I will admit, the first time I saw the iPhone 5, I thought it looked goofy and thought the longer screen was useless. I wished it had a wider screen. But after getting my 5 today and playing with it, I am now in love with the longer screen. - I can view more of the webpage vertically. - You can more viewing area when the keyboard is in use. - In horizontal mode when playing games (iPhone 5 optimized game such as Wild Blood) you get more middle viewing area since the controls are off to the side.