Business Insider reports today that the consumer body and product reviewer Consumer Reports, which seldom pulls its punches where Apple products are concerned, has shown that it is rather underwhelmed by the iPhone 5 in its February issue. In particular, in Consumer Reports’ lab tests, the AT&T and Sprint versions of the iPhone 5 came behind LG’s Optimus G (I so wanted to write Prime there!) Android phone, and Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Android phone. When looking at Verizon smartphones, Consumer Reports ranks the iPhone 5 even lower, behind Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx and Droid Razr HD Android phones, and the Samsung Galaxy S III Android phone. So should Apple be worried about this? Well, although the Business Insider article says that this “must feel like a bit of a slap in the face” for Apple, and even suggests that Apple should be “cranking on the iPhone 6”, if you look at the actual scores it tells a slightly less panic-inducing story, with just two points separating the iPhone 5 from the top-scoring phones. I doubt that Apple will be quaking in its books just yet at those scores!
Source: Consumer Reports iPhone 5 - Business Insider