Category: IPhone 5S

The Only Evidence You’ll Ever Need To Prove That The iPhone 5S is a great phone

A recent reader disagreed with my use of AllthingsD’s Walt Mossberg and the New York Times’s David Pogue’s reviews as evidence of its excellence. I later tested it, and agreed with the press assessment, but his words stuck. He tweeted that he thought they were “practically on Apple’s payroll” (see the tweet embedded below). So I started tweeting him quotes from other reviewers who...




iPhone 5S gold in my hand

iPhone 5S Hands On + First Impressions

After months of rumors, weeks of leaks, and days of post-release anticipation, I finally got my hands on a gold iPhone 5S for testing. After testing this phone for around 30 minutes, putting it through its paces, I’m confident that I’ve made the right choice, and I’m really impressed. Design The golden iPhone has been quite controversial (remember this parody?), so I was quite...




Reader Response: “Why Would Anyone Get an iPhone?”

Occasionally we receive very long, detailed reader comments that require quite a bit of thinking to answer. Here’s our response to one thoughtful reader. Leave your thoughts in a comment on this post, and we’ll happily respond. Commenter, “TheSouljaKCR” Writes to us: Doesn’t the lack of hardware choice bother you? Doesn’t the cost vs build quality/spec ratio bother you? Doesn’t the complete lack of...




Why I’m Sticking With iOS and The iPhone 5S (And a note to Android users)

Recently, a lot of my Android friends have been hassling me over my decision to stick with iOS. Being the day that I ordered my iPhone 5S (64 GB in Space Grey), I thought now is the perfect time to explain why I’m sticking with the iPhone, and iOS 7. If you agree, or have something to say, share this post on a social...




Who Was Really Behind the Gold iPhone 5S? – A Surprising Twist

The golden iPhone 5S seems so un-Apple. It’s flashy, and it’s tacky. Frankly, it looks like Snookie designed it. Could the brilliant Jony Ive really be behind this monstrosity? My theory is that Apple just wanted to be able to crack the joke about the 5S being the “gold” standard, but this theory/parody video has equal likelihood, and it’s much funnier. Check out Rafi,...