Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an Apple hater. I think they’re a great company with some great products. But I also unapologetically love Android and sometimes, the competitive nature between the two companies gets the better of me.
“Arsenic-free, mercury-free, and Android-free.”
That’s cool. It’s funny. But what’s also simultaneously funny is Apple’s announcement of kiddie looking polka dot cases for the iPhone 5C costing $29.
(Photo credit: The Verge)
For the sake of brevity, let me quickly list why I don’t like Apple’s new cases:
- They’re ugly and goofy looking. And that’s being polite.
- There are an outrageous amount of 3rd parties making covers and cases already… that look better than this. Maybe leave this up to them?
- The Motorola Moto X does it better.
If Apple were to allow users to customize the cutout shapes or at least offer a wide variety of cutout designs, the cases might actually be cool. Until then, I’ll stand on the sidelines laughing.
To Apple’s credit, I think the iPhone 5C is a logical progression of the device and it should be hugely popular. The unibody rear/sides look really, really nice, and I’d say resemble the Nokia Lumia hardware design more than most Android phones. Stake me now, but I think that’s a good thing for the market they’re targeting.
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