There’s more than enough hype online, and everyone seems to be weighing it down and trying to determine exactly what Apple is trying to do with the new iPhone. From the outside, it doesn’t seem like much has changed, and that frankly could disappoint those looking for a sizeable change from previous iPhone incarnations. There’s been a big clamor for this new phone.
This has never been more obvious than when the iPhone proved itself to be a very popular and reliable personal and business phone, due to the various features and Apps within the iStore that work with it. These applications make the device flexible and highly efficient when it comes to increasing productivity and receiving information. So it should come as no surprise that people are eagerly anticipating news of the upgrade of the latest incarnation of the last.
Of course, while the company can’t expect to satisfy every customer with their product, there was a lot of mixed reactions following the iPhone 5 reveal. There were those who lauded it, and those who dismissed it, finding too few changes to make it worth an upgrade.
There have been several complaints online about the iPhone 5 “change”:
To the top: The new iPhone is bigger; to accommodate five rows of apps on the screen, as opposed to the previous four.
Down: This was not perceived by users as a big change, given the old interface it seemed pretty good from the start. Second, they felt it might become unwieldy, if the phone got bigger than before.
To the top: The display is impressive, as the iPhone 5 now has the clear retina display that was first admired in the iPad 3 released earlier this year.
Down: Changes in the screen, retina display, may be very attractive to users who crave a very sharp and sharp screen, but for users who are not observant, there really isn’t such a big change compared to the advantages of the previous screen.
To the top: The new iPhone now has a new port: Lightning Connector. This is supposed to be an “eight signal, all digital” design. This increases the speed and reliability of data transfer. It’s also more durable, as a common weak point in older 30 point cables seems to be the connection between the cable and the port, which tends to break.
Down: While this sounds impressive over USB 2.0, it’s not as impressive an improvement over USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt data transfer rates. Second, this eight-pin port effectively makes the iPhone 5s incompatible with all the other 30-pin ports and 30-pin docks that Apple product accessories sell from various places.
Down: Unlike other leading smartphone models, the iPhone 5 was revealed to be without NFC capabilities. Strange, considering that competing models boast of this ability as a convenience for consumers, allowing them to pay for purchases through it.
To the top: Apparently the lack of NFC won’t hurt the iPhone too much; Payment via NFC is not yet the norm. Although it will make it easier for some consumers who want to use NFC-based payments, not all outlets or shops support NFC payments.
Down: Another thing that seems to be missing from the iPhone 5 is the fact that it is not capable of charging wirelessly. Competitive models such as the Nokia Lumia 920 have this capability. As an innovation that is quite praised, it seems that the iPhone5 does not have this feature, even though 120 companies have met this standard.
To the top: What people tend to overlook is that this ability to charge wirelessly doesn’t come without sacrificing a few things: and that includes using it while charging. You can’t charge wirelessly while using your device, something the iPhone doesn’t seem to want to give up. Also, models with wireless charging capabilities seem to be thicker (or have a larger charger) than usual, and the slim iPhone struggles with sturdiness from the start.
There are other concerns that users have voiced about the iPhone 5 and it seems that there are no changes compared to the major shakeups made to other Apple products which were revealed in the same Apple event where the iPhone 5 was revealed. For Apple fans, the new iPhone is definitely the phone to get, but for other users, the question of whether or not the changes are big enough for them to make an upgrade is still being weighed.
Apple – Introducing the iPhone5 [Video]
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