Just because Apple now has a mid-range phone that they're hocking for cheaper doesn't mean it's not getting the same love and attention it deserves. Case in point: the "cool line of custom cases just for the 5C" that show off the contrasting colors with 35 circular cutouts. Thirty-five. Circular. Cutouts.
Granted, these could look fine, assuming you get the same color as your iPhone 5C. But that's not the point—Apple wants you to mix-and-match! Or more explicitly, it wants you to carry around what looks like a tool that lets infants work on their hand-eye coordination. A+ for self-improvement, I guess.
Being the fancy phone, though, the iPhone 5S naturally gets a nicer case, a more adult case—a leather case.
They look like they could be ok! The colors are great, but the fact that they're leather certainly makes a statement—this is Apple's expensive phone, and it comes with expensive accessories made of expensive materials because status. Alternative statement: F*ck you, PETA.
Photo Credit: Alex Washburn/WIRED