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Apple Quiet On iPhone 5c Preorders
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Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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9/17/2013 | 7:25:14 PM
re: Apple Quiet On iPhone 5c Preorders
I agree with Eric's take. Without including the 5S pre-orders (which don't exist yet), the 5C numbers wouldn't provide a meaningful comparison to past figures. The more I've read up on the 5S, the more it seems the device's appeal is tied to what developers do with the A7 and M7 processors, and with how the fingerprint scanner evolves. If developers are quick to produce desktop-quality games and awesome fitness apps, Apple might be able to further distinguish its ecosystem from the competition. Ditto for the fingerprint scanner, if it's actually as secure as advertised. But as OtherJimDonahue points out, there does seem to be a bit less buzz than usual.
Thomas Claburn
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9/16/2013 | 8:34:55 PM
re: Apple Quiet On iPhone 5c Preorders
The fact that phones are less and less different with every generation is going to become a problem for the mobile industry.
Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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9/16/2013 | 7:00:40 PM
re: Apple Quiet On iPhone 5c Preorders
I think you are right to avoid jumping to conclusions. Perhaps along with its most ambitious launch, maybe it just has a new policy on the timing of the release of pre-order information.
OtherJimDonahue
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OtherJimDonahue,
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9/16/2013 | 6:35:13 PM
re: Apple Quiet On iPhone 5c Preorders
There does seem to be less buzz than usual ... but you give very good reasons to wait before deeming it a success or failure.


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