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Is There Too Much Hype Around the iPhone 5?

It seems that Apple frenzy has seized the county, but are you part of it?

Lines have already begun wrapping around Apple stores, technology news outlets and blogs have been buzzing for months over its release, and Apple (AAPL) stock shares soared to over $700 per share, according to TechCrunch.

But is this too much hype around the new iPhone 5?

Sure, the phone can give you precise directions to anywhere in the United States, provide immediate access to email, text and call your friends and family and open a world of 700,000 apps, but isn’t it just a phone?

Or, for many of the Apple fanboys and fangirls out there, it’s the one tool that fits in your pocket while organizing your entire life.

The sleek smart phone boasts many new features including a 4-inch screen, 20 percent lighter and many more features not available on the iPhone 4s, the most current iPhone model.

Even we at Patch have had extensive coverage of the new iPhone 5.

So tell us, is there too much hype around the iPhone 5? Or does this latest new piece of technology deserve of every bit of press it has been getting? Let us know in the comments. 

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vocal-de-local September 21, 2012 at 05:49 AM
I appreciate your two cents A-Mama! I also have an old phone I use for emergencies. I have never been good about following trends lol! It's not that I'm technologically retarded. In fact I probably know how to navigate and troubleshoot computers much better than the average person. I just cannot bring myself to the place of having dependency on non verbal communication gadgets 100% of the time. I actually like using phones and hearing a voice. Has anyone noticed how much shorter the attention span (during phone conversations) is of the younger generation today? And hey, even when you try talking to them, they are preoccupied with their phone gadgets. They pretend to be listening but they aren't. I call them the "uh huh" generation because that's the extent of their verbal communication! And they don't even bother making eye contact (except with their screens!). I shouold mention that my kids are the exception. I did not allow them to have cell phones growing up. My young adult son still does not have a cell phone. He could care less about them. The only reason my oldest son has a cell phone is because his workplace requires and pays for it!
Andrew Haynes September 22, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Its more than just a phone, its a tracking device. As long as it is turned on, the powers that be can track your movements very precisely. I find this disturbing and keep a cell phone (powered off) so antiquated you have to hand crank it.
Active Thinker September 24, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Great words! People texting while at dinner, while driving, people not knowing where to go when they don't have their phones...it's called getting directions, learning how to navigate...yeah these things are great and fun tools but enough about the facebook updates...guess what? I hear this all of the time...my friend said" your friend? When was the last time you saw the person? People and their $500 phones...but they can't help out a community member or donate to a school fund? People are stupid now...and I am young and work in high tech...kids have no idea of the damage they inflict by their post..that stay forever....
Active Thinker September 24, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Andrew is right on. I know this is 100%
Reginald "Rex" Henderson September 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Does the Reporter own stock in Apple? Why the dickens is this local reporting?

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