Nothing says “cheap” like buying a rebadged version of last year’s phone, particularly when everyone can tell that you spent less just by looking at it. The $99 iPhone 5c has the same specs as last year’s iPhone 5, including an outdated processor and a lesser camera than the iPhone 5s, which only costs $100 more. That’s a pittance when you consider the cost of phone service over the length of a two-year contract. Worse still, the budget-minded iPhone 5c is made of candy-colored plastic while the mainstream 5s is a classy metal so everyone can tell which one you got.
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