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iPhone 5 Reviews: Is It Really One of the Worst Smartphones?

Consumer Reports says the iPhone 5 is not as great as its made out to be. Do you agree that Apple is slipping behind its rivals in the smartphone market?

A recent issue of Consumer Reports that ranked the top smartphones in the U.S. placed the iPhone 5 behind its rivals among many carriers and it didn't even crack the top three for Verizon. 

The iPhone 5 is owned by tens of thousands of Maryland Heights and St. Louis-area residents, and is among the most popular phones at stores across the region.

Business Insider picked up on the magazine's story and speculated that while the iPhone has been a "mind-boggling" success for the past five years, other smartphone makers are starting to catch up, pointing to the success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 among others. 

The worry is that Apple will soon be eclipsed as the already hyper-competitive and ridiculous lucrative smartphone market continues to heat up.

Of course, slipping from complete dominance to near-dominance isn't entirely bad, plus rumors are already swirling that the software giant is prepping to have the iPhone 6 shipped by summer. 

How do you think the iPhone 5 stacks up to its competitors? What does Apple need to do to make restore the iPhone to unquestioned preeminance among smartphones? 

Noneofyourbusiness January 10, 2013 at 07:35 AM
Who are you guys again? How the hell did I end up here??
L. R. Hayze January 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Slipping? They slipped from dominance a long time ago by any measure you chose to cling to, be it sales, usage, apps, technology available in the device, device specs. It seems that your 'article' (more of a blurb with few facts or references) is as out of date as Apple itself.
Dr J Collings January 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I replaced my Blackberry Bold 9900 Touch with an iphone 5 last September. I wish I had not. The iphone 5 is inferior and overpriced. Email is often not pushed quickly and I often have to pull it. Calls are often dropped which never happened with my Blackberry. I don't mind paying a premium for a quality product but with the iphone 5 you pay a premium but do not get a quality product. Also, accessories are expensive and again - overpriced. I have made an expensive mistake and I would NOT advise anyone to buy an iphone 5 for serious business use (or for any use for that matter). They are not up to modern smartphone standards. I would suggest that anyone thinking of buying a new smartphone should avoid Apple and look elsewhere (including Blackberry).

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