5 things that surprised me about the iPhone 5

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5 things that surprised me about the iPhone 5

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CNET)

After a week of using the iPhone 5, I’ve posted my review of Apple ‘s new phone on CNET. Which brings me to wondering: how much can a familiar-looking device that we’ve seemingly known about for months be capable of surprising anyone, much less a tech editor?

For me, the iPhone 5 surprised in the following ways.

The weight
Shaving about an ounce off a phone’s heft doesn’t sound like a lot, and I’ve always been skeptical of incremental reductions (20 percent lighter!), but the first thing that shocked me when I picked up the iPhone 5 was how light it was, not how thin it was. There’s a reason for this: many smartphones boast large screens and sleek looks, but few weigh as little as 3.95 ounces. Most other iPhones weigh about the same, so it feels different immediately.(Credit:
CNET)

The beauty of Maps
Whenever you hear that an app is beautiful to behold, especially an app as integral to the use of the iPhone as Maps, it can’t help but feel superfluous. Still, try to look at Maps on an iPhone 5 and not feel wowed. Right now, it’s the best graphics demo the iPhone 5 has in its stable, and Flyovers feel intensely surreal, even if you’re a Google Earth addict. Whether the graphical finesse of the new Maps and turn-by-turn navigation can make up for the lack of more-refined Google search terms, Street View, and public t… [Read more]

5 things that surprised me about the iPhone 5

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