The Apple iPhone 5 is too overhyped


It’s almost as if everyone on Earth has an iPhone everywhere I go. Of course, I’m exaggerating, but there is a staggering number of people who own an iPhone.I have nothing against the iPhone itself. And it’s nothing against the owners of iPhones. I just don’t see the need to go crazy over a phone. I guess my whole thing is that the release of the new iPhone 5 has more attention than some things that are more important.I have a USA Today app on my Android smartphone that notified me at least three times about the iPhone 5 being unveiled. All I was thinking to myself was, “Why is this breaking news?” It’s just a phone for goodness’ sake. And it has nothing to do with the fact that I don’t have an iPhone.

Don’t get me wrong. I like Apple products. I’m a music buff and an iPod is ideal for me. I’m more of a PC girl, but eventually I will have to convert to a Mac, seeing that they have slightly more advantages than a PC. But just because I might be switching to a Mac doesn’t necessarily mean that I may switch to an iPhone.Seeing all the hype surrounding the iPhone 5, I sometimes wonder why other phones don’t get as much recognition as the iPhone. Many of the smartphones try to outperform the iPhone. Therefore, the iPhone has to remain the best by coming out with a new model almost every year. The new Samsung Galaxy S III debuted in July and there are already rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S IV being launched in February of next year. And this was days after the iPhone 5 was announced. Whether or not this will happen, this will fuel Apple to quickly come up with another model to top the Galaxy and any other phone.

On a recent episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel had people on the street test out the iPhone 5, which was really an iPhone 4S. Most of the people didn’t realize that it wasn’t the newest iPhone. There were a couple of people who said it was lighter and faster and the screen was clearer. One person even had the iPhone 4S, which was so funny to me. This raises the question: What is the difference between the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5? One person made a comment on the YouTube video of the “Kimmel” episode that the iPhone is now a religion. If you think about it, that’s how people treat is.Yes, it’s taller. It’s 18 percent thinner. It’s 20 percent lighter. It has a four-inch retina display compared to the three-and-a-half inch display of the iPhone 4S. You can take video while still recording videos. Besides that, I don’t see that much of a difference to go crazy over.  People have their priorities mixed up when it comes to something as unimportant as an iPhone. I just wonder if those same people who stood in line and even camped out for the hotly anticipated iPhone 5 will actually do something as important as stand in line to vote for this year’s election.

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