iPhone 5 is missing the “Steve Jobs Effect”

 

All iPhone enthusiasts have been anxiously waiting for the release of the new iPhone 5 since we felt let down with the release of the iPhone 4S. The release of iPhone 4S was well awaited for changes in the shape of the iPhone. But instead Apple improved the Processor (dual-core Apple A5 chip) and the Camera. I mean it’s not bad to have a better processor but what difference does it make for a common person like me?

Any how I personally did not upgrade to the iPhone 4S and had allocated a special “Budget” for the new iPhone 5. But I was shocked to know that they have again improved the Processor (dual-core Apple A6 chip) and the camera and the shape is almost the same. To know the difference you have to have both 4S and 5 present at the same time. The main difference i.e. “the increased length” adds an extra row to the apps on your springboard and that’s it. you can look for yourself in the image bellow, a difference of half an inch in the lengths.

 

We wanted an iPhone 5 that is unique and with completely different look than the previous versions of the “Family”. But with the latest addition to the iPhone family, we have to hire and expert to tell the difference.

At last I would like to quote from the Facebook status update of a friend of mine that says and I quote:

 “You know what’s the one and only feature that iPhone 5 lacks? – It’s the Steve Jobs :(
That’s my review of the shiny new one.”

 

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