My First iPhone: Which one do I choose?
For the longest time, I was a bit of an Android junkie. Then it came time to get a new phone, and something made my eyes wander toward the apple kiosk. Whether it was the clean display of the phones, or the modern, sleek table, I was drawn to it like a moth to my grandmother’s sweater collection. I picked up the 5s and started to play around with it. After a few minutes, I was very interested to say the least. So, naturally, I looked at the price tag. I was a bit taken back. I could see now why some people protest the idea of owning an Apple product. It did seem overpriced compared to some of the Android phones, but lets remember something. You get what you pay for. It was then that I found the 5c.
I spent some time with it and realized, hey, this still feels as snappy as the 5s. Dreading what the price tag would be, I glanced down. This time, however, I was pleasantly surprised. $99. That’s right, 100 dollars. My heart sank at first when I saw the plastic backing, but then I remembered the catastrophe that Apple had with the glass-backed iPhone 4 and 4s. In your hands, the plastic backing is amazingly comfortable and solid, and with internals up to par with the iPhone 5, how could I not be interested? So, I decided upon the 5c, my first iPhone ever.
That was January 12th of 2014. I am happy to report my experience with it has been nothing but enjoyable, and I am forever sold on Apple products, as long as my wallet can handle it. So, you’re in the same situation as I was. What iPhone should I get? If you’ve got the money to drop, by all means, go with the 5s. If you are new to Apple like I was, the 5c is an excellent introduction to Apple products while still maintaining newer specs. You could go with the iPhone 4s, which was arguably Apple’s most popular iPhone, but you won’t get the newer internals. So, if you’re in the neighborhood for a new phone, and you’re considering an iPhone, don’t let the plastic scare you. The durable, stylish iPhone 5c is a great introduction to the popular lineup.
About the Author Joshua Oliver
Josh is an 18 year old Senior currently attending high school. Since he was a child he has been a huge techie and gamer. He has also never written for a public blog but has always been complimented on his writing in essays and projects. He is currently a Windows user but he does want to experiment with other operating systems such as OS X or Linux.
January 21, 2014, 12:24 am
Welcome to the iPhone club! 🙂
January 21, 2014, 8:12 am
Thanks man! Certainly enjoying it!
January 21, 2014, 9:59 am
Thanks! Really enjoying it!
January 30, 2014, 10:43 am
The one thing I liked about the Iphones is they hold their trade in values, I started with the original Iphone, and since then haven’t paid for a phone thanks to Best Buy’s trade in program. However I am sad to say right now I have a galaxy S3, which I love. My biggest thing is being able to expand the memory as I have a ton of music and movies I love having with me on the go. If only Apple would put an SD card slot, I would have never switched over.
January 30, 2014, 7:28 pm
Only problem with this article is that it is from your perspective, not the perspective of the one reading this post. Maybe the iPhone isn’t right for them.