With the release of any new iPhone model, consumers line up in droves outside retail locations, just waiting for the doors to open so that they can get their hands on the very first iPhones to hit the market. You can even find people literally camping out outside these stores from at least the night before a major new release from Apple. This is exactly what happened when the iPhone 5 was released, but what people are slowly beginning to realise is that this upgrade to the iPhone 4S is not as good as they thought it would be, and perhaps not worth all of the money and hype it received either.
If you are considering getting the iPhone 5 when you’re ready to upgrade your current mobile phone, give it a second thought because it may not be the best decision after all. Read on to learn some of the drawbacks of the iPhone 5 and see if it’s really worth your while to spend the money on this phone when there are so many other great smartphones on the market that compete with the iPhone.
Not Really an Upgrade
If you don’t yet own an iPhone and really want to get one, you can go ahead and splurge on the new iPhone 5. But if, on the other hand, you already own the iPhone 4S, save your money and let Apple’s operating system keep getting its updates so that it will be able to become just as enhanced as the iPhone 5, without needing to run out and purchase a whole new smartphone and spend the extra money when it really isn’t necessary at all to do so. Bottom line: if you own an iPhone 4S, upgrade to iOS 6 for free and enjoy its new features.
The Camera is Pretty Much the Same
Many times, when people upgrade to a newer, higher quality, and more expensive smartphone, they expect that one of the main features of the phone, its built-in camera, will be dramatically better. However, this is certainly not the case with the iPhone 5. It still has the same 8-megapixel camera, so you will basically be getting the same photos as you can get with the iPhone 4S. And, again, any upgrades to the camera software found on the iPhone 5 can easily be downloaded to the iPhone 4S when you update your operating system to iOS 6, so there is no need to worry there, plus you’ll still be able to share your photos with your social media networks and friends.
Bigger Screen Means Bigger Display Problems
The iPhone 5 boasts that it has a new, larger screen, coming in at 4 inches, but this isn’t always a good thing, especially when it comes to displaying apps that haven’t been configured during their development to be properly displayed on such a large touchscreen. Therefore, until the apps are updated, you’ll be viewing many of your favourite apps with what is called letterboxing, or wasted space on either side of the display.
[author ] Laura Corney is an expert in all things technology and IT related. When dealing with clients, Laura often visits everythingtech.co.uk to give them great tips and information about the latest IT training courses available.[/author]