The event Apple held yesterday in San Francisco was one of the most anticipated of the year in terms of technological matters are concerned. We were all waiting ready to be impressed, but now that it's over, is it really the iPhone 5 introduced something innovative? Let's see it.
The improvements of this new version are easy to appreciate. The new iPhone 5 is impressively thin and lightweight and comes with an A6 processor, which Apple promises to be up to 2 times faster than the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 has a single radio chip providing GSM, HSDPA, CDMA and LTE and consuming less battery.
Moreover, the big change is altering the size of the screen: the new iPhone has a 4-inch panel (compared to the traditional 3.5 inch of iPhones) and has a better aspect ratio for watching movies.
One could also mention some of the features that come with a iOS6 Maps application, integration with Facebook, FaceTime, Siri enhancements and new Earpods.
However, on the negative side, we can say that the screen of the iPhone 5 has only 4 inches and not only so, but that only added height, so the increase in the size of the panel would not bring any real benefit in most games and help web browsing in landscape mode only.
In addition, the camera of the iPhone 5 is almost identical to that of LTE connectivity and 4S in Europe remains weak as to really be worth (it is true that this is not a negative of the device itself).
Finally, the sleek new 8-pin connector makes all previous fittings are obsolete because they are 30-pin. Does this mean that you can not use them anymore? No, but you have to buy an adapter. Good idea to check, right?
As usual with every new release, Apple said his gadget was "the best yet". It may be the best they have made, but the world was waiting for something new and innovative, something that left us breathless and do not receive it.
Instead, what we got was a reliable smartphone unsurprising characteristics, a phone that could hardly be called avant-garde. After all, the iPhone has always been one of the more expensive devices on the market.
Probably the iPhone 5 is a bestseller with millions and millions of units sold since Apple has a lot of loyal fans who will buy the device, but personally, the iPhone 5 did not meet my expectations. Not that I was expecting anything in particular, just waiting to be surprised with something new, and it was not.
But maybe it's me, what do you think? IPhone 5 Is what you expected? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Remember you can also take a look at a more detailed comparison between the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 from this link.