The iPhone 5 has been in the hands of reviewers and we now have the first crop of reviews. The general word is that the handset is great as it has a larger display, it comes with LTE and it has the latest iOS 6 software which includes a new Maps app. One thing that is missing however is NFC support.
Here is what the top critics have had to say about the new iPhone 5 so far:
iPhone 5 reviews: what the top critics have to say
SlashGear had this to say according to Vincent Nguyen: Competition between mobile platforms keeps the industry moving and innovating. That can often present itself as a surfeit of innovation: feature upon feature, piled high in an all-singing, all-dancing device. Right now, the iPhone 5 has the best balance of everyday usability and performance, without the distraction of functionality that is clever but unintuitive. It’s an area in which Apple excels, and it’s the reason the iPhone 5 is one of the best smartphones on the market today.
MS Siegler reported that: Those worried about the talk of “disappointment” surrounding the iPhone 5, I suggest you simply go to an Apple Store starting on Friday and try it for yourself. My guess is you’ll immediately recognize just how ridiculous that bluster actually is. This is the smartphone nearly perfected.
Ed Baig for USA Today said: People have always had lofty expectations for the iPhone 5, especially as the competition stiffens. In delivering a fast, attractive, LTE-capable and larger-screen handset, Apple has met those expectations with a gem.
And finally Stuart Miles at PocketLint said: What Apple has created with the iPhone 5 is an extremely polished smartphone that oozes appeal. It’s incredibly well built, easy to use, features a beautiful screen, and comes packed with enough speed and power to service all your requirements. The hardware is just stunning. It really is impressive how much is crammed into such a tiny box.