iPhone 5 First Reviews in!
Endgadget- iPhone 5 review -- Engadget
CNET - iPhone 5 Review - CNET Reviews
WSJ - The iPhone Takes to the Big Screen - WSJ.com
edit: Gizmodo (they are updating it with links to all over the web) - iPhone 5 Meta-Review: A Better iPhone In Every Way
Last edited by yeyeman9; 09-18-2012 at 09:47 PM.
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i watched the cnet review to also see what it looked like on video wow that is nice looking even though i got the black slate that white one was nice and the shine on the edges nice and it didn't look bad being long i thought it would look awkward but man its nice looking all the way around good job apple now lets just hope this maps is a great nav tool i don't want to end up in a ditch following it lol....
- 09-18-2012, 09:57 PM #6
- 09-18-2012, 09:59 PM #7
IPhone 5 Scores Well, With a Quibble
IPhone 5 Scores Well, With a Quibble
New York Times
Quibble is connector but admits it was due for change
Pocket Lint says:
" It is now chamfered and while that looks pretty, we've already noticed that on the black model the edge has started to wear, revealing the shiny silver aluminium metal underneath the "slate" coloured coating and, indeed, we've witnessed it on two separate models, ruling out a fluke manufacturing error.
These small scuffs will catch the light and make the phone look visibly worn. We suspect that it won't be as noticeable on the white model because the metal edging is silver, so that's worth bearing in mind when you come to order your colour choice."
Thoughts? I hope it is just in those....it better not be in all of them...I will be so pissed!
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We will see though...
- 09-18-2012, 11:57 PM #17
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- 09-19-2012, 03:24 AM #19
I have an anodized steel black watch that scratched to silver the first time it rubbed against something metal so it definitely can happen. I'm sure within the first month we'll know everything about the new iPhone.
- 09-19-2012, 07:28 AM #20
I knew that was going to happen with the black variant...i was just waiting for the comments to start about it. I too have a watch with a similar finish on it, and even taking overly pre-cautious care of it, I managed to get a small scratch on the lock on the back of it, exposing the shiny metal underneath the coating. I don't even remember touching anything with it (as i rarely wear it). This makes me very thankful i ordered the white iPhone this time (not for that specific reason, but it just adds to my satisfaction with the choice). Hopefully this isn't a "defect" for lack of better term.
I'm happy to read these reviews though, it appears that the iPhone 5 is a solid contender in the market. I had no doubt it would be, but it's always nice to see the "proof in the pudding" so to speak from people who really do nothing BUT review consumer electronics. Makes me very excited to get mine on Friday...I can't deny, I'm much more excited to get this one than i was the 4S.
- 09-19-2012, 08:06 AM #21
Well I was going with the black & slate but this scares me. I'm way to OCD to do the black & slate. I'm going with the white ip5. What do you guys think? If the black anodized aluminum is already coming off just in a week or 2, will Apple exchange if you want white?
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- 09-19-2012, 08:14 AM #22
After reading about the potential of scratching the black bezel, I ordered a bumper from Amazon. 10 bucks.
Amazon.com: Photive Hybrid iPhone 5 Bumper Case - Black. Designed for The New iPhone 5: Cell Phones & Accessories
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- 09-19-2012, 09:08 AM #25iPhone Newbie
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You see, black sales have been strong, but the whites haven't been moving as well so apple sent out models with a designed flaw to spur consumers in the right direction. We'll all find the reviews concerns in this unwarranted once we receive our own.