“Now, almost a month later, it’s time for me to get something off my chest: I’ve made a huge mistake,” Manjoo reports. “I’ve had the iPhone 5 for about a week and a half, and I’m still annoyed about the dock connector thing. But it’s a small problem, and in retrospect I was wrong to allow myself to become overwhelmed by dock-based frustration.”
MacDailyNews Take: Duh.
Manjoo reports, “That’s because, in all other ways, the iPhone 5 is the best phone ever to grace the earth. It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship… I’ll go even further: When I pick up the iPhone 5 and examine it closely, I find it difficult to believe that this device actually exists… The only way to appreciate how much more solid the iPhone 5 feels is to use it for a few days—and, crucially, to use it without stuffing it into a case… Compared to the iPhone 5, all other products will feel cheap.”
Read more in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: Overreacting about a new Dock Connector to the point that it blinded you of everything else wasn’t a “mistake,” it was hit-whoring. Nobody is that stupid. It takes a big man to admit a “mistake,” but it takes a much bigger man to admit his “mistake” was hit-whoring over a mere trifle in the first place.
Otherwise nice review that echoes the findings of many others (see below)
Business Insider reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: ‘The closest thing to a perfect phone, ever’ – September 26, 2012
TechCrunch reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: So fantastic, it just doesn’t seem real – September 20, 2012
Bloomberg’s Jaroslovsky reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: The only great smartphone on the market – September 19, 2012
CNET reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: Editors’ Choice; a great, beautifully-engineered smartphone – September 19, 2012
NYT’s Pogue reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: If you’re getting one, wow, are you in for a treat – September 18, 2012
USA Today’s Baig reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: Keeps Apple at the front of the smartphone pack – September 18, 2012
Mossberg reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: ‘The best smartphone on the market’ – September 18, 2012
Pocket-lint reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: ‘This really is product design at its finest’ – September 18, 2012