It seems nobody can make up their mind about the iPhone 5 – is it yesterday’s news or still the most incredible piece of kit we’ve even been graced with?
Everyone knows that the mobile tech community can be a bit on the fickle side – particularly when it comes to critics swearing their allegiance to one brand/model and then changing their mind within 24-hours. Just take a look back over the past few weeks’ technology headlines and you’ll see dozens, maybe hundreds of reports saying that the iPhone has lost its luster, the iPhone 5’s specs and features are beyond outdated and that Apple is pretty much doomed in the face of Samsung.
And in the same publications, you’ll also see the same masses cooing over the thought of the then-upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4, talking about how its octa-core processor and retina-busting screen would make the iPhone 5’s specs and features look even more laughable.
So, what happened next?
The Galaxy S4 saw its launch, delivered the exact wish list of specs and features we’d all be praying for a and was summarily panned for being a complete and total yawn-fest. And what’s more, it way then a case of revisiting the iPhone 5 which for some reason once again became the Apple of the critics’ eye…pun intended…and has summarily been argued as superior to the S4 in almost every way.
There’s not pleasing some folk and the rest need to pick a side and stick with it!
The Galaxy S4’s massive screen everyone was so excited about has now been described as too big and awkward compared to the iPhone 5. It’s also heavier than the iPhone 5, which of course isn’t a good thing. It’s made of plastic while the iPhone 5 is premium aluminum. And its octa-core processor is only the fastest on the face of the Earth, but according to those now switching sides isn’t in fact the be all and end all as once suggested.
Seriously…give me strength.
If this is the shape of things to come then I can’t help but feel 2013 as a whole is going to be something of one long witch-hunt where instead of celebrating what Smartphones can de, we’re instead all-consumed with moaning about their flaws.