phone is very nice too but a little limited in my opinion. iOS is pretty inferior in every way in comparison to the others, the only advantage really being ecosystem. So for me, BB10 really is the best device I could currently buy, this can change. But it certainly won’t be for an iOS device. Maybe the next Nexus might interest me.

    • Sweet

      - workflow, which IMO, BB10 beats the other platforms
      - security
      - around $600 (I got my Z10 for $585)

      On the hardware side, I wanted a removable battery and expandable storage.

    • jonnny

      I am a long time android user, and I am getting really mad at android lately. I hate how Google is trying to control everything and force all their products on me and spy on everything I do. All I want is google maps and gmail. I DO NOT want g+ or any of the other stuff. And now I cant even rate apps without a g+ account. And it keeps creating a g+ page for me. And I hate that there is always a public profile of you no matter what. Evil. I am almost ready to try out BB10. I was really hoping for the Ubuntu Edge, but that failed. I am to the point where I might even get rid of my gmail account. Tho I dont know who I would use for email….

    • Ulfredsson The Vanquisher

      Soooooo… if you have a gmail… you already have a g+ account.
      Also, I think it’s time to put the tinfoil hat back on and go with these nice men in white coats. They’re going to take reeeeaaaal nice care of you. It’s like a sleep over!

    • Stu Pid

      You don’t need a g+ account to use gmail.

    • jonnny

      you need a g+ account to do anything on youtube, or to rate apps, or to rate businesses. and whatever you set your g+ name to, it sets your email name to as well, so you cant have any privacy.

    • Stu Pid

      +1′ing things on the internet maybe yes, but on Play store, no you don’t need it, and you don’t need g+ on Youtube, I have 2 accounts and neither has a g+ account. But occasionally the joining Youtube and g+ comes up and gives you an option not to.

    • Stu Pid

      I don’t have a g+ profile, you don’t have to have one or even if you do just delete it (not the whole google account). Google is trying to compete with Facebook for the social aspect, it’s kind of annoying though.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Work flow? no flash support, no proper remote desktop app or video editor or photoediting app.

    • MatroXX

      BB10 browser has adobe flash desktop version built in it. Splashtop is on the platform as well there’s a built in video editor, and photo touch up baked in the OS.
      Got all your facts wrong.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Photo touchup? Where’s autodesk software? Where’s instagram? Where’s teamviewer? I need those software. So thanks for proving my point that the OS lacks apps.

    • sunHammer

      A friend of mine with a Z10 has Instagram and Teamviewer on his phone. Remember, BB10 always had Android Gingerbread support. BB 10.2 will have Android Jellybean support as well.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Yea that’s great, but I don’t want to go thru loopholes to get the basic apps. Ain’t got time for that. Why get a barebones OS for the same price as a full-fledged one? What’s the “benefit”? Why compromise? The slick swiping stuff isn’t worth the price tag for me.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Let me rephrase: I don’t mean to dismiss BB as a “bad OS” or something, but to justify a downgrade in size, it really needs that “wow” factor that the iOS ecosystem has (yes i know it’s not wow for a lot of u, but I’m talking purely for the app ecosystem, games, stability and battery life).

      I could at the very least consider the iPhone screen downgrade, but the rest, I don’t think so.

    • EvanKrosney

      I won a Z10 through a Mobile Syrup contest. It’s an excellent, excellent phone. I would’ve actually never considered buying one before winning one, but now that I’ve tried it and have been using it for a few months, I’ve gotta say that I’ve been incredibly impressed. It actually reminds me of the extremely intuitive platforms like webOS or MeeGo that never made it.

    • Jay

      I love my Z10 and have tried using others but the Z10 is the phone for me. I use it for messaging, e-mail, phone calls and occasionally Facebook. All the fun and games I use my Samsung tablet for. As a communication device (yes, some people still use their phone for that), tough to beet out BB10!

    • kroms

      ” ONLY platform ” LMAO , You BB users always make me shake my head and laugh at this.

      Apparently BB users are the new fanatics because for them NO OTHER Device exists or does anything close to what a BB Z10 or Q 10 so on so on. Like give it a rest please. BB Smartphones are no different then any other device , in fact they are Medium at best. If people with Android or Iphones or WinP8 devices had to connect to there PC’s every time they wanted to Load Apps ( Side Loading as BB users call it ) ! then Those Company’s would be where BB is today.
      Oh and isn’t it funny that most of the APPS Side loaded come from Android ? LOL
      Jeez.

    • kakarot11

      I liked the z10. .. until I seen the games lag accross the screen…meh
      Rip bb

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      Which games? I have never had a game lag on me.

    • nayab9

      How about people who use their devices for messaging? The unified inbox (hub) on BB10, does not exist, in any similar form on any other platform.. not even the apps on a rooted Android device can emulate it…

      To me, you sound like someone who is a bandwagon hopper. A fan-boy, who, for some apparent reason, would never pick up a BB10 device and objectively try to analyze why it exists. You were most likely once a die-hard platform A (iOS) user, and are now on platform B (Android), and will stick with it until its momentum is gone and the next flavor of the month hits.

    • Regalianoken

      Unified inbox, peek and flow. Seriously. I have a 3ds/vita for gaming. That and every android device I’ve had went through some extreme lag over time. The OS just becomes bloated.

    • EvanKrosney

      I’m a Z10 user myself, but I use a 2013 Nexus 7 and it’s totally lag free. Ever since mid-2012 Android devices have pretty much been lag free for the most part.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      I love my Z10, but I agree Android is pretty nice too. It just needed the hardware to really back it up. I have an old-a*s Asus tablet, and it DOES lag a bit after a while, but after some cleaning it’s good. As a daily driver, I’ll stick to BB10, at least for now. If they don’t continue to support it or something happens, I’ll consider getting the next Nexus.

    • Stu Pid

      Perhaps when you were using Android devices with Froyo or older, Gingerbread and up manages apps (kills idling or unused apps when room is needed).

    • Rashed

      bro, blackberry is good.. at the moment it’s really hard to tell which phone is the best but that’s definitely not blackberry.. you can’t judge a phone with uinified inbox that would be really stupid.. that’s just one feature, if you are talking about features then take a closer look on gs4.. also every different brand have got different features you just cannot judge a phone because of features..

    • nayab9

      Sorry Rashed, I didn’t mean to say it is the best phone, nor did I mean to say it was only based off of one feature. I was only pointing out from the original comment that it does have its own distinct features and innovations that do not exist on other platforms, that’s all. And for some people, may be more important than to others, which would make it their platform of choice.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      Fair enough, the GS4 is really nice. I’m not a huge fan of SamSung, but they make nice products. I simply prefer BB10 right now, I think it’s a very nice OS with a lot of capabilties, and it’s very early in it’s life to really judge how it does. You really have to compare version 4.3 for android, versus 1.2 for BB10, they have a lot to catch up for, and to build their own features.

    • iPlunks

      I guess you never used a WP8 for that

    • nayab9

      Actually, I have. WP8 has a pseudo notification center – absolutely doesn’t compare to the hub.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      Umm… yeah. You have to plug in to side load android apps, on a blackberry. Not a simple process. Along with our own app store, which has a lot of ported android apps. At least we don’t have to use Itunes or Zune software to do anything, we can just plug it in and use as mass storage. Lots of other phones can do what BB10 does… and by that I mean Androids can do it. They still have different ways to do it, and I personally prefer the swiping and method to things on BB10. Oh, and by the way? I don’t plug in my phone to side load any apps, android or otherwise, I can do it wirelessly.

    • Philosoraptor

      Zune? For what, in case you travel back in time? WP8 devices allow you to drag and drop content, just like BB10 or Android.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      Awesome. I’m glad you don’t have to use Zune anymore. Hopefully they keep improving their products.

    • Anthony Roberts

      Yah that’s why the BB10 is the only phone to be fully used in the Pentagon and android and apple doesn’t come close to it. Android is great because it’s open source but also that’s it’s greatest weakness. I have an android tablet and I own the z10 the only purpose the tablet has he apps and games besides that using the thing feels so weird. Using the z10 with the gestures and ease of use compared to the Android OS i feel backwards using an android device. Yah sideloading for now is a pain just because of the app gap however. Just like iOS people use to jailbreak their phones and android device’s custom rom to use to their full potential. BB10 is an amazing OS with the power of QNX and they own TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) and once the app gap is closed BB10 is a much better platform.

    • Stu Pid

      I’m a long time BB user since ~2002ish or so, even had their text message pagers back in the 90′s, but went Android in late 2009 then back to BB a couple years ago then back to Android. Seeing how RIM is being handled is a bit of a turnoff, even though the new Z10 and Q10 are pretty nice, I even have a PlayBook but it hardly can do anything with the lack of good apps from the store. I’m having a hard time coming up with a reason to go back to BB, depends on who buys the company and what happens to it after.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      I agree. I have a Z10 now, but Android has a lot to offer. I also dislike how the management of BB is handling it. The playbook was a nice device, but they made a lot of mistakes with it. Hopefully it works out well for them, and even if you stick with Android, a new threat in the form of a reinvigorated BlackBerry can only push for even better Android features.

  • Henry Hwang

    Everyones passing on both phones lol

    • Plazmic Flame

      Pretty much. I have an iPhone 4S, won’t be upgrading. Waiting for Apple to add a larger battery and/or make the screen bigger but definitely larger battery is top priority for me.

    • Anthony

      should be about 2 or 3 years

  • Peter B

    For the ridiculous price I’d rather buy a Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 once it comes out. Google can really knock it out of the park if they price at $349 unlocked for the Nexus 5.

    • Super_Deluxe

      Or a Note 3

  • lusky3

    No one should be getting the C. It’s a Cheap trick by Apple to keep the iPhone 5 price from taking a real price drop.

    The 5S is interesting. I like the slo-mo camera. But I fear too many devs are going to make 32 and 64 bit versions of their apps, and charge more for the 64bit version.

    • southerndinner

      Slo mo can be done on all 2013 Samsung devices

    • lusky3

      I see you are right.

  • Regalianoken

    Sticking with my z10, was thinking of an ios device as a backup/burner phone, but not at anything remotely that price (was expecting the 5c to be reasonable)

    • kroms

      This is APPLE we are talking about , that price IS reasonable ! Just walk into any Apple Store and Ask there Genius Dudes.

    • BB BB

      Nexus 4 is a good backup burner phone of you can still get one for 199-249

  • Dimitri

    I most likely will be passing on this & getting the Note 3.

    Also Apple’s stock has gone down. It seems even the stock holders are realizing that Apple can come out with all this, but still does not make them the best or innovating.

    I spoke to a Apple care rep & even he said the same, its not going to sell that well & many will complain about the home button having issues.

    • skullan

      It will sell (the 5c), let’s face it, there are still enough uninformed people out there that are waiting for Apple to invent the first low-priced smartphone!

      Majority of people are not MobileSyrup users. They go with brands or trends.
      Apple = Brand. Android phones with various specs, increasing in sales every day, trend.

      Even the S3/S4 are still trends.

      I am not saying fad, I am saying trend.

    • BB BB

      Chinese are not dumb. The guardian said people in China were comparing them to potato peelers. Especially when priced over 700 for the 5C in china

    • davedooter

      The Note 3 is going to be amazing.

    • Dimitri

      Ni doubt it will be. I just wish carriers would give us the release date so i can off that date.

    • Gagan Mohal

      coming on 4th October.

    • Dimitri

      Yes but carriers can pick whatever day they want. Hopefully it comes out on that date

  • Elmo Prankster

    My Galaxy SII is as good if not better than anything Apple has right now.

  • Russell

    Still using my 3 year old iPhone 4. I like my iphone/iOS, i prefer it over other OS’s but I see no reason to upgrade to a 5C/S. It’s not worth what you are getting for the money you have to pay. Apple are still behind in many features that are standard on Android/Win8 phones. If i did upgrade to something right now, it would probably be HTC One or Nokia 920/925.

  • Aydreean

    yep planning on getting the gold one and using it on wind

  • jeff

    Needs more screen

  • Machzy

    I don’t get why MS posts about anything Apple related – 90% of people that frequent here (or the comments at least) are Android fanboys.

    I’m not – I don’t have loyalty to any brand – that’s just my observation.

    • sketaful

      I’m using android. Doesn’t make me a fanboy thought. Just go with what I feel fills my needs.

    • Machzy

      I’m in the same boat mate….

    • davedooter

      As long as your needs aren’t that of a 16 year old girl, there is no reason anyone should be buying an iPhone these days.

    • Anaron

      I think iPhones are overpriced but if got one for free, I’d use it.

    • sketaful

      Seriously? The Iphone is a great phone. You’re just lying if you say othervise. The hole Android Vs IPhone isn’t even about if Iphone is good or not, it’s about which phone is the best. I leave the “best” part to them to figure out (argue about) but trying to say that there is no reason to get an Iphone is just stupid.

      I go Android every time, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong doing othervise.

    • thedosbox

      The comments section is never an accurate judge of who reads a site. The only people who post are either trolls, basement dwelling fanboys or spammers.

      Oh, wait.

    • Anaron

      Hey! I’m a smartphone fanboy for life.

    • nayab9

      90% of the smartphone market is Android… so its about right anyway, lol

    • skullan

      Whereas, I don’t get why people complain about a manufacturer independent website, posting articles about the Telecom/Mobile handset business.

      It doesn’t matter what the vocal part of the community says, it’s news. It affects the mobile sector and the very fact that you and many others have taken the time to respond indicates it is news you care about, whether or not you like it is another story.

    • davedooter

      The latest statistics show the world as a whole is 90% Android fanboys.

      That’s because Apple and their Fisher Price iPhones are stagnant and a joke of the mobile device space now.

    • Philosoraptor

      You’d have a good career as an evangelical preacher…

    • davedooter

      Thanks.

      Beats being an unemployed janitor…

    • Philosoraptor

      You’re welcome. Let us know how the career transition works out.

  • Mike Baughan

    Lumina 1020!

    • kid_jenius

      Lumia* :P

    • Mike Baughan

      Autocorrected, ironically, on my Lumia 800.

  • kid_jenius

    nope, sticking with my Lumia 920

  • DaveMa

    not getting both, disappointed!

  • andyb

    Nothing special about the S or C.A 4S would suffice for most anyone.A 4 would probably be fine for most since the siri fad has worn out

  • Hilman in Edmonton

    Wouldn’t use an iPhone if you gave it to me. I’ll will be moving from a Nexus 4 to the LG G2 as soon as it’s out, that phone is a beast!!

    • Steve

      if you like stock android you might want to wait for the nexus 5 as rumour is it will be based off the g2

    • Plazmic Flame

      If Google keeps the 3000 mAh battery that the G2 has, I would definitely buy a Nexus.

  • Apocalypso

    With super charged phones like the Note 3, LG G2 and Xperia Z1 being available for purchase in the very near future, the iPhone 5S pales in comparison, especially when you consider that the 5S contains only minimal upgrades from its predecessor.

    • Florin N

      you forgot the Lumia 1020 and the 1520.Those are beasts too compared with the “new” iphones…Really everyone is moving ahead except Apple.

    • Philosoraptor

      As much as I like Nokia, the 1020 and the 1520 aren’t much bigger upgrades over the 920/925. The 1020 has that monster camera module that is indeed better but I’ve never been dissatisfied with the 920′s imaging performance. The 1520 is only for those very few that prefer to carry a tablet in their pocket.
      My point is that you really can’t bash Apple and praise Nokia for what amounts to be the same thing.

    • J-Ro

      I agree. To each their own.

  • kakarot11

    Note 3 or the new lg. … easy decision. Maybe the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7″ screen?

  • Manuel Orellana

    I really don’t understand this decision by Apple, it makes no sense at all. You want to attack the “budget” market so you release a phone that is closely priced to your flagship phone (If I was really in the market for an iPhone the difference in price between one and the other on contract would not steer me away from getting the S, why not?)

    Having said that, if I’m in the market for a value priced device with half decent specs, why would I spend 600 bucks when I could spend half that or a little more than half and get a better device?

    As “cheap” as this is meant to be, it’s not at all. Say what you want but carriers expect you to pay it out completely in case you decide to leave your contract, if it breaks you’re still on the hook for 600 bucks, if it gets stolen, same deal, I have kids and if I’m buying my kid a phone, I would much rather be on the hook for 300 than 600, it’s simple math.

    I don’t think Apple did themselves any favors with this phone, capturing the budget market was completely missed, I’m not sure what they’re doing.

    For any of you who think I’m bashing Apple, I’m not, this isn’t meant to bash Apple, I believe that for a lot of people iPhones are the right choice, others appreciate the ability to customize things so they go with Android, phones are like underwear, what fits me, doesn’t necessarily fit you. Will people still buy it, absolutely, Apple’s marketing machine will make sure of that but I still believe that the people who are big fans of Apple will more than likely just get the 5S and skip the 5C all together.

    The one thing we’re not sure about is whether or not Apple will force carriers to come up with cheaper plans (doubt it) to accommodate the phone, making the phone more appealing, meaning you don’t pay as much for the phone, you don’t pay much for the plan, crazier things have happened.

    • Sweet

      While I agree with you, in all do fairness to Apple, I never saw Apple state that the 5C was a budget phone.

      IMO, they should have priced it between $400-$500. If I wanted an iPhone, I would also pay the extra $120 for a 5S.

    • Jon Samadopolis

      This is why you don’t bother reading leaked info until it’s official. At no point did Apple say it was for the budget market. People are missing the whole point of them keeping the 4S in production… that’s the cheap iPhone.

      I honestly don’t understand the point of the C, the S is only slightly more and since most people would buy it on contract, I just don’t get it. It’s a regular 5 with a plastic colored shell, big deal. It’s probably like a funnel product to push more people into buying the S, any price cuts will be on the C and not the S so they end up making more money in the end. I dunno, I’m just talking out of my a*s at this point.

  • kakarot11

    Ps apples stock dropped 3$ after the magical announcement. .. I love how people are saying the c… stands for cheap…. $600… some affordable phone…

    • hyperhyper

      I think people mean cheap as in crap device, not low price. We all knew Apple would price this way too high for what they are offering.

    • Dimitri

      468.88

      AAPL change: -25.76

      At 9:54am EST.

      It seems like Apple has no magic anymore & should realize that they are not going far anymore.

  • Wen Guźman

    There is not much or no value with iPhones anymore, Now there are lots of choices that fits every budget with Android. Sticking with my Nexus 4 until the Nexus 5. Android with its latest iteration is far ahead than IOS 7 in terms of functionality. IOS 7 is just like a feature phone to me now.

  • Thomas C. Riddell

    Nope I can’t support Apple It just and as evil as Microsoft
    I’ll try only Support Open Software Android & Linux why I own a Nexus 4
    amd use Redhead as my OS on my Desktop
    I do own a copy of windows but only use it when I need too

    • iPlunks

      Sorry how is Google/Android not just as evil or more. They force there products on you and sell your data

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      I’m rocking a BB10 phone which is pretty locked down, but at least it’s supported. I loved my N9. now THAT was open source.

  • andy c

    Nexus user here and passing on this.

    Wife has a iPhone 5 and will not be upgrading.

    Personally I think the 5c is great. Should keep the resale value of my wife’s 5 high when she upgrades next year.

  • batkinson001

    I personally will get the 5c if it is made available here for a reasonable buyout price (or the 5s if I get a really good bit of money), after something happens to my 4 month old 4s however… which I hope is still a long way off. Hopefully the battery life is just as good as the 4s…

  • Nyderny

    I like the view results on the poll vote so far … that say alot of what people think of the new apple toy

    • Alex

      Or that Apples share price is down 8% since yesterday morning. Investors aren’t exactly pleased either.

    • rmonster

      Apple’s share price has always gone down after a keynote, no matter what it is. The adage in the stock market is ‘buy on rumour, sell on fact’. That’s all that’s happening here.

    • Nyderny

      was refering to this

      Will you be buying the new iPhone 5C or 5S?

      Nope, I’m passing on both (71%, 4,855 Votes)

      Yes – going for the iPhone 5S (13%, 919 Votes)

      No thanks, I’ll stay with the iPhone I have (11%, 726 Votes)

      Undecided (4%, 256 Votes)

      Yep – iPhone 5C (1%, 112 Votes)

      Total Voters: 6,868

      Vote

      So far we can see people ( on this website anyway ) are informed like you said and i like the fact majority of these people won’t buy this device … on my side i gonna check for the note 3 !

    • Zed

      Problem is, most people who frequent this website make informed decisions. Those who will actually buy the new iPhones are usually uninformed teens or elderly OR users so far involved with Apple (by buying many apps or songs) that they are afraid to switch. That’s what makes this poll irrelevant.

    • Guest

      I was refering to this

      Will you be buying the new iPhone 5C or 5S?

      Nope, I’m passing on both (71%, 4,855 Votes)

      Yes – going for the iPhone 5S (13%, 919 Votes)

      No thanks, I’ll stay with the iPhone I have (11%, 726 Votes)

      Undecided (4%, 256 Votes)

      Yep – iPhone 5C (1%, 112 Votes)

      Total Voters: 6,868

      Vote

      So far we can see people ( on this website anyway ) are informed like you said and i like the fact these people won’t buy this device … on my side i gonna check for the note 3 !

  • Nadefrenzy

    Really not sure. I’m very torn on the iPhone 5S and the Note 3.

    Really getting tired of Android and how unstable it is. That’s one big motive to move to iOS. Also the change might be a good experience.

    • Alex

      Get a high end Lumia instead. If you want a good experience that’s where to look.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Lol no. Windows Phone is boring and a very handicapped OS. The only thing going for the lumia’s are the cameras which i dont use much anyway.

    • Alex

      Boring and handicapped? ok. Care to explain what you mean?

    • Nadefrenzy

      No notification centre. No toggles. No messaging and call log. Can’t see favorites and dialer/call log in one place. Touchscreen algorithm they use is weird cuz I have to often tap the screen a few times before it registers (noticed that with other high end Lumia phones too). No proper youtube app —the other 3rd party ones are garbage. No instagram or a billion other apps/games.

      Store UI/layout sucks compared to iOS or Android. Browser doesn’t support flash and has a crap UI compared to iOS 7 or Chrome on Android. It does NOTHING better than Android (or heck even on par) to justify downgrading to the smaller screen with the lower res.

      Oh and no customizable keyboard (with iPhone u can jailbreak to use swype).

      Also, the UI is so limited.. u only get two columns.. that reeks of stale.

    • Alex

      You know the entire start screen acts as a notification right?
      Toggles – not sure what you mean
      No messaging and call log – again, not sure what you mean
      Touchscreens seem fine to me
      Youtube – try the website.
      Instagram – er ok. Guess if you like seeing what other people are eating that’s cool ;)
      Store UI – it’s so simple even a monkey could navigate it quickly and easily.
      I’ll tell you what it does better than my old android phone – the interface runs like butter and the battery life is far superior
      You are aware there are a variety of phones with different resolutions too right?
      2 columns – what?

    • Nadefrenzy

      Again, you’re trying to justify the shortcomings instead of finding solutions. Why should I opt for an inferior experience when I can get a much better one for the same price?

      What if i want to reply to a text message say 5 min from when I receive it? I can access it directly through my notification menu. Can’t do that on WP.

      Toggles are those that even iOS has now (turn wifi off/ brightness/ bluetooth off etc).

      Try youtube’s website? srsly? A native app is a billion times better. Very poor defense.

      150 million people use instagram, for many different reasons. Instead of antagonizing them, why don’t u pick up the slack and get a proper app in the crappy store?

      Store UI looks like sh*t compared to the appstore or the playstore .

      Lol my note 2′s battery life destroys ANY Windows phone to date.

      2 Columns as in the homescreen with the boring tiles, and then the vertical app drawer.. that’s the basic external elements of the UI.

    • Alex

      Or access the message through….the messaging app? I’ve asked a few people with similar “complaints” to you and it still makes no sense.

      You unlock the phone and there is the message (and notification) right on the screen in front of you. Why this need to pull down or swipe in a notification centre to do the same task in a slower time?

      Also you mentioned a call log earlier. Do you mean a record of past calls received or made? If so that’s already there.

      Toggles…so you mean on/off. Again…exceptionally tricky to go to Settings and either enable or disable?

      I don’t think you’ve bought into the modern UI method which is fine. If you want something that is more “complicated” and shiny then go for it.

      You can configure the start screen however you wish. From having tiles that take 1×1 space (single square) to 2×4 (full width large box). Its up to you. The only thing missing is the ability to make “folders” but you can do it with mods if you like.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Lmao, u’res such a fanboy. It’s a little sad to have a grown a*s man defend a UI fault in such a way. You have excuses for everything.

      You’re srsly asking why it should have a notification centre? HOw about Why NOT? Say if im browsing and i get an email or text (it hovers near the top for a bit), but im preoccupied and want to reply later. With a notif. I can pull down and do so from the notif menu. Same applies for sms/game notif(if u have any games in there lol)/brightness/toggles/system notif. It’s a communication centre. A comm. device without one is a FAIL.

      That call log only consists of calls. The one on Android (note 2 specifically) consists of texts and calls combined. I don’t have to go all the way to the messaging app.

      The people you’ve asked are proponents of WP8 mostly cuz of the great camera. They’re obvious fanboys who could care less about the GIANT faults in the OS UI. But hey, i guess not everyone’s a power user.

    • Alex

      You sound a bit mad though. I have no problem if they decide to add a “notification centre” in some silly swipe down gesture to make it simple for you.

      The point I’m trying to make is the interface and design of the start screen itself gives the exact same thing you’re asking for. At any time push the windows button (which is on every device) and there you are. These aren’t “excuses” but the simple fact. It’s designed to be that way and it works. Notifications don’t stay on your android screen either. Otherwise your whole screen would be filled with them all day, constantly. You have to go into a specific place and pull them up.

      All your rambling about brightness settings…toggles…you know every phone since about forever ago has had a “settings” menu which has all these things? You’re just wanting to duplicate everything. What bloat. And you talk about UI faults. I don’t think you’ve ever designed a UI in your life.

      You’re also aware of the “Me” hub right? You open it and there’s a big “tab” in it…helpfully for you…entitled “Notifications”? It’ll combine any account you’ve added to the phone into one stream.

      Or the “People” hub that pulls together all your networks into a stream and allows you to reply/comment/like/retweet or whatever else you want to do right there? It even acts the same as the “contacts” in Android and you can create specific groups of people and get individualised streams there. So you can have a setup for work colleagues or a view of only your family. As it has all your contacts you can tap on a person and interact with them in any way you see fit.

      With all your talk of “combining” and seeing everything in one place you then advocate an OS that requires you to have separate apps for each of these things so that you then require a notification centre to keep track of it all! You miss the inherent simplicity of WP8 which actually combines everything you’re complaining about better than android does. I know – I switched from an android phone a few months ago and haven’t looked back.

      You’re talking out of your a*s basically – that’s the nub of it. It’s pretty funny to read. I get the feeling you’ve spent about 3 minutes playing with a windows phone and didn’t have it explained to you how it actually works. Have another go and have your eyes open this time. You might surprise yourself.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Hah. I’m mad cuz im stuck using a pos windows phone for the next few weeks. It’s a real pain. Also, yes Android too offers that on screen notification thing, but that’s as retarded as iOS 4 (without the notification menu).

      My notifications stay in the tray as long as i havent looked at them. I can also customize how long they stay on for certain apps.

      The people app is the one positive I got out of this horrid experience. I’ll agree with u on that, but the rest is horrible.

      The groups thing we have on Android too, so dont try and tout that as some “feature”.

      Settings menu? Really? That’s what you come up with to justify a lack of toggle quick-access menu? The freakin iPhone has that too now, and so does BB10. Windows phone is the lone “flagship” OS that doesn’t have that lol. I want to be able to swipe down from the top or bottom or wherever, to change my timeout time or turn my gps off, or adjust my brightness. That’s called productivity and ease of use. It’s also called being a poweruser.

      Perhaps all you did on your android phone was just text and talk to people hence the switch unless of course u’re the camera fanboys.

      Perhaps pull that wp stick out of your a*s and thing objectively for once.

    • Alex

      You’re talking nonsense now.

      If I was interested in taking pics I’d have a high end Lumia but as I couldn’t care less I don’t even have a nokia phone.

      Poweruser…lol. You don’t sound sophisticated enough to be implying you’re one of those. How much quicker do you need to go to settings…it’s two taps (or one if you pin it). It’s so easy and yet to you it’s some great disaster.

      Ridiculous stuff.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Yes. I do everything on my phone. Browse with 30 tabs/Read/Remote Desktop/Build circuits/occasionally play some games, but in doing these tasks the thing I care about is flow and ease of use. I can go to settings on my Android phone too and access the toggles there much like windows.

      However, I don’t always wanna do that. It’s A LOT more convenient to just swipe down and turn off wifi/bluetooth etc.

      Why on earth would I downgrade to an inferior OS that doesn’t even have that? Argue all you want but that’s a definite advantage.

      Again. take that M$ stick out of your a*s.

    • Alex

      Remote desktop eh…

      Obviously not via RDP…that’s a bit too MS for you ;)

    • Nadefrenzy

      Yup. RDP is a pain to use. Unreliable, and not as versatile as teamviewer anyway.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      High End Lumias are very nice. The Nokia hardware is pretty damn good. You can also check out BB10. Very stable and a lot of really cool features. I have a Z10 and love it.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Lol no. I’m using a Windows phone 7.8 device right now, and it’s a nightmarish experience compared to my note 2. I doubt WP8 is much diff cuz i have fundamental issues with the concept of windows phone in general.

      BB10 lacks apps again that’s an issue. If i’m gonna go smaller than 5.7″ then I might as well go iPhone. No other OEM justifies imho the “downgrade” cuz they offer nothing else in return.

      Really want a Note 3, but iPhone 5S looks decent too (should wait for 6, but need one now).

      This ain’t a pissing contest guys, i just need pros/cons for the phones.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      Windows 8 is better… a bit better. still very limited. BB10 isn’t missing that many apps. It has a lot. If you like big screens, that’s fine. But the Z10 is more than big enough for me. I would go up to maybe 4.5′ but that’s about it. If you want a note, that’s cool. The note is cool. But the IPhone is the worst of the choices.

  • JagaJaga

    What Apple really did was found a way to get GIRLS to upgrade their phones to 5C because of cool new colours~!

    Oh and D-bags, of course. That’s what the Gold iPhone is for.

  • Many

    No NFC, same screen size, price, no wow factor, no thank you. The only thing that could have changed my mind was NFC+finger print scanner that was rumored, because I really want to get into mobile payments with my phone and as of now because I’m with cibc I have only two options blackberry device, not a chance in hell device or samsung 3 phone which is already old thanks to samsung 4.

    • realitycheck

      by the time mobile payments start to get popular in Canada your current NFC device will be end of life long ago. And the iphone 6 with NFC next year will already be released.

    • J-Ro

      Mobile payment is fine, but what if he wanted it for wireless charging? His end of life device would still be able to do that. He wouldn’t need to spend $900+ for a feature.

      With all that said. I am very curious to see what the iPhone 6 will be.

    • realitycheck

      i dont know where in canada you are but in western canada, mobile payments is nowhere to be found.

      wireless charging is great but its nowhere near buying a new phone great.

    • J-Ro

      There is no mobile payments here either. Lots of talk about it but that is as far as it goes.

    • Plazmic Flame

      I think Apple hasn’t pulled the trigger on NFC because of all the North American companies that can’t agree on a standard.

  • 2kfire

    Does it still require iTunes to sync?
    Then no thanks, I’ll stick with my One.
    8-)

  • bamer

    I don’t know if it’s just because I have a crappy old Android but I hate it. It’s slow, unresponsive and is generally a POS over all. I am very hesitant to get another Android phone.

    • 2kfire

      What phone is that?
      I’ve had some loaners in the past that made me feel the same way.
      Anything dual-core will take care of those issues, just as a 4S (dual core) is markedly faster than a 4 (single core) on the other side of the camp.

    • bamer

      Samsung Infuse, yeah it is single core with only 500mb of ram…I still got a little under a year and a half left on contract so I’m going to have to deal with it for awhile yet.

    • bamer

      Samsung Infuse-single core….so terrible. Still gotta wait over a year before contact is up.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      Yeah, that’s why it’s a bit slow. Take a look at the lumia 520. 150 bucks off contract. And it will run very smoothly. They did a good job making it run on lower end hardware. Personally I have a BB10 phone and love it, but it’s very expensive. If you need something until your contract is up, check out the 520.

    • Alex

      Take a serious look at WP8…even on low end devices it runs smooth and fast.

    • Zed

      You’d have the same issues with a crappy old iPhone 3g or 3gS. Just because it’s Android or iPhone doesn’t change the fact that old means old. Sure, you can buy lower end Android phones that are crappier to begin with, but that’s a different story.

      In the end, buy whatever you want, but make an informed decision. You have no idea how many ppl bought the iPhone 4 8gb recently – a 3yr old phone with half the memory available – just because it was an affordable iphone. Come the new iOS 7, I can bet you that a lot of them will start noticing the phone is slow as hell.

  • Tiger Tek

    Thanks but no thanks Apple. I’m not going back happy with my BlackBerry Z10!

  • stann

    No! First of all Apple rips off customers, then they rip off Canadians even more.

  • CrazyFish

    My iphone 4 served me well for 3 years, I just got the Nexus 4 with the price drop and I am happy I picked it up. The pricing is insane for the 5C/S, I spent $300 tax + shipping included and I can keep my awesome $50 plan with 6GB of data instead of having to switch plans to get the 2yr pricing.

    • sky_n3t

      You spent $300 tax + shipping included on the Nexus 4?

  • Stu Pid

    Perfectly happy with my HTC One X, a friend of mine still uses a Motorola Droid from 2009.

  • William Worlde

    Why? What’s the incentive? It’s still a very closed ecosystem. And it’s still way overpriced. And, in my mind anyway, still an awful design.

    Have you seen what the 5C costs?! I hope the masses will reject it in droves. However, Apple has fine-tuned the art of selling inferior technology that, albeit, looks really good for the most part.

    Just wait. Google’s Android gang will find a way to steal the fingerprint login technology so we can enjoy that security layer on our devices too! If not Google then Samsung for sure because their pockets are so deep they can do battle with Apple for eons.

    • Stu Pid

      Steel the fingerprint login technology? It has existed for years before the iPhone 5S/C.

    • William Worlde

      Really? I wasn’t aware. Too lazy to research.

      What device(s) is it currently on? And, how come it isn’t patented? My IBM ThinkPad has it and I know some HPs carry it too. Admittedly, I don’t know how patenting re: this class of technology works.

    • William Worlde

      NM. I was just over at androidauthority reading their take on it. Seems that Motorola and HP have tried and not been massively successful; Samsung and LG are having a go at it too.

      So, with that in mind, say what you want about Apple, they release stuff (only) when it’s ready for prime-time; we’ll see.

    • Alex

      Last thing I need is the NSA (or any other industrious hackers) lifting my fingerprints off my phone.

    • William Worlde

      But how can you be absolutely certain the state doesn’t already have it?

      How can you be certain that they are not getting more than just your fingerprints, like your DNA profile? The next time you get a prescription filled, how do you know that the government isn’t tracking you with a microchip you just swallowed?

      Sounds crazy? Conspiratorial? That’s what people might have said about the NSA had it not been for all these new citizens’ revelations.
      I have to now redesign my tinfoil hat.

    • Alex

      I’ve never had a prescription filled in Canada. I’m not even registered with a Doctor.

    • William Worlde

      The pills are simply an example; think broader.

  • Anaron

    I’m happy with Android and Windows Phone. The iPhone 5S/5C is simply too expensive. I don’t want to pay $719/$599 CAD for a 16GB iPhone 5S/5C when I can get a 16GB Nexus 4 for $249 CAD.

    • Philosoraptor

      I’ve never paid full price for an Apple product. Bought an iPhone 5 off Kijiji for $400 6 months ago, paid $40 to unlock it and sold it for $500 a few days ago. Used the phone for 6 months and profited. Now, I did buy it below market value but even if I paid the market value I’d have broken even.
      Name one Android/WP handset of iPhone 5′s generation that you can sell for $500 now. Lumia 920 sells for $300-350. The S3 sells for about the same. At least the Lumia was $100 less than the iPhone 5.

    • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

      Even if I do dislike Iphones, you are correct. They keep their resale value very high. If a person practices that often, and sells it just a bit before the announcement, they can get excellent returns on their investment.

    • Anaron

      That may be true but Apple only releases 1 iOS device per year. There are many Android devices that compete with one another, even from the same company. That’s why iOS devices retain most of their value longer than Android devices (not to mention the fact that some of those Android devices aren’t priced as high as the iPhone to begin with).

      If you can get a good deal on it, then buy it. I’m not arguing that Apple makes bad hardware/software. I’m simply stating an opinion. I don’t want to pay so much for a phone even if it’s offered for less on Kijiiji or craigslist.

  • Philippe Gaboury

    Love my Nexus 4 but I’m up for a renewal early next year with Videotron and if they end up offering this one (the antenna is compatible), I might just own my first iPhone ever.

  • BB BB

    Why no iFinger on the 5© and over 700 cost in china for a phone with less tech than a potato peeler. Lmao and people bash blackberry.

  • pvanb

    There’s a strong anti-Apple sentiment on MobileSyrup.com for some reason, so it’s not surprising at all.

  • Collin dubya

    How is that suprising!! Apple had a great chance here to compete with the 5c, putting out a 300.00 off contract iphone and they failed yet again because of greed.

  • Tom Adams

    I might get a 5S but only because I signed up a few weeks ago on month to month so I can sign a 3 year and get the newest phone to resell on kijiji. Helps to offset some of the monthly costs and then I can continue to buy whatever phone I want outright every year anyway

  • JRK

    I think I’ll be going for the huge Xperia Z1.

  • Boris Bonilla

    Lol another iTrash device? I’m not that dumb, no thanks!

  • abtear

    F*** Iphgarbage

  • daftchemist

    The sad thing is that apple will still have like 6 million pre orders.

  • Ipadguy

    I was a late Apple convert, but an early smartphone adopter. I had the Sony Erricson P800, and an HTC Windows CE phone they made for AT&T. I argued that I could do every thing that an iPhone could do plus I had many more options. Then I bought an iPhone and kicked myself for not doing so earlier. It was not what you could do, but how easy and fluid and intuitive the user interface worked. Yes there were things I wanted to do that I couldn’t. But I knew those limitations when I decided to try my first iPhone. The reality is that it did everything I needed it to do and flawlessly and simple. I didn’t have to think about it. It just worked…. certainly much easier and consistently than my previous smartphones. So, I converted and found away to always buy the new model when it comes out for about the same amount of.money I sold my previous one for. I sold my iPhone 5 a few weeks back for more than enough to buy the iphone 5S. The only sacrifice I have to make to basically get a new phone for free, is to be without a smartphone for about a month. Small price to pay in my opinion.

  • northernpenguin

    Absolutely. Jumping from iPhone 4 to 5S. I hope I can actually GET one on Sept 20. I am entrenched in the Apple Ecosystem/Halo so other phones don’t make much sense for me.

  • Huong Tran

    There should’ve been an option that says Hell no I’ll be sticking with my Android phone.

  • mark

    Not at all Nexus 5
    Sent From My Nexus 4 :)

  • Fastwalking

    5s for sure!

  • Marco Simone

    Pass this year. Lame update IMO.