iPhone 5 Photos and Hands on Impressions

After the media event, Apple allowed the attendees to use the new iPhone 5 in a hands on area. Many of the early impressions seem to be focused on how light and thin the new iPhone feels. Despite the decrease in weight, the iPhone 5 appears to be sturdy due to its aluminum design.

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Here are a roundup of some of the early impressions:

TechCrunch
- "Build quality is quite nice and the solid aluminum is quite unique and quite solid. Hopefully this will reduce some damage if it falls on a hard surface."

Telegraph.co.uk
- "The biggest change, literally, is the larger screen. Here, I'm thankful that Apple opted not to go wider. Samsung's Galaxy S3 is too big for my taste and I think Apple is right to say that the width of the iPhone is right for the average hand."

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Slashgear
- "Gripping it, your thumb is able to navigate the full length of the display without stretching, just as promised, and while it’s undoubtedly a light handset it doesn’t feel delicate."

Engadget
- "Much like the speed increases between the iPhone 4 and 4S (and before that, the iPhone 3G vs. iPhone 3GS), they won't take you by storm right away. But, use it for half an hour and you'll have a hard time going back to a slower chip. The transitions are smoother, switching between apps is a bit quicker and everything just generally feels incrementally faster."

Anandtech
- "The phone feels very thin and light (obviously), and the improvement in performance is very noticeable compared to the 4S."

They shot a nice video showing the speed of the device and features:

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Top Rated Comments

Caliber26 Avatar
154 months ago
My heart is yearning for the black one!!!

Despite it being called iPhone 5. :rolleyes:
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Simplicated Avatar
154 months ago
White...once you go white, you're always right.

Once you go black, you can't go back. :D
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlewis23 Avatar
154 months ago
I don't know which one to get now. White or Black. :confused::confused:
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WeegieMac Avatar
154 months ago
This is what apple should have shown off.

Wow.. just wow!!

Galaxy note 2 - Next month!! Insane!

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DcgZum8M1o

Galaxy Notes are hideously big.

Takes me back to the days when I walked around looking like a complete fud with the N-Gage by my ear.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Taz Mangus Avatar
154 months ago
Thinner, Lighter, Faster. More of the same. iPhone 4SS.

Zzzzzzzzzzz

Let me guess you wanted fatter, heavier and slower ;)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ryth Avatar
154 months ago
My heart is yearning for the black one!!!

Despite it being called iPhone 5. :rolleyes:
Every version I've preferred the black one...except this one. I think the White one is the superior looking one this time around. Reasoning...I think the silver back and sides will show less scratches therefore you can go case-less or even just a small bumper around it.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)