The recently launched product by Apple have created a lot of buzz in the telecommunication market. People were awaiting the release of this phone, especially after the disappointment caused by iPhone4 . The product was released in September 2012. Financially, the sale figures have created an overwhelming picture. However, for a critical analysis of this launch, it is necessary to have some reviews for iPhone5 by Apple. These reviews by customers and prominent experts would help you to rate this product correctly.
Before going to the opinions of users and critics, let us know what the company has to say about this device. During the announcement of this version of smartphone, Apple has claimed that it would be the best models in the series of iPhones produced till now. Here are some features that were highlighted by the company sources:
- The newly designed outer structure. A great display with larger screen, 8MP camera, wireless technology with faster speed.
- The phone simplifies the various functions by providing more space with a thinner and lighter version. Thus, though the display is larger, the user would not have to bear extra weight.
- The A6 chip used in this phone enables user to download and save Apps quickly. Also, the battery life is more compared to the previous models.
- The newly added Maps has been reinvented with new features like spoken directions, real traffic signals, turn-by-turn navigation, etc.
Passbook that is a new digital wallet, for storing different passes, has been added to this version. This application stores and manages boarding passes, tickets, cards, etc.
- The phone has been added a new call answering systems with additional features to send messages and reminders for incoming calls.
The amazing voice system, siri, imitates and reproduces your voice to send messages, receiving calls and arranging meetings. This is quite like a personal aide that searches the appropriate locations on command.
- With the FaceTime, cellular connection and Wi-Fi network has been linked. So, the user can watch their friends or share the screen with callers, from wherever the user is located at that time.
Thus, these are some proclaimed characteristics of the iPhone 5. This thinner and smarter version have got mixed reviews all over the world. Many companies, individual customers and newspapers have shared their experiences. Let us have some important opinions about this model by Apple.
- Wall street journal:The online publication has appreciated the company for making the sixth generation of the phone remarkable. It compares the characteristics of the previous version with this iPhone 5. Apart from bigger screen and design, it also gives special attention to the new operating system and its features. Also, centralized camera has received good reviews. Integrated facebook has been praised too. The journal notes that the current limitations of this version is the inability to upgrade old customers, connector replacements and the apps menu.
- New York Times: The newspaper has given rave reviews for the product on the basis of three factors: compatibility, design and components. It has given full marks to the developers and producers to bring such excellent version in the market, compared to the predecessor model. However, certain factors like wastage of previous accessories bought by customers and complicated procedure of passbook have been criticized by the experts.
- Telegraph: The head of technical matters in news media declared this Apple product as a big competitor in the current market. It states that this marvelously produced and amazingly designed, iPhone 5, is surely an object of mass attention. According to the experts, the combination of aluminum and glass has worked well to create a lighter version of the smart phone. Also, the size of the screen has made it user-friendly and easily accessible. It predicts that the current model has replaced the earlier one with a bang, and surely creates expectations for a better model in future. The final rating given is quite high.
- Loop: According to critics here, the newly invented product looks similar to those of old versions. Though the looks are not different, technological buildings differs a lot. It praises Apple for providing a perfectly larger screen, not too big one. Thus, the phone can be easily operated and applications are simply navigated. It appreciates the battery performance. However, it poses some difficulties while handling the menu bar for the Apps, as newer additions are not visible on display. It concludes by giving applaud to the Apple product.
- En-gadget: Here, iPhone 5 has received applaud for the magnificent look and advanced features. Especially, the reduced weight of the model and bright display are the two major benefits, as per the reviewers here. Experts have critically explained the functioning of the operating system that supports the phone. However, some shortcomings have been noted like lightening problems, limitations of passbook, absence of exact location on the maps, etc. The reviewers hopefully await for developments in these areas.
- Bloomberg: The experts here have praised the phone for being thinner and faster than other versions. It says that the phone is solid to handle with a light-weight body and bears a nice look. It appreciates the technology and built-in apps, which helps quick downloading, uploading of photos, music and movies. However, they have criticized the phone for its complicated functioning and procedures. Also, the battery life does not fulfill the expectations of customers. Overall, it praises the current Apple product for its overall features.
- USA today: The users have claimed here that this new model really has quite a potential. As per the company reports, it provides larger display and a friendly operation system with longer battery life. The additions like maps and siri have been praised by the customers, for functioning perfectly on demand. However, the replaced connector have been criticized, as it does not support the older charges, batteries or accessories. Thus customers are complaining for unnecessary expenses that they have to bear. However, the overall review appreciates the Apple product for being a truly advanced invention in the market of telecommunication.
Hopefully, these reviews and analytical accounts will help you to know more about the iPhone 5 by Apple. You can refer to this information to compare the device with the existing versions by other companies.