I have a white 5c.
It looks and feels pretty damn nice. I am a professional, and lunched with a "power CEO" from Wall Street just last week.
Good for "you."
Should a "Wall Street power CEO" whip out a gangsta-bling gold iPhone 5s?
I didn't say that, but I have to say I would pull a gold before I pulled a blue, pink, yellow, or green.
If such a CEO must use any mobile phone during a face to face meeting, white or black would be the way to go. I prefer black plastic over stainless steel/silver in that setting.
It's the blue version that especially bothers me. Ridiculous and fluffy.
It's just too low rent. (I'm also referring to this type of approach in marketing in general. Not just Apple by any stretch. "We must increase sales! How about a line of bright colors?!")
Actually, I think this is the best iPhone to date. The 5s admittedly has moderately better specs and features that are not really ready for prime time yet. It also feels flimsy and there are a lot of reports of it being buggy. The 5c being an improved 5 is stable, cool-running, and proven while in a better package. Sorry, aluminum is not ideal in the dimensions of the 5/5s. The best material for the job is plastic if Apple is unwilling to use stainless steel again.
No need to apologize. I wasn't asking for aluminum. To clarify, I am not even anti plastic. I'm not anti color. Blue metal would suck just as much. (But blue would be great for an employee of Sea World.)
I wasn't arguing for a 5s, either, though I see how it could be interpreted that way, as if I were being an Apple snob and only the most expensive was the way to go. Not the case. I will take your word on the specs and performance. I don't purchase Apple products.
My thrust was that the childlike colored versions do not impress me. From my perception, the color line is a step backward for Apple's "sophisticated" and "discriminating" clients. I don't see how it could be viewed otherwise. It's certainly not edgy or groundbreaking. Hence "underwhelmed." I felt the same way when colors were utilized for the iPods.
I didn't mean to include white. Neutral is the way to go in business. It's the classic 2001 A Space Odyssey
vibe that still works.
For children the colors are really great. I myself am partial to owning things that come in really loud and garish electric green versions.
The first statement in my post about my being underwhelmed is the most on point.
The rest - parts of which you deemed worthy to ensnare in quotation marks to draw attention to my terminology - was just my being glib.
It's all about perception and setting.
Bottom line, if I were consulting with a funeral director and he retrieved a blue phone from his pocket, I would insert the whimsical motherfucker into the nearest casket faster than if it were a white or black phone.
It's simply inappropriate.
(In hindsight, I should have posted the color rant in the annoy thread. It really doesn't fit here, and I created the topic.)