The hype has been building for months and with the phone getting announced on Wednesday this week, thousands of articles have been written about Apple's new flagship device.
It's fair to say that the blogosphere has been pretty neutral on the phone with few surprises in the hardware, but as the week went on, it is clear that Apple has a big hit on its hands as orders fly in. There might be a lack of innovation according to many, but that is not going to stop the man or women on the street from queuing up for their latest update and the 6th iteration of this device.
Rather than sift through all the blog posts (we have), we've made a list here of the best reading. These are not news focused post because you know all about those at this stage so instead we have focused on some of the best thinkers and industry experts giving a good balance of their thoughts. Enjoy!
A really excellent review with fair comments in one of the best designed blog posts we have ever seen.
MG Seigler is just about as big an Apple Fan Boi as you are ever going to come across and he clearly loves the phone and Apple in general. Comments get heated on this post.
One of the funniest videos you will ever see aimed at Apple not announcing anything new. Tim Cook announces nothing
An outstanding piece of writing about Quest for Perfection
Although the phone will of course help Apple's products this remarkable article explains how companies like Fedex will also benefit from increased shipping.
Techcrunch are not very exact with their methodology but they reckon it sold out 20 times faster than the previous 4S device. Scary.
Apple's iPhone 5: A New Cash Cow for Wireless Carriers?
Apple Patents Point to Siri Controlling iTunes on an iMac & More
Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use?
Apple has been absolutely "blow away" by demand on pre orders of the new phone
The Washington post has a good summary of what all the reviews are saying online about the phone.
Another funny video from Jimmy Kimmel that shows nobody being able to tell the difference between this and the previous version.
One of the good hands-on reviews from Engadget.
The iPhone 5 Is Completely Amazing and Utterly Boring.
With some brilliant timing, a report was revealed about the working conditions at Foxconn the day before launch.
The iPhone 5 forecast: a predictable 73 degrees and sunny.
Is the iPhone 5's 'Lightning Connector' a Pain in the Neck?
Apple's strategically timed iPhone 5 rollout schedule.
Phil Schiller on Why the iPhone 5 Has a New Connector but Not NFC or Wireless Charging
john Gruber has a look at the bigger picture and especially the music side of the event from this week and what it means for future launches.
This is the official video that Apple unveiled at the launch and which discusses the work that went in to building the iPhone featuring Johnny Ive.
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