So the iPhone 5 is out and naturally the fans and detractors have lined up.
For me, the iPhone 5 is a no-brainer upgrade. LTE. I have LTE on my iPad and it makes a huge difference when I'm traveling. If the only thing the iPhone 5 had was LTE, I'd still upgrade from my 4S to it.
Of course, that's not the only thing in the iPhone 5 delivers.
Here are a few of the things I care about to varying degrees:
- It's about 20% lighter than the 4S. I kind of care about that.
- It's about twice as fast as the 4S. I don't care about that at all. The 4S is already plenty fast.
- It has a slightly larger screen in the sense that it's now 16x9 so it's a bit longer. I don't care about that, if anything it's a negative.
- The video camera now has dynamic low lighting support. I kind of care about this.
- The WiFi is now dual-band. This means better performance and range. I kind of care about this.
- It has a new connector. This means it's not compatible, without an adapter, with all the various iPhone/iPod connectors. This doesn't bother me as the old one was clunky and dated.
That's pretty much it. But like I said, the LTE support is the big thing for me. LTE means cable modem speeds pretty much in every major city. And for me, that's a big deal.