Iphone 5 has been revealed couples days ago. We waited almost a year for this model. Was it worth waiting? Well I have to admin that I’m a bit disappointed with the new iphone (I was also disappointed after they released iphone 4s but I guess, I was in minority according to the sales numbers).
The reason for that is simple, it looks like my iphone 4 but just stretched a bit. My questions are now, what happened to the Apple creativity??? Where are new designs??? You can simple go on the internet tape “iphone 5″ and you will see those amazing looking concepts of how iphone 5 could look like!!! Apple claims it has been totally redesigned so I ask again where???
Can somebody tell me where I can see new design? New charging port (it’s called lightning)? Is that a new design? Why they haven’t come out with some new ideas which could blow away the competition (Samsung Galaxy III or HTC one). Maybe Apple was talking about the design of the hardware which is inside, that processor is in a new place or a battery has change its position, but really, do I really care about that staff? I will not ever see that phone from the inside, never…. All what matter for me is how the phone looks like outside and it looks for me the same… Is Apple afraid of changes? Well Apple… you better not be, because other manufacturers don’t sleep and won’t leave any place for mistakes. I can not believe nobody came out yet with a phone where a whole front panel is a touch screen without any buttons which are just useless (yeah Apple you could put your home button on the side of the phone and yeah it is possible). Everybody doesn’t want to make any drastic changes to their phones because they don’t know how people will welcome them(yeah and patents too, not everybody can have rounded corners, i’m just wondering when somebody will apply for a wheel or a cone patent…sorry it is just silly for me…) .
Nonetheless, iphone 5 probably is a great phone, it has a great processor, better graphics card, it is really slim and light. I’m sure people will enjoy it very much because I use iphone very day and I’m really happy with it. But, for people who waited for a next step in the technology, who wanted to see new awesome design, new inventions, it is unfortunately a disappointment. I know, I know many of you may disagree with me and this is your right to do. Please just keep in mind what John F. Kennedy said “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” and I’m not saying that iphone 5 was an easy thing because many people work hard to build it but for me Apple haven’t done anything what could be a jump in an unknown direction and to try to change the arrangement of the phone. Great achievements are not made by small steps but with new ideas which go far ahead of their times. Is iphone 5 with its design much ahead of its time? Nope.