Friday, September 13, 2013

Apple iPhone 5C: Guys, do you feel left out?

The much anticipated latest updates to Apple's iPhone have been announced, including the new iPhone 5C.  The "C" could stand for "cheaper" since the phone will start at $99 with a new 2-year activation.  But, the folks at Apple would probably prefer that you focus on the "colorful" choices the new phone will come in.

Now, I'm all for vibrancy and love colors.  Considering that Apple took its revolutionary iPod from standard black and white models to include several cool colors, it's about time they do the same with the iPhone.  But, geez! Do you think we could get some colors that might be more appealing to guys?!?  Not that guys don't like colors like blue, green and yellow which are all included in Apple's palate of colorful options for the iPhone 5C.  But, is it too much to ask that we get some non-pastel options?!?  In addition to sky blue, could we get an electric blue or navy blue option?  How about evergreen or army green?  A rally yellow, maybe?  Candy apple red for the guys who just don't want to have a pink phone?

Don't get me wrong.  I know some guys like pastel colors and may find the iPhone 5C options adequate.  But, I'm thinking the majority of guys who would love to have the more affordable iPhone would prefer to have other color options.  I know that I would, if I were in the market for a new phone and found the lower price point appealing.  I have another year to go before I qualify to upgrade my iPhone 5 and when I'm eligible, I will go for the iPhone 5S or, wait for the iPhone 6.  I want that Touch ID feature! Way cool! And, much easier than constantly having to type in my four-digit code to unlock the phone.

Oh, Good Evening!

Note: Apple is currently accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5C online.  The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will be available at Apple retail stores beginning at 8:00 AM on September 20.