Now that the feverish iPhone 5 anticipation is simmering down into the reality of the announcement, it's time to see what the initial reactions are to the news.
Here's the big summary. The glass and aluminum iPhone 5 sports 4G LTE, a 4-inch Retina display, an upgraded camera, iOS 6, and a fast new A6 chip. It's also 7.6mm thick and weighs 20 percent less than the iPhone 4S. One of the biggest changes is the new, much-smaller Lightning connector. An adapter will make it work with older connectors, but it's quite a departure for both consumers and accessory makers.
Looking back at the iPhone 4S announcement last year, a lot of people we're decidedly underwhelmed. The iPhone 5 is finally here and everyone has an opinion to share. Apple's senior vice president of product marketing Phil Schiller called it "an absolute jewel." Do others agree?