The New iPhone 5 Didn’t Live Up to the Hype

This is the iPhone iWanted

Apple unveiled the new iPhone today and even though it had a new CPU, larger screen, and was thinner than the previous models I still find it incredibly disappointing. I've been following the rumors,  hype, and concept videos since forever and the new iPhone simply doesn't measure up.

I've been watching the videos again today and the new iPhone doesn't have any of the features shown off in the videos.

It doesn't have the stretchable screen that Aatma Studios predicted, which was supposed to let the new iPhone double for the iPad Mini. Nor does it appear to have the new security option - the one where the iPhone will self destruct if you type in the wrong passcode too many times. And the new iPhone isn't even transparent like the one in that commercial, or ultra thin with a projected keyboard like Aatma Studio's demo unit.

Quite simply, folks, Apple fell down on the job today. This is clearly a company that is past its prime. And that's going to be bad news for Samsung, because where else will Samsung get all their new ideas?

I don't know if anyone agrees with me, but I suggest you watch these videos. Once you do you'll understand my disappointment.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

7 Comments

  1. Robert12 September, 2012

    I agree it was a pretty lackluster reveal but I’m not sure I’d say they are “past their prime.” That’s a rather dramatic statement.. Is it a game-changer? Not really. Is it a good phone, esp if you own an iPhone older than a 4S? Yes. Will they sell a ton of them? Yes.

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  2. monopole12 September, 2012

    It was exactly like the concept video I saw:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=efHZP9xAPN4#

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  3. digital reader fan12 September, 2012

    Today was Entertaining and held my attention. The days leading up to it were fun to follow. No Disappointment here.

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  4. Syn12 September, 2012

    I was more interested in the iPod Touch as a wifi phone. I haven’t owned an iPhone since iPhone 3g was released. Now that I have the iPad 3rd Gen, going back to phone Apps just doesn’t interest me.

    Going long and staying the same width was a big disappointment to me.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder12 September, 2012

      That was an interesting device but at $300 I don’t know if I’ll spring for it.

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  5. Dommas13 September, 2012

    You have to be kidding…

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    1. Nate Hoffelder13 September, 2012

      Yes I was. LOL

      Reply

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