The iPhone 5 ‘NOTS’
So we’re all knowing now. After playing vain prophets, uptight know-it-alls and arrogant conspirators, we finally have the real thing. Rumor-mongers are pretty delighted, having a major chunk of their predictions hit the eaten end of a stray Apple. While everyone’s murmuring their opinions we decided to take a jab at the whole affair in an overly critical manner. So we decided to answer the question, ‘what’s worthy of a whine in the iPhone 5?’
We’ll start with the first apparent kill-joy. The screen that offered the finest resolution, color, etc. seems to have grown as much as a meager shrub would in a famine. Well, 4 inches isn’t a weak feat, but even a 4.5-ish one would do mighty good. We do concede that the resolution of the iPhone 5 screen is unparalleled by a good degree.
Next up, and Apple’s been raving about it, LTE. It’s in now but hey, we’ve had people use and abuse this for a while now, courtesy Android. We can also see this as a great opportunity for vendetta from Samsung as they hold patents for the technology, currently. And so does HTC. If these happen, we can expect Europe and US as the likely suing grounds. There’s word about the need for a third antenna since the phone doesn’t support voice and data transmissions simultaneously. Ouch! NFC’s just been rubbished by the company itself. So if they’re playing ‘grapes are sour’ we’re not even bothered to touch that nerve.
Convenience has always been Apple’s focus, but by not including a globally loved, acclaimed and supported microUSB port, the iPhone 5 now has a dual-sided 8-pin connector. Unlucky users will have to purchase an adapter to use it with their existing microUSB-supported docks. There goes an Apple fan’s desire of battling accessory clutter.
Apple has vengefully kept Google’s globally accepted mapping software for their own solution. One may wonder how long familiarizing with this can work.
And do not forget that despite the promises on battery life by the company, there’s still ample room for disappointment, given Apple’s past promises.
All said and ‘not’ done, Apple have released the iPhone 5 with features that have been in Android phones for a while now. More so like a consolation for its fans, giving them something they’ve been politely denied for a year now.
If you’re all fretful too then do go ahead and share your grievance. Daddy NL will hear you out.