The iPhone 5 is by far the best phone Apple has ever made. It's lighter, thinner, has fewer sharp edges, feels better in the hand, is faster, it has more network options, has a bigger, more useful display, looks sexy as hell and you get all this at the same price you would pay for a 4S only a couple of weeks ago. iOS6 has dozens of awesome new features nobody talks about. Features like DND, excellent privacy controls, automatic photo syncing (photostream). I USE all of those new features and dozens more that I don't remember all day long. Maps suck (for now). So what, here is the solution: http://maps.google.com. Get a sense of direction and stop whining already. That's an iOS6 problem which affects ALL phones because unlike Android the newest software actually runs on your fairly new phone. If you rub the back with sandpaper it will scratch. If you take a picture of the sun it will flare. Derp. The iPhone 5 is substantively better than all other iPhones before it. I think it and the people who did a great job of making it much, much better than the 4S, deserve some credit and respect. The only reason I can see that the "media" would pan the iPhone 5 is that Apple didn't have an open bar stocking PBR and ironic appetizers at the release event, nom nom nom. That or bashing brings more traffic than praising it. Same difference. The iPhone 5 is the BEST iPhone ever.