We had no shortage of exciting tech product announcements this past week, from the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows 8, to the Nintendo Wii U -- what's not to love? But the one product that takes the cake as the most anticipated was the iPhone 5; the media frenzy around it was absolutely crazy, to say the least. Call it hype, but with a record 2 million preordered iPhone 5s (that's double the preorders from the last version) just within the first 24 hours, that has to say something about how many people are waiting to get their hands on one. If you didn't make the preorder list and want this phone really bad -- well, you'd better grab a sleeping bag and chair, join the folks camping out in front of the Apple stores, and wait another couple of days until it is for sale to the public. But be aware that some folks have been camping out since the beginning of the week, so you might be at the end of some really long lines. And for the record, I will not be near any Apple Store for a while.
Now that some of us have gotten a glimpse of the iPhone 5 (if you haven't yet, click here for the CNET editor, Scott Stein full and thorough iPhone 5 review) -- what do you think of the new iPhone 5? Were you happy or disappointed? Do you think the new iPhone is overrated, or is it everything you thought it would be and then some? What do you think about the new features? The new iPhone is thinner, lighter, faster, and sports a larger screen size than the previous version, but there other phones that are already on the market that have comparable specs. Are you going to buy an iPhone 5 or are you going to pass on it for another brand and model? Tell us what's on your mind about the iPhone 5 and join us in this discussion that has well over 1,400 comments and continues to grow. And don't forget to place your votes in this week's poll. Have fun!
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Here's what some of your fellow members had to say about this week's topic: Apple iPhone 5
I am using the 4S right now and I am glad I bought it when I did. iPhone 5 is just plain ugly. I cant believe all they did was elongate the iPhone 4s. I think Steve Jobs left a huge void in this company. They seem to have lost all... Read more
Posted by Rajats73
No, the iPhone 5 doesn't have all of the highest tech specs of Android phones. But I will stick with the iPhone. Why, simply because it works, it works well, and it is easy to use. It does everything I want quickly... Read more
Posted by aagrace
pretty sad so many of you hate apple for literally no legitimate reason....If it wasn't for apple apps wouldn't exist.. android effectively copied apple's app design.. Apple is what pushed Samsung to be where it is... Read more
· Yes! I've already preordered one. · Yes, when it is available for sale publicly. · Yes, but it's for someone else. · I haven't decided yet. · No, I'm going to stick with my current iPhone. · No, but I will be upgrading to the iPhone 4s. · No, I'm going to wait for the next generation. · No, I will never buy an iPhone.