It’s been 3 months since all of the hype and excitement of the launch of the iPhone 5 and we’re wondering whether it’s all it was cracked up to be. The first product to launch after the passing of Steve Jobs, how did the folks at Apple live up to our expectations once the press died down?
Remember what was new about the iPhone? Just to summarize:
- Slimmer design
- 4” retina display
- A6 chip
- iOS 6.
So, how does it hold up?
Given all of the criticism during the launch period that this phone wasn’t as new and improved as consumers have come to expect from Apple, the record sales tell a very different story.
Let’s take a look at why it sold so well, and why yes, everyone is still in love with the iPhone 5.
Design: First off, it’s insanely light. It actually takes a minute to get used to, but with continued usage it’s nice not to get ‘telephone elbow’, or weigh your handbag or jeans down with an unnecessarily heavy phone. Also important to note, Apple has fixed the lost signal issue with an advanced antenna, and in doing so has also improved your GPS lock on features as well.
Retina Display: The bigger screen was designed in such a way that your thumbs can pretty much still maneuver all over the screen with ease, which only helps show off the retina display more. It’s crisp, clean and bright, and Steve Jobs was right when he said it was sharper than the human eye could discern.
A6 Chip: This thing is fast.
iSight: The panoramic photographs make for a nice change on your Facebook wall, and while it take a bit to remember that that’s an option when you’re out and about taking pictures, it’s very easy to become obsessed with this feature! It’s nice too that the front-facing camera has been relocated to the middle of the phone.
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All in all, it feels good in the hand, smooth and beautiful. And yes, there’s still love for the iPhone 5. However, the 4S is still a solid option until the iPhone 6. Imagine what the next one will look like!
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