iPhone 5 Reviewers Find Imperfect Device With Much to Love
The iPhone 5 is fast, thin, light and rather perfectly sized, though it's not without its faults, say the early reviewers.The iPhone 5 goes on sale Friday, Sept. 21, and the early reviews are in. It's surprisingly thin, wonderfully light, shockingly fast and improved in dozens of little ways, the critics agree. What they disagree about is the primary niggling annoyance-the bit Apple didn't quite get right. And on this, each generally went his own way. On the whole, however, they agree it's a delight, a super-fast marvel. Most people, they suggest, will find it to be the best smartphone on the market, and for everyone else, thank goodness-diversity is a good thing.
The New York Times' David Pogue writes that Apple's typical obsession over details and its ability to call the shots with components suppliers are both working to the buyer's advantage in the iPhone 5. The camera is "among the best ever put into a phone," he writes, and the device is so thin and light, "it's well on its way to becoming a bookmark."