When will we see REAL reviews of the iphone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thearc, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. thearc macrumors member

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    Not just the hands on ones but the real in depth ones (benchmarks, launch tests etc) from our favorite gadget blogs. They get them a few days early don't they?
     
  2. kmanmx macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure most the blog sites get them at the end of the Keynote, but I think they are embargoed until a day or two before.
     
  3. drakestan macrumors regular

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    9/21.
     
  4. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    When the phone is launched and people have them physically..

    Gosh.. do you people ever think before you asked stupid questions?
     
  5. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Wednesday night/Thursday morning at midnight is when you'll see all of the reviews from the media.
     
  6. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Wrong. Mossberg of AllThingsD usually release a review a couple days before. Do your research before you ask stupid questions.
     
  7. thearc thread starter macrumors member

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    Media usually gets them before the launch pal.
     
  8. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know. Do you? The OP is talking about the media (NYT, Engadget, The Verge, etc) putting up their official reviews. They've more than likely had their review units since the keynote and can't talk about them until a certain time.
     
  9. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like the Engadgets, Gizmodos, etc. of the world release their official reviews a few days before launch. So, midweeks perhaps? :)
     
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  11. rsnc macrumors regular

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    tuesday or wednesday night at around 9pm
    ..wouldnt be surprised to see the embargo life a day earlier this year


    ^reviews are pretty in depth..what do you want them to do? they go over every new feature.
     
  12. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Wednesday September 19th at Midnight EST. Embargo officially lifted.
     
  13. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Does gizmodo still get review units? They don't even get invited to keynotes :)
     
  14. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Gizmodo will never receive hardware from Apple ever again. Their review will most likely come after the launch because they'll purchase units like regular folk.
     
  15. aristobrat, Sep 16, 2012
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    aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Some of my favorite gadget blogs are The Verge, Engadget, Anandtech and arstechnia. While nobody seems to do as much "in depth" as Anadtech, I don't consider the other blogs reviews to be "basic", either.

    If it helps any, here's a google of the review dates for the last two iPhones.

    10/31 = Anandtech "thorough" review
    10/18 = Arstechnia review
    10/14 = iPhone 4s launch
    10/14 = Engadget review
    10/11 = The Verge review

    6/30 = Anandtech "thorough" review
    6/28 = Arstechnia review
    6/24 = iPhone 4 launch
    6/22 = Engadget review
     
  16. frostbit3 macrumors member

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    Not true, last year with the iPhone 4S Thisismynext (AKA TheVerge) did an in-depth review of the phone. He also went on to say that he had been using it for multiple days before the phone was released:

    http://www.theverge.com/apple/2011/10/12/2484524/iphone-4s-review


    That doesn't look like a basic review to me.
     
  17. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Aww poor guys, pfft jk.
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    Check the date of the review. Oct 11, 2011 9PM. This is when the NDA embargo was lifted and all reviews could be posted.
     
  19. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, engadget/the verge normally publish an in-depth review of new apple tech they day they officially get released.
     
  20. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I like Anandtech's reviews the best. It is the most in depth, technical and compares other phones thoroughly.
     
  21. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Usually a couple of days before.

    Hopefully Wednesday, maybe Thursday.
     

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