Originally Posted by Mr Frosty
- Its not the lightest
- Its not the thinnest
- Its screen is small
- Its OS is heavily restricted
- Your old gadgets won't work with it
- The screen resolution is below the competitions
- It doesn't really do anything the previous flagship can't
- It's made of glass
- It's fast but will be out powered soon enough
- iOS6 is still behind Android in most regards
Am I missing anything? There's not enough of a reason to move from a 4S to the 5
LTE sounds like the big reason to move, but if I remember correctly, Samsung and other patent holders will eat Apple's lunch very soon for not seeking licenses for their tech. In other words, the iPhone5 is going to be a bloodbath for Apple... and not in a good way.
- The screen is still sub 720P (which is basically a standard now)
- The phone is still too small (4.3-4.7" is the sweet spot IMO)
- No "breathtaking" new features (The iPhone 4 had a dazzling screen, this one is just an evolution of that design.)
- Battery-life is only "good"
- It's not the thinnest smartphone
- It's not the lightest smartphone
- It doesn't look distinctly different from the 4(S).
I'm trying really hard to come up with a reason that I would want to buy this phone over a competing Android/WP device, and I just can't find it. There really is no good reason to buy this outside of already having bought into the iOS ecosystem with previous devices.
The only thing that is truly good about it is that this time, Apple doesn't have an exclusive deal with AT&T, so the phone will be on most carriers from the get-go. However, since I'm not even remotely interested in purchasing this phone, that's a moot point.
From what I can see, this phone goes toe-to-toe with the Galaxy S3, but it does not beat it by any stretch of the imagination. Sure the CPU/GPU is faster (on paper), but the GS3 has a bigger screen, and more pixel real-estate @ full 720P resolution.
Apple can't ride this wave forever, and it looks like the iPhone 4(S) might have been the peak of their time in the mobile industry. The iPhone 5 looks good, but it isn't even remotely close to the jump the iP4 was. So lets wait and see what reviewers think about it (they will probably gush about it just because it's the new iPhone), but honestly, the iP5 is passable.