‘Consumer Reports’ reviews iPhone 5, rates it

Apple iPhone owners who remember the way Consumer Reports skewered the iPhone 4 in 2010 will likely pause for a moment to hear what the site has to say about the iPhone 5. From the Consumer Reports website:

The Apple iPhone 5 is among the best smart phones in our Ratings and the best iPhone yet, our completed tests confirm. They also conclude that despite the widespread criticism it has received, Apple’s new Maps app, available on the iPhone 5 and other iPhones, is competent enough, even if it falls short of what’s available for free on many other phones. A larger, 4-inch display; a thinner and lighter profile; 4G LTE access; and a host of innovative features all helped the iPhone 5 move up in the ranks, surpassing not only the previous iPhone 4S but also a number of other new Android-based smart phones. The iPhone 5 also improved on areas that the iPhone 4S did well, boosting the range of functions controlled by its Siri voice assistant, and making the already top-notch iPhone camera even better.

The company can hardly be considered a group of “Apple fans” after the way they took apart the iPhone in 2010. The article is worth a look, regardless of whatever opinion one has about the device.

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