Poll: what iPhone 5c color would you pick?

By , Sep 17, 2013

iPhone 5c (family, gree, blue, yellow, red, white)

Haters are unapologetically disparaging Apple’s iPhone 5c as an old iPhone 5 dressed up in some fancy colors. There’s nothing wrong with that, mind you. At the same time, the device appears to be quickly selling out pretty much everywhere, from the United States to China. Prudent watchers are wise to warn against underestimating the power of the color in marketing, even more so with the world’s greatest marketing machine pitching the colorized iPhone 5c.

We’ve already asked you whether you’ll be getting an iPhone 5s or 5c and now we zero in on the colorful iPhone 5c. So, which iPhone 5c color are you?

I wasn’t kidding when I wrote above that Apple is positioning the iPhone 5c as a fashion statement.

Here’s an excerpt from the iPhone 5c web page:

Color is more than just a hue. It expresses a feeling. Makes a statement. Declares an allegiance. Color reveals your personality. iPhone 5c, in five anything-but-shy colors, does just that. It’s not just for lovers of color. It’s for the colorful.

Assuming you were buying an iPhone 5c, which color would you pick?

Cast your vote below.


We’re down in comments so feel free to discuss your choice of iPhone 5c color with fellow readers.

By the way, if you haven’t already seen Apple’s inaugural iPhone 5c ad unapologetically titled ‘Plastic Perfected,’ I urge you to check it out ASAP.

For a moment, I thought they were advertising a new iPod music player there.

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  • Wamid

    I’m not getting one. But I like yellow.

  • Chris Holden

    white and yellow

    • Franck Kamayou

      black and yellow

  • The Afroman

    I’m getting a 5s, but IF i was going to get this, I wouldn’t LOL. I think the colors are too pastel. I wish there was a darker/more saturated set. Like a darker Blue. Darker Green, RED.

    • ReanimationXP

      Said everyone who has seen these, ever. Ive is a moron now apparently. Calling plastic beautiful and touting that it is all one piece. What the hell happened to him? and Apple?

    • Ted Forbes

      I don’t get it !!!!!!!

      The 2G was metal and many bought it who liked it, right?

      The 3G was made plastic and many bought it who liked it, right?

      The 4 and 4s was made glass and many bought it who liked it, right?

      The 5 was made metal again and many bought it who liked it, right?

      Now you have plastic and metal and glass and colors and brands and bubblers ($10 phone and non-smartphones) options and on and on and on, so what is the problem?

      Someone made it easy to settle our frustration, anger and depression over the iPhone: “if you like the iPhone buy it, if you don’t like the iPhone don’t buy the iPhone.” This is not rocket science, this is iPhone made easy, how hard can this be?

  • Truth

    Unapologetically plastic AKA We are greedy bastards that don’t give a fk about our userbase and will make iPhone 5 into plastic to rake in more profits. Also the colours are crap

    • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

      Yep and it’s a sad thing really now that Apple has nearly sold out of them, they know they can get away with it..

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        They’re getting away with it because there is demand for a colourful iPhone and the fact that pre-orders are selling thick and fast shows that. It may seem like Apple is making a crap plastic product but that plastic product is what some people want.

      • Kevin Osborne

        Seriously people complain so much but most other smartphones out there have been plastic for a long time and still are, (Galaxy S4 included…)

      • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

        My comment was aimed at the part where they replaced the 5 with a plastic variation for the price it would have if it was like any other prev. generation. Like how it always used to be. (4, 4S released made 4 $100 cheaper but it stayed the phone it was)

      • Kevin Osborne

        Yes but normally you’re stuck with last years model. This one was a new design at least, and also has a bigger battery, so you’re trading a few new features to “downgrade” to plastic (just like most other phones) instead of glass & aluminum.

      • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

        Sure.. what’s next, next year’s keynote: 5CS which is the 5S but in plastic. Then since they like pushing the boundaries of what they can force down people’s throat, the aluminum becomes a premium model and gets a price bump while the 5CS gets the now standing price the 5S has. (doom scenario but they might as well give that a whack too)

    • seyss

      iPhone 5c is optional.. you can always get the aluminium iPhone 5s for the same price as iPhone 5

    • flight10

      First of all…this is a polycarbonate, steel backed package. Polycarbonate is a more durable…expensive…material.

      Glock pistols are made mostly of polycarbonate. A very strong combat
      pistol endorsed by the US military…and most US police departments.

      The 5c case is very strong…and durable. It is not just plastic.

  • Jonathan

    So, few chose yellow (2nd to last chosen) and yet it sold out first in the preorder. What’s up with that?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      My guess would be that those people do not read iDB so have not participated in the poll…

      • Jonathan

        There is the same chance that people would read iDB to pick yellow, as people who do not read iDB. It’s just a surprising fact.

      • ConduciveMammal

        Not at all. There are far more people who aren’t into technology as we readers are than there is iDB readers. We’re barely a percentage compared to the others

      • Jonathan

        You misread it. I’m saying there is no reason people who read iDB would hate yellow more than people who don’t.

      • ConduciveMammal

        Ohh right sorry, my mistake.

    • CASEACE79

      Ever think that yellow sold out 1st cause they expected to sell the least of that color and production was less for that color?

      • Jonathan

        No. That’s why there’s several people here, to think of something others don’t :)

    • seyss

      either iDB ppl are rich and buying 5s or poor and not buying anything

    • NSABot

      Saying it is sold out means nothing without knowing how many were actually available.

  • Kevin Guzman

    Green or yellow for sure. Blue looks nasty.

  • Muhammad Ali

    This is shit i don,t like this 5cheat of apple .

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    How about none….

  • n0ahcruz3

    I like the white one reminds me of 3/3GS. But i still dont like 5C tho lol

  • Zachary Sloane

    You can tell there aren’t a lot of women readers of this blog. small amount of pink picks lol

    • Herb

      Given a choice, I doubt most women would even choose pink anyways.

  • Bob

    There isn’t an option for none in the poll.

    I’m really upset with the 5S tbh. I see no point whatsoever in upgrading to it.

    The 5C is absolutely horrid and incredibly expensive for a iPhone 5 in a new plastic shell.

    I’m not happy with Apple :-(

    • Al

      Just curious. What would have pleased you?

      At this point, following Apple since the release of the introduction of the iPhone in 07. And after months and months of rumors in between of iPhone releases. Nothing has surprised me nor had me at odds.

      I have a 5, and I would consider upgrading if chances were not as difficult. But the anticipation of shortage have me thinking… what’s the point. Keep the 5.

  • batongxue

    The blue one with a yellow case seems nice to me.

  • Tobias9413

    you know, this whole cheap plastic iPhone and all these bright colors made me think that maybe Apple wasn’t aiming for cheaper phones and people on lower budgets but for a different category of people I guess you could say. What i mean is that, look at the phones, durable, cheap plastic, colorful, and childish. Seems like its like apple made this phone to aim at the younger generation, pre-teens in middle school and high school. After all, that is where most of their profits come from and will come from. This phone reminds me of something my 12 year old cousin would be using instead of his iPod Touch. An iPhone 5 and all the phones before it haven’t been made for pre-teens so to speak. But lets face it, 10 year olds now have phones and thats who apple is aiming for. Cheap plastic that is very durable in the hands of a child is better than glass and aluminum steel which breaks easier and scratches faster.

    • Jonathan

      Thanks. These people needed to hear that.

    • Martin 

      You are so right.

    • flowjbx

      thank you Tobias9413. enough said. if you haters don’t like the phone then dont buy it. But don’t come here to write all the crap you’re writing acting like the phone was especially designed for you haters.

    • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

      Then why not set the price right? Shouldn’t cost over $300 off contract if it were aimed at kids…this is clearly aimed at the same herd of iSheeps, just to make an even bigger profit.

  • Mr.Ocean

    Black…. If there would be one ._.

    • FOFF

      yup

  • Alexander Novarro

    Same here… I’m getting the iPhone 5s space grey but if I would get the 5c I would go with yellow!

  • Marly Marl

    Cant wait for tomorow to get my iOS7 :)

  • Guest

    I’d get the white if I had to buy one. However, the product (red) version is going to be amazing!

    • ReanimationXP

      There is not a product (red) phone.

      • Guest

        I know there isn’t one now but I bet there will be one soon.

      • ReanimationXP

        Yeah, good luck w/ that.

  • leart za jmi

    Oh my eyes , since theres no black lets go for the green, but i am not sure anyway

  • Sputnik09

    Conservative white for me, that is if i was $100 short for getting a 5s (Space Gray) which will be a better value.

  • Martin 

    I will buy 5s but if I would have to choose it would be most definitely white. It looks less cheap than the other ones :) but the best option would be to buy simply ip5 instead of 5c

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    White, if I had to, which I don’t. What I find most disappointing is Apple not offering a white option for the 5s. I’m not very fond of the champagne at all. Grey isn’t bad but white is crisp. Since I have a slate iP5 I will have to wait and hope for a white iP6.

    • Bob

      I’m pretty sure they still come in black and white, it’s just the names of the colours that have been changed.

  • FOFF

    none or black

  • pauleebe

    Biased poll since most of us are power users and will go for the 5S. Also, most of us aren’t female and likely don’t want pink …

  • DroidDoesnt_2

    The 5C exists primarily to upsell people on the 5S. The 5S looks a lot more attractive sitting next to the plastic, pastel-colored 5C than it does sitting next to the iPhone 5, which has the same premium build as the 5S and no doubt many people would opt for instead, especially at $99.

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      So by your logic Apple spent the time and money manufacturing the 5c merely to up sell the 5s. I sincerely doubt it. Most redic thing I may have read this year. Lmmfao on the floor.

      • DroidDoesnt_2

        How many 5S’s do you think Apple would have sold if the equally premium iPhone 5 is sitting next to it? When the only discernable difference between the two is a fingerprint scanner? You would have sold FAR less 5S’s in that scenario because many people would have concluded that the 5 is good enough. Not so with the 5C. For a mere $100 more you go from cheap-feel to premium, plastic to aluminum. Think about it…

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        It makes quite a lot of business sense, just like their replacement for the 4th gen iPod Touch. It was a lot less appealing compared to the iTouch 4, so, more people went for the iTouch 5, which had the rear camera and wrist band clip.

      • DroidDoesnt_2

        My point exactly…it would have been much harder to justify a $100 difference between 5 and a 5S and a 5C and a 5S

  • Question

    I would buy the black and white but id rather just get an iphone 5 and put one of these cases on it

    • Tobias9413

      i wish that the iPhone 5s came in these colors also instead of only gold. I can see people buying this more. Btw, is there a link to where i can find these cases??

  • Oscar Nigma

    They should have all had white fronts and have a special all black variant. The black with the colors does not work that well aside from the white.

  • Kyle

    White looks best in my opinion, but I will not be getting a cheap piece of plastic with worse specs than the GS3…

  • Markus Hudobnik

    Why does everyone have an issues with these? I mean holy crap. It’s just an iPhone that you won’t get anyways.

  • Mustang5Oh

    I love that blue!

  • Matheus Lisboa

    People saying that 5c is shit and that apple shouldn’t have done it… well, you can still get a iPhone 5 in a lot of places or better, buy a 5s for the same price 5 was… The thing is that these are selling like water and is obviously a way of apple get their profits high. They are a company and that’s their goal…

  • Jordan Carter

    I wouldn’t pick any of those colors they’re all for girls, the white is the only gender neutral color and looks stupid with a black front

  • David Anderson

    I normally use a cover with my device, doing so with the 5c would only be hiding the color anyways.. I’m holding out for for a iPhablet, I needs a bigger screen….c’mon apple join the party please.

  • Bieberkinz

    I wanna to get pink to be THAT guy. But I really think white, blue, or green is better.

    Red would’ve been a better choice, but the colors are too light. I would imagine could’ve done this.

  • watchcommander

    I have not upgraded my iphone 3G because I have not liked the design or feel of the iphone 4/4s/5 and will not buy the stop gap iphone5s. As the ios is changing so much I will go for a blue 5c and wait to see the hopefully radically redesigned iphone6 in 2014.

  • Awerty

    “quickly selling out ” !! US store still shows delivery date of 9/20 except for sim free. Where do u get your data from???

    • n0ahcruz3

      Click bait.

  • Awerty

    “quickly selling out ” !!! US store still shows delivery date of 9/20 except sim free. Where do you get your data from???

  • quitcherbichinn

    orange would have been nice to see!

  • The Truth

    you are all dumbasses
    almost every major phone company has made phones with plastic backing, but when apple does it, its world war 3
    smh

    • n0ahcruz3

      I know right?! They should just ignore the 5C because its a last years tech with a plastic enclosure andpricing it higher than other plastic made smartphones. How people unapologetically bash this company. They’re just want to make a decent profit with these plastic phones.

  • JomanJi

    White w/ black case….

  • blastingbigairs

    Neither, I like chicks.

  • Jacob S

    where is the option “none”???? :(

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Where’s the option for “None of the Above”?

  • Ethan Humphrey

    i’d get blue, but i’d need a black case. cuz that combo ROCKS!