Sometime with the iPhone 5

So I held off writing this post for a little while, but it’s election night and I’m sitting with my laptop already to write this, so now is as good a time as ever to do a bit of a review of my time with a new phone.

So how does the iPhone 5 do after a couple months with it? Well the best review I can give it is that I keep forgetting that it’s an iPhone 5 until I see it side by side with an older iPhone. This may sound like a bad thing, but let me explain a little.

I’m a big believer in technology getting out of the way so that I can actually use it to do things, rather than spend time tinkering with it to do what I want. The iPhone 5 does this extremely well. The increased screen size makes reading easier, and the extra row of apps is great for cutting down the number of screens you need to have for all your apps. Here I need to give kudos to all those Android users who suggested that the iPhone was too small – you were right.

I’ll be honest, other than the weight, or lack there of, I don’t feel a lot of difference between this phone and my iPhone 4 in the early days that I had it. Sure as time went on it began to feel a bit old,  but going in, they have the same snappiness that new hardware has.

When the iPhone 5 was first revealed, I wasn’t blown away with what was announced. Everything seemed to be what was expected and just evolutionary changes, which isn’t nearly as exciting as something completely new that you’ve never seen. But after all that knee jerk reaction, it makes a lot of sense to do it this way.

Now that the majority of the apps that I use on a regular basis have been updated to the iPhone 5 resolution, It really does just feel like the old iPhone, albeit faster than before.

Sure it isn’t as exciting, but guess what, it works really really well. Sure it would look cool, but that’s not what I want a phone for. I don’t need fuel for any fanboy fires, I just want a phone that works really well and does what I want it to do.

From what I’ve tried, the iPhone is still the winner in this regard, it may not be forever, but for now, I’m really happy with my iPhone 5.

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