beschizza at September 10th, 2013 14:45 — #1
stano at September 10th, 2013 14:58 — #2
Where can I get that $99 dollar iPhone without a bloody expensive 2-year contract?
marilove at September 10th, 2013 15:02 — #3
Yeah, the actual price is NOT $99.
micah at September 10th, 2013 15:28 — #4
lurkinggrue at September 10th, 2013 15:34 — #5
Que the apple faithful on how plastic is in no way an inferior material for phones and where did you get that crazy idea from?
Oh and our plastic is way better than your plastic.
timquinn at September 10th, 2013 15:36 — #6
Are you suggesting they have played this out before? The same with going from a curvy case to a more serious square corner case. Running through the variations with professional ease.
Nice comparison with the video. It really hits the spot.
But both those phones are sure purty. They should just put Ive in charge of the whole thing.
james_woolfende at September 10th, 2013 16:02 — #7
Looks like a Nokia/Microsoft Phone!
nickyg at September 10th, 2013 16:06 — #8
SUPA KAWAII!!! That's really all I can think to say.
sdmikev at September 10th, 2013 16:37 — #9
Good deal if someone didn't get a 5.
5S not worth it (to me) as an upgrade from the 5. Anyone with a 4 or 4S that wants to upgrade, either is a no brainer. In fact, the 5C is kind of a bargain.
All this assuming you want a contract. I have one, and won't ever give it up because I still get unlimited data and a corp discount for mine so my bill is 63 a month...
oldtaku at September 10th, 2013 16:39 — #10
At $550 off contract (compared to $650 for the 5S), or $2000 on contract compared to $2100 for the 5S this is stunningly expensive. Why would you not pay $100 for for the much better one unless you want to color coordinate it with your crocs?
jandrese at September 10th, 2013 16:56 — #11
You need the contract either way, so it's kind of a moot point when talking about the phone. If you don't want phone service, get an iPod touch. And yes, smartphone cell plans are a monstrous ripoff, everybody knows.
quail at September 10th, 2013 17:06 — #12
Hmm. I've been reading a bit of buzz about buying a no contract Nokia Lumia 520 or 620 as a good bargain. Might not be the trendy thing but if you've got an AT&T or TMobile SIM card it will work like a charm. But for me, I left contracts more than a year ago. Best choice I ever made.
patrace at September 10th, 2013 17:13 — #13
Anyone here using a Firefox phone? I was thinking of going that route but haven't made up my mind yet. The Ubuntu phone OS also looks like a contender for my attention. I don't care about getting something a little wonky or underpowered if it feels like my own device and not some slimy corporate tentacle.
cellocgw at September 10th, 2013 17:20 — #14
That was my thought - those are the (puke, 1960s kitchen) WIndows logo colors! And anyway, I want purple.
technogeekagain at September 10th, 2013 17:56 — #15
I remember my shock when people started comparing the colors of their Handspring Palm-clones. "My god. They've discovered Geek Chic."
It wasn't that long ago. Of course now that it isn't just geeks carrying auxilliary brains...
capltan at September 10th, 2013 18:00 — #16
$100 for just 16 more gigabytes? Wow.
tim_rowledge at September 10th, 2013 18:51 — #17
I heard of a nifty new thing called 'paint' or some such.
donald_petersen at September 10th, 2013 19:04 — #18
A few years back my wife and I got matching HTC Incredible phones. To avoid confusion, I picked a snazzy metallic red bottle of her fingernail polish and went at the back cover of my phone with a vengeance. Worked great, and was surprisingly durable. I'd do that again in a heartbeat.
codinghorror at September 10th, 2013 19:21 — #19
Nail polish works surprisingly well as a general modding paint for .. stuff! I wanted to camo up some of our Nerf Super Soakers and blue nail polish worked a treat. Waterproof, and way more durable than I expected too.
donald_petersen at September 10th, 2013 20:29 — #20
Excellent! And there are some truly groovy colors available, too. I'm a little embarrassed I didn't think to use fingernail polish for these purposes earlier than I did. The first time was... well, back in the mid 90s I owned a truly craptacular 1978 Ford Mustang II. 4 cylinder, metallic blue, total beater. I carved a sunroof using a Sawzall. And I used a few neon colors of fingernail polish on the faux-wood instrument panel, giving it an extra-groovy Peter Max vibe. Man, I wish I had pictures of that.
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