I’ll reserve judgment until I actually get my new iPhone, but what really struck me watching yesterday’s event was this:
What happened to “doubling down on security”?
Literally everything that was announced about the iPhone 5, and the iPods was known beforehand.
I guess it’s just a matter of Apple being so big, and the supply chain being so large that it’s unavoidable, but still. It’s somewhat disappointing.
Anyhow, we now know that this is the new design for two years. I do like it from the few videos I’ve seen, but I guess I’ll have to see it for myself.
I plan on preordering a 16 or 32 GB version tomorrow. My current iPhone 4’s contract has been up since June, and I’m looking forward to the new version with LTE.
As far as the design is concerned: Again, initially I like what I see, which is a good thing, as I wouldn’t buy any other smartphone out there. Not because I don’t like, say the Lumia 920, but because I love how Apple integrates everything from my music to my documents over all of my iOS devices, so I’m really glad I like the design.
Anyhow, I’ll write my review when I get the new iPhone.