If we are going to talk about do-it-all smartphones, then iPhone is still the top contender in the list. Not many companies can say they changed the way people view smartphones with a single phone—and that’s exactly what Apple did when it first launched the iPhone. After that, competitors rushed to imitate or at least take inspiration from him and his abilities. Smartphones have been trying to outdo each other ever since.
So, standard bearers like that should (by now) have an idea in mind: a very responsive phone (the iPhone has by far the most responsive touchscreen on the market), crystal clear call quality (after the iPhone 4 fiasco dropping calls, things seem to be getting fixed and calling obviously, even over a VoIP connection – but it’s still wiser to have a quality provider like RingCentral to help with this), excellent performance and software flexibility (the Apple App store is the largest catalog of various mobile apps) and durability.
On the iPhone 5, however, there may be some issues.
Screen – there have been many reports of the screen flickering like a neon light bulb for no reason, even though the phone works more or less well. Another thing to note is that there’s an odd bubble effect that occurs on some phones — when you press the screen, distorted bubbles appear elsewhere on the screen.
- Scratches and dents – there have been many complaints and crash reports regarding iPhone cases. Even out of the box, it looks like it has a few dents and scratches. This is due to the softness of the aluminum on the back of the iPhone, making it vulnerable to dings and scratches, unlike the glass back of the iPhone 4.
- Broken camera – Of course we don’t often shoot with the light source pointed directly at us. That’s the problem: whenever there’s a bright light source that isn’t visible from the iPhone 5’s camera, it creates a purple haze.
- New map – So far, this is one of the biggest complaints. With the new iOS comes new maps, which replace the fully functional Google Maps. Many people rely on the Maps feature to get around, and it’s helped Google spend years perfecting the entire interface and adding as much detail as possible. Apple Maps, on the other hand, failed to recognize landmarks, marked the wrong location, had less road detail, and was completely distorted on the 3D render.
- iOS6 itself – You know it’s gone bad when iOS itself causes customer satisfaction to drop. According to a recent survey by TechCrunch, consumers are less satisfied with their iOS6 devices compared to their previous ones. It’s the first time Apple has seen a drop like this.
So are the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 worth it?
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