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iPhone 5 – After The Buzz, Episode 8 (Video)

by Jaime Rivera on December 4, 2012 7:00 AM

Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.

Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.

For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few weeks or months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.

So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz. 

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There’s no easy way to review any iPhone “After The Buzz”. Every single launch is filled with lots of media complaints, which in some cases are true, and in others are blown out of proportion.

This time we give the full review treatment to Apple’s latest-and-greatest, the iPhone 5. Call it a bit premature if you may, since in our past episodes we’ve covered devices after many months of use, but with so many questions being asked regarding the famous “scuffgate” and “scratchgate”, we felt that it was our duty to put your worries at ease before you consider choosing this device over any other this holiday season.  Is all the media drama true? Watch our video to find out.

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