A few days after the presentation and some "testing" by experts from journalism of the new iPhone 5, the first impressions and reviews began to appear. Almost unanimously, all experts positively noted the increased display size, new iOS 6 options, and LTE support.
They were also unanimously not very flattering about the mapping application, which was made by Apple, and the new Lightning connector.
Scott Stein, editor-in-chief of CNet, noted on the positive side the fact that the manufacturers took into account the comments to the previous versions of the iPhone and made the appropriate changes. They touched upon the presence of a new processor, an updated design, the addition of iOS 6.
Admiration for the new design was also noted by David Pogue, columnist for The New York Times. In addition, he emphasized that the device works fast enough and has a very high quality camera. Pogue called the same Lightning connector a minus.
The representative of the USA Today newspaper Ed Bag said that although the display has become a little larger, this did not affect the comfortable use of the smartphone. This is achieved due to the fact that its length was not increased much, and its width remained completely unchanged. However, among the downsides, Beig noted the fact that the iPhone 5 is inferior to other devices in terms of the amount of information that can be placed on the screen, although the screen itself is much clearer and brighter than in devices from other manufacturers.
All Things Digital expert Walt Mossberg also appreciated the comfort of the new device and its screen. Among the shortcomings of the gadget, Mossberg noted a mapping application produced by Apple, with which the company replaced the traditional iPhone all previous versions of the Google map. For the better, the new application differs only in that it is equipped with the ability to navigate with the presence of voice prompts. A significant disadvantage is the lack of street pictures, public transport schemes, because in order to see all this, you need to open several other programs.
As for the new connector, there were many shortcomings here too. The fact is that plugs of the usual pattern are common everywhere, so the use of a new gadget will be fraught with certain difficulties. Although the manufacturers have included a cable in the kit, it won't be enough. If users want to use any accessories, they'll have to fork out another $ 29 to get another adapter.
As you know, on September 21, the release of the new iPhone 5 will take place in countries such as the USA, Great Britain, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.