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Is the iPhone 5 One of the Worst Smartphones?

Consumer Reports thinks so, apparently. Do you agree that Apple is slipping behind its rivals in the smartphone market?

A recent issue of Consumer Reports that ranked the top smartphones in the U.S. placed the iPhone 5 behind its rivals among many carriers and it didn't even crack the top three for Verizon. 

Business Insider picked up on the magazine's story and speculated that while the iPhone has been a "mind-boggling" success for the past five years, other smartphone makers are starting to catch up, pointing to the success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 among others. 

The worry is that Apple will soon be eclipsed as the already hyper-competitive and ridiculously lucrative smartphone market continues to heat up. Of course, slipping from complete dominance to near-dominance isn't entirely bad, plus rumors are already swirling that the software giant is prepping to have the iPhone 6 shipped by summer. 

How do you think the iPhone 5 stacks up to its competitors? What does Apple need to do to make restore the iPhone to unquestioned preeminance among smartphones? Tell us in the comments section below!

Darknet Droid January 09, 2013 at 11:37 PM
High end Android hand sets have been better than iPhones for Apple's last two iterations. The fact that iPhone 5 is Apple's first 4G device pretty much tells the entire story. The iPhone continues to be the fashion phone of choice. But the Googleverse is just superior at almost everything on the services side and the unabated arms race on the hardware side of Android made Google based phones the planet's overall choice a couple of years ago. Apple is a media darling, so the beautiful people continue to insist that iPhones rule. But us mere mortals have known the truth for the last couple of years - the emperor has no clothes...

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