Snippet: I’ve Made a Huge Mistake ☇

Shared on October 8, 2012

Farhad Manjoo was quick to negatively judge the iPhone 5 for Slate when it was first released last month. After actually using it, he realized that he really enjoys it (via MG Siegler):

Now, almost a month later, it’s time for me to get something off my chest: I’ve made a huge mistake. I’ve had the iPhone 5 for about a week and a half, and I’m still annoyed about the dock connector thing. But it’s a small problem, and in retrospect I was wrong to allow myself to become overwhelmed by dock-based frustration.

That’s because, in all other ways, the iPhone 5 is the best phone ever to grace the earth. It beats every single rival on just about every metric you can think of, including speed, battery life, and especially beauty and workmanship.

I think a lot of the tech press jumped to that conclusion that it was just a minor update, and kudos to Manjoo for re-evaluating his stance. It’s not often that a writer will do a complete 180 about an opinion.

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