Grumbles over maps as Apple's iPhone 5 hits stores | Reuters. iPhone5 buyers are standing in line this morning to buy the new IPhone 5. This is what they are lining up to buy: A phone with:
No more Google Maps. An incomplete maps program that is sending users on wild goose chases around the world. Still no removable battery. No NFC chip. (Apple iPhone users will have to pay their Starbuck's tab with cash or a credit card.) A 4 inch screen in a world of Android phones with screens ranging from 4.3 inches to 5.3 inches. No way to customize the screen or the icons. A non-standard adapter that immediately obsoletes a whole range of previous accessories. No multiple serial shot photo mode. No manual focus mode. 27% less screen resolution than the Samsung Galaxy S3. 49% less battery power than the Galaxy S3. Inferior Notifications screen. Inferior voice actions functions. No HDMI output to modern large screen TVs. No DLNA output. No Micro SD card slot for additional memory. Much slower CPU clock speed than the Galaxy S3. Can't be charged with a standard USB cable. Accessories not available for wireless charging. Now, however, the iPhone buyers will get 4G LTE speed, a year and a half after Android phones provided it. But, after Samsung asserts its 4G LTE patents, they may not have it for long.
Why are these people standing in line to buy the iPhone 5?