The following is a review by CNET on the long anticipated iPhone 5. While I for one will not be rushing out to get it, many are interested in what it might have to offer.
The good: The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, free turn-by-turn navigation, and a faster A6 processor. Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.
The bad: Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can’t use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There’s no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
The bottom line: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It’s absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
I am a Droid user, and while I was considering getting the iPhone5 as my next phone, I have some concerns. The fact that Apple is trying to build their own mapping network is very concerning to me. I LOVE my DROID navigation, and google maps as is an ever changing, ever growing entity that rules in today’s world. Maybe Apple will get there, but I think they should get over themselves and let the end user decide if they want to use Google or not. It comes down to the almighty dollar, and since Google are their biggest competitor right now in the phone market, they are limiting themselves not using google maps…
Anyway that is just my 2 cents, we will see what the future holds. iPhone users will love their new iPhones, and swear they are the best thing since their air book pro, but their just biased in my opinion.