All over the world today, devoted Apple fans are finally getting their hands on the iPhone 5.
From France to Australia, customers lined up at Apple stores and other retailers to be one of the first to take the new smartphone home. All the hype begs the question: Will consumers be satisfied?
I personally had the new cell phone delivered to my house, so I unfortunately must wait until I'm home from work to check it out. But so far, according to Mashable, "reviewers are pretty impressed with the update." The phone's look, feel and larger screen have received only positive feedback.
But, as we all know, nothing's perfect. Reviewers aren't entirely pleased with Apple's switch to the Lightning connector. Despite its faster speed, "the headache of not being able to use some accessories – and lack of support for iPod out, a specification used in many cars – was a problem for many."
And then there's the phone's new maps app, which is decidedly a downgrade from Google Maps. Reuters reports: "Some users criticized the maps feature for a number of geographical errors, missing information, and a lack of features."
Still, today is expected to be a record-breaking day for Apple. The brand will sell more iPhone 5s than it has any prior model on an opening day.
Are you buying the iPhone 5?