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iPhone 5: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Apple said that the new iOS 6 would be the one of the best things to happen to the iPhone since the release of the iPhone. Reviewers have finally had the chance to get their hands on the iPhone 5, but what do they think about the handset?

iPhone 5 review roundup: mostly positive

The Good: Most of those who reviewed the iPhone 5 fell in love with the taller 4 inch display and the lightness of the device, at just 3.95 ounces. They also loved the improvement of the speed of the processor and the addition of 4G LTE to the iPhone 5. Accolades were also handed out to the updated camera features and better sensor.

The Bad: However some tech experts did have the gripes about some of the features of the iPhone 5. One of these was the fact that Apple chose to go with their own maps and kicked Google maps out the door. Others said that the Lightning port was actually a hassle to use and left their current iPhone accessories obsolete unless they plunked down an extra $30.

The Ugly: The public meanwhile are eagerly awaiting the release of the iPhone 5, which is tomorrow. The new iPhone 5 will set you back $199 for the 16GB version, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB handset. It is thought that the iPhone 5 will be the fastest ever selling iPhone as customers went mad laying their claim on all of the stock which could be pre-ordered, within just one hour of it being available on 14th September. There are now iPhone 5 lines forming up around the globe as 8 nations will be making the iPhone 5 available in stores tomorrow. We’ve already seen third parties putting the iPhone 5 up for sale on eBay with shocking price tags ranging from $1000 to $3000 each. And reports from earlier today about the Hong Kong grey market anticipating iPhone 5 stock to come in from selling nations will be having their “iPhone 5 mules” moving as many as 50 iPhone 5 units per flight headed to Hong Kong.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.