Two days ago, Apple announced the iPhone 5 in California at their keynote address. Thousands of us were glued to our computer screens as attendees tweeted, posted pictures or spoke of the announcements that Apple executives were making. Before our very eyes, we saw the truth behind the leaked prototypes emerge. This is what we’ve been waiting for…so is it what we had hoped for?
The reviews have been mixed. It’s been interesting to read through some of the headlines at the top of my Google search for “iPhone 5.” Some are quite negative. Others simply state facts or attempt to help consumers be more informed.
Here are some top headlines I found:
Apple iPhone 5–evolutionary, not revolutionary (CNET)
4 REASONS TO PASS ON THE IPHONE 5 (GeekSugar)
Is the iPhone 5 disappointing? (BGR)
iPhone 5: The uncomfortable truth that we’ll refuse to accept (Tech2)
iPhone 5 set to become best-selling gadget in history (Sydney Morning Herald)
The iPhone 5 and LTE _ what it means for you (Boston Globe)
iPhone 5’s superior design is Apple’s breakthrough (Chicago Sun Times)
Apple’s iPhone 5: Mixed industry reactions but consumers love it (Computerworld)
That last headline from Computerworld is my favorite. Anything that Apple does amazes me. So my first impression was, “WOW.” But after closer examination and reading some reviews, I must agree that there actually wasn’t too much “WOW” in the announcement after all. That hasn’t stopped my co-workers and thousands of others who caused the iPhone 5 preorder stock to sellout in just 60 minutes.
So what has changed since the iPhone 4S?
So, what’s your opinion? Were you one of the first to place your order of the new iPhone? Or are you a skeptic and want to see more changes before you invest in another Apple mobile device? Share your comments below!