The First Round of iPhone 5 Reviews Have Been Published

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The iPhone 5 is schedule to go on sale Friday, 21 September 21 in selected number of countries, including the United States, France and Germany. A number journalists got the iPhone 5 but and earlier last night  they have their first round impressions. This shows that writers mostly enthusiastic. The iPhone 5 might not, according to their groundbreaking innovations, but it is still a big improvement over the iPhone 4S.

Engadget begins his conclusion with both praise and criticism slight, but closes on a very positive note:

The iPhone 5 is a significant improvement over the iPhone 4S in nearly every regard, and in those areas that didn’t see an upgrade over its predecessor — camera, storage capacity — one could make a strong case that the iPhone 4S was already ahead of the curve. Every area, that is, except for the OS. If anything, it’s the operating system here that’s beginning to feel a bit dated and beginning to show its age.

Still, the iPhone 5 absolutely shines. Pick your benchmark and you’ll find Apple’s thin new weapon sitting at or near the top. Will it convince you to give up your Android or Windows Phone ways and join the iOS side? Maybe, maybe not. Will it wow you? Hold it in your hand — you might be surprised. For the iOS faithful this is a no-brainer upgrade. This is without a doubt the best iPhone yet. This is a hallmark of design. This is the one you’ve been waiting for.

The British Telegraph points out in his conclusion on the lack of NFC – something that many mainstream users would pose no problems:

Specificationists will say that with the iPhone 5 Apple is now behind its rivals in terms of features but in truth it’s hard to think of a feature offered elsewhere that the average person – as opposed to the tech obsessive – really needs. NFC is not sufficiently widely used, wireless charging is nice but still requires a charger plugged into the wall and most people get along fine without removable storage..

In a video  SlashGear shows how the iPhone 5 will be unpacked:

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Time is enthusiastic, but especially by the addition of LTE:

If you’re contemplating an iPhone 5 and trying to choose between AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, the single biggest factor is LTE coverage. Verizon has a considerable lead on its competitors, although the situation might vary in your neighborhood. But here’s one other point to consider: The AT&T iPhone 5 is the only one which lets you talk and use the Internet connection at the same time. (The Galaxy S III can do both on all carriers, a feat which Samsung accomplished by providing the phone with an additional antenna.)

Even The Guardian talked about some specs:

It’s worth recalling that a smartphone isn’t a package of specifications. It’s that, plus features (the software that drives the onboard camera, say) and services (such as the software that runs Siri or the maps). Those who were quick to dismiss the iPhone 5 based on its specifications – but no experience with its features or services – made the mistake of thinking that a phone is just components.

Several other media also have their iPhone 5 discussions published, including Loop Insight ,TechCrunch , T3 , Daring Fireball , New York Times , Wall Street Journal , Bloomberg , CNET ,Pocket-lint , USA Today and CBC . Additionally, we can within the close to future submit a complete assessment of the iPhone 5.

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