The iPhone 5, as expected, received a mixed bag of reactions. Fans of the Apple flagship phone have raved about how much better the iPhone is than its previous incarnations. The 3D Map renders are absolutely gorgeous, the new Siri is much more helpful, it is faster and the design is sleek and comfortable even with the bigger screen.
Other people, notably the Android fans, were not impressed with the new smartphone from Apple. Bigger screen, fast wireless, 4G LTE; Android fans will tell you that they have been enjoying these features for a couple of months now. Fierce competitor Samsung also took a swipe at the iPhone with their “it doesn’t take a genius” ad.
By now it is clear that the iPhone is not for everybody. To know if you are someone who will be happy with an iPhone 5, see if you belong to any of the categories below:
This is not a dig to fans of the iPhone because, let’s face it, there are a lot of people who are very faithful to the Apple brand. Purchasing is not always about the best product out there. There are other variables at play like emotions, values, beliefs, and many other intangible things that affects a person’s decision to buy something. So regardless of whether the iPhone is better than the other smartphones or not, it will be the right phone for their fans because Apple has done a great job of tapping at those intangible factors that creates loyal customers.
iPhone 4 Owners
If you are an owner of an iPhone 4S, you might be thinking twice about upgrading to iPhone 5. After all, you’ve only had your phone for a couple of months, so you do not want to spend more money on a new phone, especially when the improvements are not exactly earth shaking. If you are an owner of the iPhone 4, however, and you want to stay within the operating system that you are familiar with, then the iPhone 5 is the phone for you. It will be a big improvement in all areas of the iPhone 4.
Looking for Great Apps Store
The Windows phones, specifically Nokia, and Blackberry phones are both suffering from the lack of quality apps and Apple has the biggest apps market with only Android being able to compete. So even if you love your Nokia Lumia, if there are apps that you need (or want) like RingCentral that are not available on Windows, then the iPhone 5 is certainly a good option. The phone is no slouch either.
Looking for Simplicity
When it comes to flexibility, the Android OS has got the iOS beat. But not all smartphone users are looking for flexibility. Sometimes what they want is simplicity in their gadgets. The iOS, from its first incarnation to the current, has always been about ease of use and convenience. There is a single button and everything is apps-based. Even a novice user will find the iPhone much easier to learn than any Android phone.
The iPhone is a very solid phone and whether it is better than its competitors will always be up for debate. In the end, it will still be up to the individual consumer to decide on which phone is right for him or her.