Those major media outlets, technology sites, and journalists who had early review units of the iPhone 5 have now posted their reviews. Here are the links and a snippet of their takes.
Jim Dalrymple of The Loop says Apple has another winner on their hands:
M.G. Siegler of TechCrunch says Apple has chiseled the smartphone to near perfection:
John Gruber of Daring Fireball says the iPhone 5 is really nice:
Tim Stevens of Engadget says the iPhone 5 is the device people were asking for:
Vincent Nguyen of SlashGear says it's love at first swipe.
Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal says Apple has taken an already great product and made it better, overall.
David Pogue of The New York Times says it's not a compelling update for existing iPhone 4S users...
Ed Baig of USAToday says the iPhone 5 is in front of the smartphone pack:
Scott Stein at CNET says the iPhone 5 is an excellent, well conceived phone.
Stuart Miles of Pocket-Lint says the iPhone 5 is the must-have phone of the year:
Peter Nowak of the CBC says the iPhone 5 isn't innovative but is a smart package:
Luke Peters at T3 says the iPhone 5 isn't as compelling given the alternatives.
Shane Richmond of The Telegraph says the iPhone 5 is a marvelous piece of design:
Patrick Gross of TechRadar says the iPhone 5 is the most important launch since the original iPhone:
Mark Prigg of The Daily Mail says the iPhone 5 is simply the best smartphone ever made:
So there you have them! Go forth and read whichever interest you, then hurry back and give us your early assessment -- your review of the reviews.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.