More than two million people pre-ordered the new iPhone 5 when it went on sale earlier this week and folks have been lining up all over the country at Apple stores for when it is released Friday (Sept. 21). But what’s the verdict on this new phone?
ABC News says the four-inch screen is a nice improvement over the 3.5-inch screen, but it’s really the 1136 x 640 screen resolution that makes it so visually stunning. They also say the keyboard being wider in landscape mode makes it easier to type.
However, the biggest upgrade is going to be the move from 3G to LTE. ABC News says the speed around New York City is markedly faster than the 3G iPhone 4S. When this new service speed is coupled with the new iPhone processor inside the phone, the entire thing feels lightyears faster than the previous model.
The biggest complaint so far has been the Maps App, which is a new program developed by Apple and not the Google Maps used on the previous phones. There are bugs, no street view, limited traffic data and no transit data.
If you’re getting one today, let us know what you think of your new iPhone 5.