Apple got the iPhone 5’s physical design right
iPhone 5 and 4S side by side. Making it a little longer and thinner makes a big difference.
With the iPhone 5, Apple did what it does best: come up with a good industrial design. But that’s not always the case.
Until I got my hands on the iPhone 5 — I picked one up on Friday — I wasn’t sure if Apple had nailed the design (hands-on videos and reviews go just so far).
Well, after 48 hours I’m pretty sure it did. It just looks and feels a lot better than the 4S (which I owned until Friday).
Thinness, in my book, is the foundation for coolness. But thinness isn’t just an…
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