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Speed of “Light” – My First iPhone 5 Impression

Comments(5)Filed under: Functional Verification, Axel Scherer, A6 SoC, web browser, Apple, A6, iPhone 5

So what’s the big deal with the iPhone 5?

Some folks have commented: "It is just a bit faster, taller, lighter – no big deal."

Let me tell you one thing: Seeing, no handling and touching is believing. Like so many devices in the past, you have to try it yourself to appreciate it. It is a similar experience as with the original iPhone and iPad.

The minor weight difference actually makes a huge difference in holding and handling the device. It feels unbelievably light and still very sturdy.

The other major take away is speed. It is particularly noticeable in web browsing. (See video below.) The engineering efforts put into the A6 SOC have paid off. It is very impressive!

As expected the build quality is superb. It is a very noticeable improvement over the iPhone 4S. I love great, high quality tools and hardware. The iPhone5 is smoking and takes the crown.

Go check it out for yourself.

Axel Scherer
Incisive Product Expert Team
Twitter, @axelscherer


By Jeff on September 21, 2012
Agreed - works great - speed is amazing.  LTE is fantastic and it is like a feather - super light....

By Frank Corey on September 21, 2012
Axel, I'm really interested in the battery life on it.

By Axel Scherer on September 21, 2012
Hi Frank, I will provide an update on battery life later on.Will not plug it in for a while.

By Joerg on September 22, 2012
How do you feel about the new maps and the new adaptor?

By Axel Scherer on September 24, 2012
Hi Joerg, The new connector seems to work well. But I have only used it once thus far. As for maps - have not used it much yet. -AXel

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