Product Reviews

iPhone 5 Review and Giveaway

Jackson Chung 09-10-2012

iphone 5 reviewOn 21 September 2012, people all over the world queued up for the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone — the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is the fastest, largest, thinnest and lightest iPhone Apple has ever made. It is also the very first Apple product to ditch the 30-pin dock connector for the new Lightning connector.


I was fortunate enough to receive an iPhone 5 on launch day, and I’ve been testing it for the past 2 weeks or so. Bear in mind that we purchased this review unit from Apple Australia outright, so it’s unlocked and not bound to a contract. Therefore, we will be giving away an iPhone 5 at the end of this review!

If you’re looking forward to owning a brand new iPhone 5, please read on to find out which exact model it is.

iPhone 5 – Introduction

The iPhone 5 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations in either black or white. Upgrades over the iPhone 4S include:

  • Apple’s A6 chip
  • 1GB of memory
  • 4-inch 16:9 display
  • LTE
  • 1.2MP front-facing Facetime camera

Prices vary from country to country, and especially if one is purchased with a wireless service plan. Fortunately, Apple Australia sells the iPhone 5 outright without a binding contract to a telco. Therefore, I bought a 32GB black iPhone 5 for AUD$899, unlocked and ready to go. It’s arguably the most popular model due to its capacity and colour; even until the time of writing, it is back-ordered with a shipping time of 3-4 weeks.

For most people, the iPhone only has one competitor — the Samsung Galaxy SIII. It’s a very logical choice — it’s well-made, supports Near Field Communication (NFC) and runs Android — and some would say it’s the best Android phone in the market right now. The Samsung Galaxy SIII is also significantly cheaper than the iPhone 5.


Which should you choose? My advice is to visit a store and have a go at both phones before making your decision.

iPhone 5 – Initial Impressions

Due to the fact that the iPhone 5 is 8.6 mm longer than its predecessor, it obviously needed a bigger box — a lot bigger. Whereas the box for the iPhone 4S only measured 13 cm (H) x 7.5 cm (W) x 6.2 cm (D), the box that nestles the iPhone 5 has a dimension of 14.5 cm (H) x 8 cm (W) x 8 cm (D) — a 53.5% increase in volume. To be honest, I was quite surprised at the dramatic increase in volume per unit because Apple has always tried to minimise its footprint in favour of reducing shipping cost.

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For new iPhone owners, Apple provides a user guide on how to get started with iOS 6 and make the most of it, along with a SIM tray removal tool, and yes, you guessed it, Apple stickers.

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Here’s the culprit. This explains why the iPhone 5 comes in larger box — Apple ships a pair of EarPods with every iPhone 5. Not only that, the EarPods has its own plastic carrying case which, in my mind, is quite unnecessary. Finally, you’ll also find a 5W wall plug and a Lightning connector packed snugly at the bottom.

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Before we move on, I’d like to take some time to address Apple’s new EarPods. Despite the amount of research they’ve dedicated to re-inventing the earphones, the Earpods are still mediocre at best. It delivers too much bass, and probably caters to those who aren’t too particular about quality. For audiophiles however, these go straight in the bin.

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iPhone 5 Design

The iPhone 5 takes a radical shift from its predecessor and features a 4-inch 16:9 Retina Display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels, making it 8.6 mm taller but not wider than the iPhone 4S — a fact that has been grossly exaggerated and ridiculed. The truth is, the iPhone 5 sits quite comfortably in my hand, partly because it’s exactly the same width as the iPhone 4/4S. Then my brain starts to register its weight, and it starts to hit me — it’s lighter than I remember, and thinner as well. The experience is slightly euphoric — the iPhone 5 is new and has a larger screen, but is somewhat familiar.

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The black model, otherwise known as “Slate” has a black aluminum frame; whereas the frame for the white model is au naturale and isn’t pigmented. I quite like that Apple chose to dye the aluminum frame for the black iPhone 5 because that gives it a distinctive difference over the white model, apart from the faceplates of course. The Facetime camera now sits above the earpiece, and that’s about all the cosmetic changes visible from the front.

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On the rear, however, you’ll find a very significant change. In order to shed weight, Apple decided to forego the rear sheet of Gorilla glass, replacing it with an unremarkable anodised aluminum panel and 2 sheets of plastic on either end. Personally, I find this looks atrocious, slightly reminiscent of the iPhone 2G, and is a huge step backwards in terms of elegance and design. I’m guessing the plastic panels supposedly improve wireless and cellular connectivity, but separate panels also mean additional gaps. And gaps always lead to dust collection.

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Just reading or hearing about how remarkably thin the new iPhone 5 is probably does nothing for you. So here’s a comparative shot between the iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4. Notice that the iPhone 5 is just slightly thinner, yet the difference is quite noticeable. Again, this is most likely better appreciated when holding the iPhone 5 in your hand.

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And finally, after 4 years of being next to the sleep/wake button, the headphone jack made its journey to the bottom of the device. And as you can see, the 30-pin dock connector has been replaced by the Lightning connector. Interestingly, both the Lightning connector and the 30-pin dock connector only support USB 2.0, but my tests have revealed that Lightning is significantly faster than the 30-pin dock connector at syncing and transferring files. Perhaps the dock connector was never really efficient to begin with?

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iPhone 5 Review

The new 4-inch Retina Display screen looks marvelous. Being able to fit an additional row of icons may seem trivial but it definitely makes a difference. I found that I scrambled between home screens less often than I did before, and most of the applications I frequently use fit on the first two home screens. More and more apps have been updated to support the larger screen, and those that haven’t will display black bars above and beneath the application screen to compensate for the additional height.

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Several other reviews I’ve read stated that all four edges of the new screen are reachable by the thumb while holding the iPhone 5 with one hand. Personally, I’ve had trouble reaching the top right corner with my left hand after trying to reach the bottom left corner whilst not letting go of my grip. Perhaps my left hand isn’t as agile as my right, or maybe I’ve just got small hands. Either way, I can’t do it and it’s probably a fair assumption that some ladies will face the same issue.

One of the more impressive aspects of the new iPhone 5 that appealed to me was the particular glass used — it seems slightly more oleophobic and is much more resistant to fingerprints as well as swipe marks. Swiping my finger across the screen leaves a trail of condensation which evaporates quickly seconds later, and nothing else. This is honestly a huge improvement over the iPhone 4/4S.

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Apple also seemed to have found the solution for the unresponsive Home button which users have been facing the past few years. The Home button on the iPhone 5 is a touch more elastic and resistant, and coupled with the prowess of the A6 chip, certainly feels more responsive than the one on the iPhone 4/4S.

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So far, I haven’t experienced any issues similar to antenna-gate or the grip of death. The iPhone 5 happens to be rocking on solidly reception-wise, clutching on to LTE where available and regressing to 3G if necessary. Although LTE reception is slightly spotty in the area I live in, I managed to run a Speedtest, which shows off the 4G capabilities of the iPhone 5. And when your mobile internet connection is twice as fast as your home broadband, something’s not right.

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Battery life on the iPhone 5 is unremarkable. With moderate use (checking emails, messages, browsing), the iPhone 5 will probably survive the day. However, an active user will struggle on a single charge — battery life is most definitely not sufficient. And it’s somewhat unsettling to have a new phone and not being able to use it as much as you’d hope.

From what I’ve read, wavering data connection apparently causes the battery to drain quicker because the antennas are forced to work harder to maintain a weak data connection. Disabling 4G where reception is poor may help to improve battery life.

The new iPhone 5 utilises a new SIM card standard called the nano SIM. The nano SIM measures 12.3 x 8.8 mm and is 40% smaller than the micro SIM and a hair thinner (0.09 mm).

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You can certainly understand why Apple chose to utilise the nano SIM in a thinner and lighter phone, especially when the nano SIM tray fits in a micro SIM tray with room to spare.

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Should You Buy It?

The iPhone 5 is a mixed bag. Admittedly, it’s lighter, faster, and has a beautiful 4-inch display. But the case design took a huge step backwards and iOS 6 is a nightmare. If you have yet to use an iPhone, try looking elsewhere first. Try Android. Try the Samsung Galaxy SIII. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Plus, it’s more affordable anyways.

But if you’re like me, and you’re enveloped by the Apple ecosystem, and you already use an iPhone 4/4S; upgrading to the iPhone 5 is a logical step. It’s so much faster, you’ll feel more productive using it.

MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it (if you’re already using an iPhone)

How do I win the iPhone 5?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. MakeUseOf giveaways are open to readers worldwide.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page and Twitter stream.

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The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Ling Chan Ying! You would have received an email from, please get in touch with him before Nov 10. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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  1. rocky 143
    November 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats to the winner!

  2. David Czernik
    November 15, 2012 at 3:03 am

    apple products are valuable to those who envy them

  3. David Czernik
    November 15, 2012 at 3:03 am

    apple products are valuable to those who envy them

  4. Akshay Sachdeva
    November 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Relly make use of give away,.......May your good luck make you shine....!! Hope i get this iPhone 5 - The new apple's best release ....... redmond pie is the only thing ( no money ) from where i can have this...This is something taller lighter better and unusual from the previous versions......The lightning connector.....the phone has even enlightened u my mind.... Hope god makes me lucky so that i can have this iPhone 5 ........ + MY siri at its best....i know and love this new apple product and i want that this comes to me and adds up to my knowledge and love for this...

  5. Saachi Jain Jaiswal
    November 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

    If I win this giveaway it will be like a dream come true.
    I have been waiting for a new phone for ages!

  6. Malkhaz Abuladze
    November 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Congratulations to the lucky winner

  7. Ling Chan Ying
    November 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I won the contest but I can't seem to remember which email I signed up with. :'(

    Can the makeuseof editors please help me!!! :(((

    I really want this phone, This is the first time, I won a contest and this is what happened with me.

    • Ling Chan Ying
      November 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

      I think I know what has happened. I didn't get the Email from As I have deleted the previous mail regarding me, joining the contest. I am unable to differentiate from which email, I signed up. I think I could also have messed up between address; Rather than putting, I might have put or vice versa [I use Hotmail Alias, which causes all this memorizing problems].

      Could the makeuseof editors, just tell me the first 3 letters of email address? I will email from that email address to claim my prize. Thank You!

      • Jackson Chung
        November 10, 2012 at 7:24 am

        If you're trying to impersonate someone it isn't working because I've already contacted the winner and we've already worked out the shipping details.

        Shame on you.

        • Ling Chan Ying
          November 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

          Huh? My name is Ling Chan Ying too. :/

          I suppose that would be some other person with same name :(

          Anyways thanks.

  8. Nikhil Chandak
    November 9, 2012 at 3:27 am

    nope .....
    the one who won it is Ling Chan Ying !

  9. Liu Chalice
    November 9, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Gimme, gimme, gimme! XD

  10. randy frimpong
    November 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    yeah i realy like the new iphone 5 and its features wooww it simple to use and fast in everything its one of the best technology have ever produce making humanity coming closer.

  11. Raj Bhagwandas
    November 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    THE NEXUS 4 OUTDOES THE iPHONE 5 In every possible way.
    And it runs A MUCH BETTER OS.
    Ignorant Apple user.

  12. Boni Oloff
    November 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    BTW, Who is the lucky winner of this iPhone 5?

    • Nikhil Chandak
      November 9, 2012 at 3:26 am

      Ling Chan Ying !!

  13. Norbert Gruszfeld
    November 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    so is there a happy winner ? ^^

    • Saikat Basu
      November 6, 2012 at 3:08 am

      After the winner is contacted and he accepts the giveaway, it will be announced here :) Stay tuned.

  14. Le Mon
    November 5, 2012 at 5:09 am

    great..hope i will get this fabulous iphone :)

  15. Erlis D.
    November 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I think the giveaway has some changes.. It will be given with the Bitrix24 Review! So, I think it will be for 9 November to end...

    • Roi Ezekiel Arcega
      November 2, 2012 at 4:40 am

      I disagree with you. You can check that the giveaway for 32GB iPhone 5 is in the "Previous Rewards". So Bitrix24 Review is a different giveaway.

      • Erlis D.
        November 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        You are right! I checked it before!

    • Yiz Borol
      November 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

      Nope, the Bitrix24 is a giveaway for a 16GB iPhone, this is 32GB...

      • Erlis D.
        November 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

        I see! But, the 16GB version is ok too! ^_^

  16. Natsirt Arcega
    October 31, 2012 at 3:52 am

    What's going on Mr. Jackson Chung? We haven't heard the lucky winner. Please update us. Cheers!

    • Tina
      November 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

      The winner has been announced. It's Ling Chan Ying.

  17. Anonymous
    October 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    So, who's the winner?

  18. Yiz Borol
    October 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Who's the winner?

  19. Rujica
    October 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hi! You are a heaven sent, thanks in advance. :)

  20. Rujica
    October 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hi, you are a heaven sent. Thanks in advance. :)

  21. krystal shaw
    October 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Wow i wish i'd be one of the lucky winners to win sumthing like this as i have never owened aye apple product or any of the iphones i would probley be the first person with one of these in my town if i win then everyone else wuld want 1 because theyll know what it's like.i pray to the good lord above that he may give me a beautiful yet helpful ashamed to say but i still own a late samsung model,no pxt no web browser hardly anything really.but this wuld be an auesum dream and opportunity

  22. zbuckone
    October 29, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Seems to have some excellent improvements.

  23. Matheus Pratta
    October 29, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Giveaway form is closed? =(

  24. Douglas Mutay
    October 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I hope to win this giveaway and be able to use all these awesome features. By the way, still haven't seen anyone claiming that he won ;-)

  25. Patrick Jackson
    October 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Still the winner is just one of us all. Congrats to him or her!

  26. Patrick Jackson
    October 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Yay, at last, it is the most commented post! :)

  27. Hydee Soriao
    October 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

    is the winner announced??

  28. rocky 143
    October 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Wish I can win

  29. Roi Ezekiel Arcega
    October 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Who's the lucky winner?

  30. Jeremiah Iliffe
    October 28, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Yeah, the back is very ugly with the two pieces, great review.

  31. EPT
    October 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I'm really hoping for this gadget to be mine the soonest. Please be my early santa, Jackson Chung :)


  32. Anonymous
    October 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Wish i just win it...>!so nice a giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Patrick Jackson
    October 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    A good phone, but not what an Apple device should be. But still, it is tough to beat! :)

  34. Antonio
    October 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I like the device and it looks, but I think Apple has done too little to impress this time...

    I really don't like that they changed the doc port either... I think this is a slap in the face to all of their users.

    I'm a bit ticked at the port replicators that need to be changed.

  35. Quoc Vuong
    October 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    thanks so much. I want to use it

  36. Lola Carthy
    October 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I really wish to win! I want to check how amazing this new phone is!

  37. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    an iPhone5 would be awesome!

  38. verydeep1
    October 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Awesome contest..Thanks for the chance..Gl all..fingers crossed..

  39. Daren Han
    October 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    awesome giveaway!

  40. Aniket singh
    October 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

    coool giveaway........................:-)

  41. Roy Parkinson
    October 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Awesome !!

  42. Deb Jones
    October 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Fingers, toes and everything else crossed and hoping to win new iPhone 5!

  43. Doreen Magee
    October 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    would love to have an I Phone

  44. Taylor B.
    October 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    it say s ii already entered the contest

  45. Neverfade G
    October 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm


  46. Raymark B. Bunga
    October 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    please choose me...i really like that phone and i dont have enough money to buy that...god bless you MakeUseOf for making other people lucky and happy because of your giveaways...and promisely youre sight is so useful. god bless you and more power..:)

  47. Nhan Nguyen
    October 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I'll be a good husband and give it to my wife if I win it! (She's still hanging on to her 3GS, and I'm on a 4S.)

  48. Leo Garcia
    October 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    hope i win.

  49. Caroline West
    October 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    If only :-)

  50. Nindita Mutia Kusumaningtyas
    October 25, 2012 at 7:43 am

    smartphone for smart people ! black is elegan ! I love black and I love Iphone 5 and I want to win it ! God Bless me :)

  51. Contest Winner
    October 25, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I'm an android guy 100%, but everyone needs a little strange now and then.

  52. Raghav Gupta
    October 25, 2012 at 4:11 am

    You got me an iPhone5 for my birthday :). Thank you. Hope I get it in time.

  53. Tim White
    October 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Way cool

  54. Tinku Hanumara
    October 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    me me m,e

  55. R Chuck
    October 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    cool!!!! i want it

  56. Bj Reilly
    October 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Great article....makes me want want want!

  57. Noel Georgi
    October 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    awesome !! thanks Make Use Of for this giveaway. I was waiting to get hands on an iPhone 5 since the leaked images flooded the net... and since the release of iOS6. This would be great... I wish I could win this giveaway..

  58. shaurya gupta
    October 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

    please please please i want it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. s66
    October 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for another GREAT giveaway!

  60. Anonymous
    October 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

    It's awesomely crafted.

  61. Arlind
    October 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I never have won any draw/lottary in my life. If I win this I promise I'll run 10km and post a video of it on youtube. I really need a new phone anyway.

  62. Roystan Ang
    October 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

    iPhone 5 to giveaway! Awesome!

  63. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Sweet! Another great giveaway

  64. caspermia
    October 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

    this would be an awesome gift and get me back into the game of using the latest in technology as it has been a while, What a great day it would be to find out that i WON.

  65. Rajeev Rohatgi
    October 24, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Not really an Apple user so far...winning this might be an incentive to change!

  66. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:35 am

    OHMYYYYY! I so want this. Badly :3 PLEASE. Hope odds are in my favour..

  67. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:33 am

    great phone, even better giveaway! this is awesome and great..I am wishing to win this PHONE how can I join is it just read all these and register?? please please pretty please…. =)

  68. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:21 am

    one for me.........................

  69. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:19 am

    OHMYYYYY! I so want this. Badly :3 PLEASE. Makeuseof is awesome!....................

  70. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:15 am

    This would be a great upgrade for me! ...........................

  71. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:14 am

    sep 9th is my birthday; so, the next day after the party would be nice to find out I’m a happy iPhone 5 owner… best of luck

  72. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:11 am

    plz let me win.............................plz

  73. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I hope the god is with me Great giveaway

  74. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Hope it will be good for me if i get. this will be my first i product to….

  75. Shamim Ahmed
    October 24, 2012 at 5:07 am

    awesome giveaway… black is beautiful…nice...

  76. Faysal Faruk
    October 24, 2012 at 5:05 am

    I'm rather into android rather than iPhone! But they say "if don't have and an iPhone, you don't have an iPhone!" Is that real? Is it worth giving it a try to iPhone?

  77. Zachary Meyer
    October 24, 2012 at 4:10 am

    you guys now need to do a contest for ipad mini, that is after you review it and tell us all about it ;)

  78. Rog Smith
    October 24, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Love this phone!

  79. Benedict Zambo
    October 24, 2012 at 3:10 am

    I want one!!!

  80. John Rodolf Ang
    October 24, 2012 at 3:02 am

    iphone is better than nokia...whooo.

  81. John Rodolf Ang
    October 24, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I want to win.

  82. John Rodolf Ang
    October 24, 2012 at 2:59 am

    great giveaway!Hope I iPhone 5 is good for me..

  83. Zachary Meyer
    October 24, 2012 at 12:52 am
    odd, it seems it needs https now to work the codes page. no longer works under firefox under straight http

  84. Dan Whitcomb
    October 24, 2012 at 12:22 am

    This is awesome, can't wait

  85. iceman600
    October 24, 2012 at 12:03 am

    another great product from apple =) me likey...

  86. Vasudevan M
    October 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I certainly wouldn't buy this phone because it would cost a bomb when it releases in my country.Secondly,IMO iPhones are highly overrated.

    However , I certainly wouldn't mind getting an free iPhone. ;)

    Hope to win, It would be my first smartphone (Yeah, still stuck with feature phones)

  87. Jayesh Padhiar
    October 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I lost my Giveaway code? and I want to participating in this giveaway.


  88. Loreto
    October 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Iphone 5 is so awesome, i wish i could have one.

  89. Susan C.
    October 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Wonderful giveaway. I'll keep hope.

  90. Ishaq Pagar Alam
    October 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I am using Apple product since three years ago. I use Macbook Pro and New iPad but not yet iPhone. I have to save money before buying it. For me Apple product is the best because easy to use and the quality is good. Guarantee of product also very good.

  91. prabhath kaushalya
    October 23, 2012 at 9:39 am

    thanks for the giveway...

  92. Minh Tuan Do
    October 23, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Kool ...

  93. Kaushik Medhi
    October 23, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Excellent review ! Outstanding Giveaway ! iPhone 5 is Great ! Like to win it ! So plz plz count me in the draw ! I wish that I will be the winner :)

  94. mariah spencer
    October 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm


  95. Rigoberto Garcia
    October 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Tanks Jackson...

  96. William Lutz
    October 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I would really enjoy having this phone, however, there is this voice in my head ( and I am sure it isn't my own ) telling me that I would have to give it to my wife...her needs outweigh my own and it matters not how much my wants weigh!

  97. fran
    October 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    My precious !

  98. Glenn Wilkins
    October 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I fancy an upgrade from my ancient samsung galaxy ... an apple seems a good alternative! .... Hmm ... sounds like diet talk & going from choccy to fruit ..... fruit's good for you so hey,, fingers crossed. : )

  99. Leo Bien Durana
    October 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you!! Crossing fingers here!

  100. Leo Bien Durana
    October 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you!!

  101. Gurpreet Singh
    October 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    i want iphone 5

  102. Gurpreet Singh
    October 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    iphone 5.........

  103. Gurpreet Singh
    October 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    give me iphone 5

  104. mike drew
    October 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Please let it be me!!!

  105. joel martin
    October 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I want everyone to get a chance because i am not selfish

  106. joel martin
    October 22, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Yes i speak english

  107. Kerrigan Maulit
    October 22, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I want this iPhone so badly!

  108. Muhammad Shahrukh Khan
    October 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Why isn't the facebook giveaway page working?

  109. Paul C.
    October 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Would be nice to update from my current iphone 4 to the iphone 5 with the larger screen size!

  110. Paul C.
    October 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Would be nice to update from my current iphone 4 to the iphone 5 with the larger screen size!

  111. tiny yuniar
    October 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

    i hope its me!!!! i want iphone 5 so bad :(((((((((((((((((

  112. Ramesh Karthik
    October 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I want to win this giveaway like every one else.

  113. ramesh karthik
    October 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Just entered this givaway from India. I don't know whether this is allowed for India or not?

  114. Patricia Mills
    October 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I really hope I win. Being a single mother, I surely can't afford to buy one. Thank you for the chance. Have a great day.

  115. Patricia Mills
    October 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    If I win, this will be my first time owning one. Hope I do because I surely can't afford to buy one, being a single mother. Thanks for the chance.

  116. Samrudh Shetty
    October 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Man thanks for the giveaway. But I can't plus one.. There is no plus one button.
    Hope I win this. I want an iphone 5.
    -samrudh shetty

  117. Rendy
    October 20, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Would be great if i have one :))

  118. Michael Kabatt
    October 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    ...thank you!

  119. Anonymous
    October 19, 2012 at 11:46 am


  120. Efi Dreyshner
    October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Good luck to everybody - I hope that I will be the winner :D

  121. anonymous
    October 19, 2012 at 3:42 am

    "Entries and other submitted material become the property of Sponsor" What you'll do with our addresses after they are used??

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

      That doesn't apply to this giveaway. We don't resell any submitted information. In fact, if you're not chosen as the winner, we don't do anything to your information.

  122. william troughton
    October 19, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I still use 2 tin cans tied to a string, I'm on a budget

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

      How long is your string? LOL

  123. william troughton
    October 19, 2012 at 2:22 am

    this would be a sweet treat, an Iphone for moi, nice

  124. De Muñoz Bañuelos
    October 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    My crashed iPhone 4 will gladly retire if I win this

  125. fibroman
    October 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I'm in!!!
    Good luck to all !!!

  126. Syibtiyah Sani
    October 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    waiting for win this iphone...

  127. Syibtiyah Sani
    October 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    waiting for win this iphone5 :)

  128. Himanshu Mishra
    October 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    say whatever to you want but that thing looks damn good and awesome clicks man, oh yeah and excellent review and hope to make it my first apple device, that only if luck favors ;-)

  129. Kcalpesh Ajugia
    October 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Cool Giveaway!!

  130. john wayne leung
    October 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

    i want to win :) i need this :)

  131. Luna Broderick
    October 17, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Time for an upgrade Thanks Jackson!!! :o)

  132. Glenn Oneill
    October 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    No code on Google +
    No quick enter using points button on this page
    great contest

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

      The code has been published on Google+ several times, Glenn. Please refer to the relevant update.

      Also, if you're not seeing the button to enter using your points, you're probably using a JS blocker or adblocker. Try viewing it in Incognito or Private Browsing mode.

  133. Yiz Borol
    October 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I must win this! I was thinking about moving on from my trusty (but slow 3GS) and this would be the perfect replacement!

  134. Leslie
    October 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    would love to win this prize

  135. Carol Diane Cross
    October 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I'm so far behind on technology, I have an old cricket phone with no bells and whistles, one laptop in the family which belongs to my brother. What a great prize!

  136. edi
    October 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I really falling in love with iPhone 5, hope it will be my first iPhone,,

  137. Mohamed IBRIHEN
    October 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I'm logged in and I can't spend my points (110 points) in this Giveaway weird ...

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Really? What's the error you get?

  138. nikhil agarwal
    October 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Great giveaway :)

  139. Dinah Power
    October 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I am being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century - winning this would ease the challenge !!

  140. Mark Smerdon
    October 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    May not upgrade to the new phone. Not many improvements.

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Oh that's where you're mistaken, Mark. When compared to the 4S, the difference is as clear as night and day. The 5 is so much more responsive, the larger screen is beautiful. It's lighter and supports 4G. It definitely shouldn't be neglected.

  141. Dane Praed
    October 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    This would be my first mobile phone so my fingers are crossed. It's about time I moved into the 21st century!

  142. Hal Jenner
    October 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Awesome giveaway

  143. Anonymous
    October 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

    can i win this??

  144. Lmyx
    October 17, 2012 at 4:48 am

    aw. i wanna win this for my mom <3

  145. Sam Nicko
    October 17, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Thank you for this chance // :)
    Lovely giveaway :)
    Best of Luck guys
    Wanna Win this badly :p

  146. Heli
    October 17, 2012 at 2:58 am

    The best giveaway I've seen here! Awesome!

  147. Zmyr88
    October 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    whats the code, the normal place for codes is down.

  148. Jill Davis
    October 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Would love any sort of iphone but cannot afford them, hope people from Australia are welcome to the contest :)

  149. Andrei Barca
    October 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I'm a big fan of smartphones since the time Nokia invented the Symbian, but because I've been always struggling financially raising 3 kids the best phone I ever got was a 2nd hand Nokia N82. So, if this giveaway would be for a poor person who might never get such a phone in his life, then you might consider me as a happy winner...

  150. ursula hayes
    October 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    fantastic competition

  151. Brandon
    October 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm


  152. Doruntin Koci
    October 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Hope i win this great giveaway..!

  153. Tarek Ramadan
    October 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    great giveaway

  154. Ravinder Putta
    October 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  155. Giriraj Ranawat
    October 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    iPhone....who d hell do not wnt it ??
    I need to use a apple product pls give me this giveaway.

  156. Sergio Branda
    October 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I want to win it!!! :)

  157. José Adriano Santos
    October 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    MakeUseof: The best tutorials of everything and the best help.. thanks guys..

  158. Judith
    October 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Trying to win this crazy phone...sigh.

  159. Nancy B
    October 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I haven't upgraded my phone in years and don't even use the data on it.
    this phone might change some habits!

  160. Anonymous
    October 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    i've been dreaming for years how owning such gadget, but my budget just can't afford it soaring high price...i hope i could finally get one through MUO..

  161. Hani Abdel Halim
    October 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

    May GOD Bless You all Make Use Of Stuff :)

  162. Enrique Asuncion
    October 16, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Luck favors the prepared

  163. sam
    October 16, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I want this. I wonder if the Maddie and Matt apps are compatible with this one.

  164. Anonymous
    October 16, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I hope to get it because it is very expensive in Indonesia, I hope I get it.

  165. Rick Rump
    October 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I'd like that!

  166. U.N. Owen
    October 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I;ll probably get one - when I NEED it.

    It blows me away, the number of fools who NEED something THEINSTANT it comes out.

    For WHAT!?!?

    So you can say (to WHO!?!?) 'I got (fill-in-the-blank) first?!?!?

    Like I - or anyone CARES.

    I've had Apple gear since I got my 1st computer - and, I KNOW that what I'll buy from them will BE AVAILABLE tomorrow (probably IMPROVED, slightly).

    Oh: that's right: I forgot.

    I got my 4S less than 4 months ago. I DON'T have to 'buy,' anything.

    I got my 5 for FREE (for REAL free).

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Good on you, mate.

  167. Dalton
    October 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Really hope I win!!! Would love to have this phone:)

  168. Tristan C. Arcega
    October 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I love apple!

  169. Kenelm
    October 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    This would make an extremely welcome upgrade from my 3gs

  170. Zunaira Ather
    October 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

  171. Ema Rianie
    October 15, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I hope I win This Smartphone.....!!!!!

  172. Richelle A. Nicolas
    October 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Awesome! This giveaway is so amazing,
    Wanna win...

  173. Timothy Ford
    October 15, 2012 at 2:41 am


  174. Ink Sketch
    October 15, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Hope I win. I'm still on an 8gig 3gs. Thanks for the chance at a new phone guys :D

  175. Sanjay Rajvanshi
    October 15, 2012 at 2:23 am

    it ius an step forward in future technology.

  176. Ashik
    October 15, 2012 at 12:20 am

    After reading the review I am pretty sure I can switch to iPhone 5. I've been a long time Android user but it is time for me to switch to iOS so the giveaway would be a good start.

  177. Mustafa A.
    October 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Would be nice to finally win something! :)

  178. Walter Gilbert
    October 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Great giveaway. Thank you

  179. Mishaal Fatima
    October 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    awesome giveaway

  180. OLOYEDE, Adebayo Oyeniran
    October 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    You can still do it in better . Well done.

  181. Mark Alsisto
    October 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    i want!

    is the winner for the MAC announced yet? i wonder who the lucky person is....hhhmmmmmm

  182. Steven Kim
    October 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Awesome..hope i win,never had an Iphone before

  183. Rzk Aaron
    October 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    who the lucky 1!

  184. Anonymous
    October 14, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Just waiting. Don't let me down.

  185. Michael Avila
    October 14, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Great review sweet give away definitely need an upgrade got my fingers crossed and good luck to everyone.

  186. Restituto Richard Parayno
    October 14, 2012 at 5:18 am

    i got iphone4s but i read about iphone5 giveaways this is great i wish i could win,

  187. darsh safi
    October 14, 2012 at 4:10 am

    superb giveaway

  188. Carol
    October 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Awesome!!! I'd be beyond thrilled to win one of these!! Thanks for the chance & the great, in depth review! :~)

  189. Jeff Johnson
    October 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks for the iphone 5 !!!! You guys are the BEST!!!

  190. azmat abbas
    October 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    its really great to participate

  191. dr hiten safi
    October 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    giveaway rocks. best luck to all.

  192. Bayo Oloyede
    October 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Keep the good work.

  193. pandu aji putra utama
    October 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I hope to win the giveaway.saya will continue to support and participate in any way on this website.
    thank you.

  194. John Bhoid
    October 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Gimmeeeeee, thanx.

  195. Terrence Zulu
    October 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    this is going to be my first ever smart phone

  196. Danilo Berboso
    October 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    The review makes my mouth watering for iPhone 5!!!

  197. Sushil Kathpalia
    October 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    To test a iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3 or many costly mobile without purchasing or heading to store
    There is apps in app store named "handsonAR " which will allow to look different types of mobile without purchasing..for more info :
    Try New Mobile Phone Devices On Hands Without Purchasing -

    About micro SIM , In India no operator provides nano SIM , so we have to make nano SIM from normal SIM.
    And the battery is always a concern while purchasing a mobile but 1 day is enough for me...
    I would like to win this iPhone...

  198. Ramasamy Ilangovan
    October 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

    The review was useful and hope I win the giveaway. :)

  199. Peter Feldman
    October 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Got to be better than the ZTE or LG!

  200. Rachel Kapsalakis
    October 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I'd love to win this giveaway! I've never owned a smart phone!

  201. Anonymous
    October 13, 2012 at 8:45 am

    join the giveaway ..!thumb up !!

  202. Silvia
    October 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

    i hope!

  203. Claudio
    October 13, 2012 at 7:56 am


  204. Kukuh Frehadtomo
    October 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

    wow, i'm very want this gadget

  205. Amit Shah
    October 13, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Want 2 win!!

  206. Vaibhav Manral
    October 13, 2012 at 7:36 am

    iam grateful that makeuseof organised this giveaway. Successfully did all the required steps..shared it on twitter and facebook as well.I hope that i could win this was really a nice experience in participating in this awesome giveaway. Thanks to makeuseof for their hospitality that they organised this giveaway....

  207. Vaibhav Manral
    October 13, 2012 at 7:27 am

    successfully entered the giveaway.........

  208. Joan Aronowitz
    October 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

    you offer a give-away and then it becomes complicated to enter

  209. euzhan marsa
    October 13, 2012 at 6:39 am

    wish me luck ^^

  210. euzhan marsa
    October 13, 2012 at 6:39 am

    hope not late to join this , to get a new iphone,, ^^ xoxo

  211. Ah San
    October 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

    lol,never been own an iphone , iphone 5 's look good .

  212. Olga Fuller
    October 13, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Please, please let me win!!

  213. Carl Jacob Saldi
    October 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

    long time android user here.. hopefully i'll win this one so i can experience ios.. :)

  214. Ihtisham ul haq haq
    October 13, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I strongly wished I would be able to have this one !

  215. Eddy Lie
    October 13, 2012 at 5:34 am

    well hope i could win this iPhone 5.. please please please *gangnam style dance* :)

  216. Carol Kirsh
    October 13, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I hope I win! Great give away.

  217. Darryl Montgomery
    October 13, 2012 at 12:18 am
  218. Darryl Montgomery
    October 13, 2012 at 12:18 am

    This is going to be an early Christmas gift for somebody!!!


  219. Virnille Francisco
    October 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    wow!such a great giveaways, wish I get lucky to have it.

  220. Kerde
    October 12, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Does anyone actually win these "giveaways".

  221. Tareq Nusairat
    October 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    T_T wish i would win this i have an old black/white screen phone and i really need a smartphone and the Iphone has always been my dream phone :( its awesome in everyway anyway hope i win :D

  222. cheryl-ann verrall
    October 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Perfect - Would be a welcome gift to assist with my new online business promoting Natural Complimentary Therapies with a difference. Feels great.

  223. Kim P
    October 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I would love to win an iPhone 5 woohoo :)

  224. salvador hernandez
    October 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I wouldn't buy it but if I won it heck yea why not

  225. Dandy Putra
    October 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    great giveaway, black or white for me just the same.

  226. wer1
    October 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    The iPhone 5 is a mixed bag. Well now, and iOS 6 is a nightmare. going downhill is it

  227. wer1
    October 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    this is 4 me!!!

  228. Dee Adams
    October 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    This giveaway is FLY FLY FLY! OH FRESH TOO!!! =)

  229. Eric Rosenberg
    October 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This is a great giveaway. I really want to win this iphone!!!

  230. Joseph Sayson
    October 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    i want it. very powerful phone. :D

  231. Hydee Soriao
    October 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I wish I win!:)

  232. Sriramachandran
    October 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Please let me win

  233. Chandra
    October 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Not an iphone user yet; but still want to go for it; the iphone 5! O' randomness, pls pick me...!

  234. Va Du
    October 12, 2012 at 5:21 am

    It would be nice to have one. I usually buy one every 2-3 updates.

  235. Eric Wilborn
    October 12, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Contest, I AM IN YOU.

  236. Uttam Shrestha
    October 12, 2012 at 2:04 am

    awesome giveaway

  237. Sharon Thompson
    October 12, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I love my apple products.

  238. Allen Barnett
    October 12, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Both my Daughter and Grandaughter has an iphone 4. They seem to like them so maybe I could win this iphone 5.

  239. Fred Zottl
    October 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I would be honored to win such a gift.

  240. Monica Garcia Miranda
    October 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    luck to everyone!!! :D

  241. Rupa
    October 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    This is a great comprehensive review of iPhone. I have looked, touched and wished for an iPhone but haven't ever owned one! I would love to get my hands on this since I love Siri, I saw it on my cousin's iPhone....

  242. Paolo Maffezzoli
    October 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    great giveaway !

  243. Slawomir Cwiek
    October 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    What a great prize!

  244. Anonymous
    October 11, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    i want to try this out

  245. Noel Santos
    October 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    you guys are the best entered about every contest but still haven't one , and will continue to enter until i will and even then will still continue , print your make use of pages and hand out at our local community center , would just share the link but these are people who are not to swift around the web and tend to go to only one or two sites for fear of infection . one even thought their Pc passed over its virus on them and that's why they were sick ....keep up the good work ....give me that iphone :o)

    • Tina Sieber
      October 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing our work.
      And good luck for the contest. :)

  246. Brian Pearson
    October 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Type your comment here.

  247. Raymond Berlin
    October 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Great site.

  248. Dude Mesiter
    October 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm


  249. Heman Adams
    October 11, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Nice review, Jackson. Before and after the launch of the iPhone 5, I've always wished I could lay my hand on one, and now, yes, NOW is the right time. I hope I win this.

  250. Debbie Kightlinger
    October 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Hope I can win this one. I love "makeuseof". It has such useful info.

  251. Craig
    October 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I never win anything, but you can't win if you don't enter!

  252. Duane Ashbach
    October 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Check this out for a chance to win a new iPhone 5. Then subscriber to their feed for great and useful articles.

  253. Shaakira Abdul Samad
    October 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Yeah a iPhone 5 for giveaway!

  254. Ian Leong
    October 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    What an awesome detailed review of iPhone 5. I LOVE Makeuseof! I wish I can be the lucky winner of iPhone 5. I can't wait to have my hands on this iPhone 5 from MakseUseOf!

  255. Manik Kumar
    October 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I wish i get this IPHONE5...fingrers crossed! !XD:)

  256. Manik Kumar
    October 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Hey i have completed all steps..please count me in!!thanks for the giveaway!!

  257. Mike L
    October 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    iHope, iHope, iHope!

  258. Tom Kogwuonye
    October 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    This sucks!!! Perhaps it is meant for a particular set of people. I have tried everything, I mean everything to get the codes from Facebook and Twitter but nothing is working. The Facebook page is blank when I try to get the code on the giveaway codes section and nothing shows up on the Twitter page. I look different commenting differently here. Used explorer 9 and Chrome to open the links but same story. Well goodluck to whoever wins it.

  259. ryandigweed
    October 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Nicee :)

  260. Safal Sharma
    October 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm


  261. Mohd Gisam
    October 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    If i get this iphone im going to shave my head.

  262. Eileen Cox Meyer
    October 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for a great giveaway! this would be a dream come true for me to own such an upgraded phone,thanks for the chance.

  263. Lawrence Ott
    October 11, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I haven't invested in a smart phone. But I still like my chances in getting an Apple iPhone.

  264. Jared
    October 11, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Looks amazing! I would love one!!

  265. Maan Abu-Naja
    October 11, 2012 at 10:04 am


  266. mostafa
    October 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

    thanks for your gift !

  267. Anonymous
    October 11, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Great giveaway, great prize

  268. Lindsey
    October 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

    As always from the Makeuseof team, an excellent review. I keep sharing your site with my students here in Western Australia and they are all hooked. Will be passing on the competition info too.

  269. Ohms Emocling
    October 11, 2012 at 8:59 am

    wow!it was a great giveaway ever!imagine iphone5 is an expensive especially to a government employee like me.joined.Keep posting and God Bless!

  270. sreedev
    October 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I love the iPhone 5. I joined the macbook air giveaway with great hope. But did not win. I hope i win the iPhone 5. oh goooooodddddd!!!! please give the iPhone 5

  271. izwan
    October 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Really love to have at least one smartphone like iphone5 in my life =)

  272. Pramu
    October 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Awasome giveaway. Would like to win

  273. T. Pather
    October 11, 2012 at 7:11 am

    An awesome prize to win

  274. T. Pather
    October 11, 2012 at 7:11 am

    An awesome prize to win.

  275. Darin Campbell
    October 11, 2012 at 6:44 am

    I really apprececiate the often amusing, objective and unbiased reviews on your site. This is the first iPhone5 review I've read that has made 100% sense to me.

    makeuseof is fast becoming my first port of call when I want to know whats up (and down) and brewing in high-tech la-la land.

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Thanks, Darin. That means a lot!

  276. Damon Osborne
    October 11, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I love Make use of and I'm looking forward to my gift.
    Used Apple mac computers before I retired. OK system but not worth the extra, ten years ago. Would love to see where iOS is now and have bells on my toes and create envy wherever I go.

  277. Lee Jin Huey
    October 11, 2012 at 6:26 am

    This iPhone will definitely improve my productivity
    There are no games yet
    So I will have no choice but to work =(
    But you could prove me wrong my sending it to me.

  278. Home Less
    October 11, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I WANT IT!!!!!

  279. Apryl Leaf
    October 11, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I think it sounds better than an Android.

  280. Nala
    October 11, 2012 at 6:01 am


  281. celeron504
    October 11, 2012 at 6:01 am

    What a wonderful gift this would make!

  282. Kieran Colfer
    October 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

    So what makes IOS6 bad apart from the maps issue? I use a few diff map apps depending on where I'm going so I'd never use the built-in one anyway. Maps aside, what else then makes it not worth the upgrade?

  283. Rael Kahn
    October 11, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Can't wait to the phone that everyone is so negative about ...

  284. Myst Gunn
    October 11, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Great giveaway. Hope i'll win this for my birthday. hah. :P

  285. Kvin P'ng
    October 11, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Definitely will want one & own one! XD Black!!

  286. Sreejesh
    October 11, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Awesome giveaway! You guys always amaze me

  287. Audrey Deza
    October 11, 2012 at 4:53 am

    IPhone 5! i need you to be on my hands! this is a best 18th birthday gift for me ?

  288. Nikko Acosta
    October 11, 2012 at 4:50 am

    best smart phone so far

  289. fritz Richard
    October 11, 2012 at 4:42 am

    this is sweet :D good luck good luck

  290. Ayya Samy
    October 11, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Awesome giveaway.....!!!!

  291. Mani Ahmed
    October 11, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I have to say an excellent write up .. one of the very few which have a positive approach to the device, though i think the device itself has been hit by an over hyped/ over marketted smug :s leaving a lot of unsatisfied geeks :p It still does have places to go with NFC or wireless charging and stuff.

    Anyhow, i would have appreciated a little more about battery time without the 3G/4G/LTE use, less brightness, quick screen shut off time because with the enhanced size i am not too sure that an external battery cage would be a feasible option and when we leave at 7 from home, its often that we return at midnight and really its a hassle yelling off that my battery was drained. Unless that apple decides to provide a second office charges and a car charger or better yet a solar panel on the back instead of the andoised panel !

    • Kieran Colfer
      October 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      a solar panel, now that's a good idea!

  292. Caladiel
    October 11, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Great review and awesome giveaway.

  293. Siti Noorasiqin
    October 11, 2012 at 4:20 am giveaway...I wanna win black iphone...

  294. Boni Oloff
    October 11, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Awesome phone..

  295. John Pavelko
    October 11, 2012 at 3:31 am

    The features of an iphone are stunning but the price and the labor practices of the company that makes these phones cause me to hang a big "OFF LIMITS" on this phone

  296. Manjunath Rao
    October 11, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Some issue regarding the giveaway code in facebook, twitter and google+, it is really hard to find the code in these sites. It is not at all user friendly, please look into this. Otherwise the giveaway's are simply awesome...

    • Manuel Garcia
      October 11, 2012 at 10:52 am


    • Tina Sieber
      October 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Sorry guys. We do try to make the whole process as easy as possible.

      If you don't want to use the Giveaway code, you can enter the contest using some of your MakeUseOf ponits instead. I see you are a member, so why don't you do that?

      • Zachary Meyer
        October 24, 2012 at 4:07 am

        That sounds a lot like what i DON'T like about apple. (why not just allow entry if logged in!).
        btw, the facebook givewaypage is STILL problematic! and the code for this is not on google circles (which btw now has none since june. or is nearly impossible to find!)
        let us login and enter without the code (NO PAY), if we are member you have us already (duh)

        the code thing is from the 90s and reminds me of the 90s games that had a sheet of codes and challenge question to attempt to prevent piracy?? and it was on red text so you couldn't photo copy. easily circumvented(handwritten and posted ) but a pain to read. only served to annoy people. << same as the codes on the internet nowadays

        shame, cuz otherwise maketouse is perfect.

  297. Bulilit Toralballa
    October 11, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Please be mine iPhone5. Please!

  298. Sam Edmonds
    October 11, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Sweet! Here comes another dreamer trying to win summin" :)

  299. Donovan Burns
    October 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I've been talking smack about apple products for like the past five years, but I wouldn't mind a free one.

  300. SkyinthesEa Duc
    October 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

    wow this is such a great giveaway, good luck to everyone

  301. Lydia Sugarman
    October 11, 2012 at 2:48 am

    iPhone 5. want. it.

  302. Jean
    October 11, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I thought of it. I think I deserve it. I believe I can have it. :) God Speed!

  303. Loren
    October 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Well written review. I use the android because of price but love the Iphone

  304. Joe Desatnik-Capeles
    October 11, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Great Giveaway Make use Of!!!:)

  305. SteVen Farless Jr.
    October 11, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Shweet! The length looks a bit wonky but I guess it's something that you'd get used to.

  306. Joey Perales
    October 11, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Please makeuseof, let me win this giveaway... Cheers! from Philippines.

  307. Leonel Peralta
    October 11, 2012 at 2:32 am

    the earpods are still better than the Beats. Which I'm completely okay with.

  308. Dell
    October 11, 2012 at 2:31 am

    I want it now!!!! ;) But seriously I hope I win :)

  309. John Ang
    October 11, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Never owned an iphone whatever version, this will be a great way to start!

  310. Patrick
    October 11, 2012 at 2:04 am

    I currently have an iPhone 3GS and I am thinking of upgrading. From all the crap I have heard about iOS6 I am second guessing getting an iPhone 5. I am debating switching to android or maybe upgrading to iPhone 4S. I am curious what you would recommend.

  311. Jwls Poyner
    October 11, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Awesome! would be a huge upgrade from my 6yr old Nokia!

  312. Rusty Blackmountainbear
    October 11, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Send me the iPhone 5. Best one yet

  313. betty harmon
    October 11, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I hope to win it.

  314. Rusty Blackmountainbear
    October 11, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I have been an Apple fan since my first Mac, which was a Performa 6320.
    I have and still have more Apple products than I care to even think about.

    I am excited about the iPhone 5. I'd like to get one, and I will soon.
    I would like to win this one the secret word is five .


  315. emlyn williams
    October 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

    You just keep coming up with these wonderful give-aways good luck to you and the team.

  316. David Groth
    October 11, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Looking to buy one!

  317. Nitin
    October 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I can give my every thing for I phone 5... ;-)

  318. Nitin
    October 11, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I can give my every thing for I phone 5...;-)

  319. Anonymous
    October 11, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Haha...Nice :D

  320. kadek pranata surya
    October 11, 2012 at 1:02 am

    let's try some luck here...

  321. Eserpess Eserpess
    October 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Basically..Its another apple rip off, Quickly masses go buy a $400 phone that you upgrade for the new version in less than a year.

  322. Lambvolution
    October 11, 2012 at 12:46 am

    i want it so bad...thank you MUO

  323. Roy Dean
    October 11, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I wouldn't buy an apple product but winning one and using it might change my mind.

  324. Nanang Sugiarto
    October 11, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Mmmm...nice stuff

  325. alro
    October 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

    been dreaming to have an iphone..hope this becomes a reality.:)

  326. marvin
    October 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

    how i wish i will win that giveaway, i've never had iphone or apple cellphones eversince,,, thankz

  327. Bart Aronoff
    October 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    I would like to compare this to an android phone.

  328. Mick Grace
    October 10, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Not happy with my Windows phone, heard so much about the Iphones and the friendly apps. So here goes, maybe I will get to try the iphone out yet, care of the Make Use Of
    Website. thanks for giving me a chance.

  329. Max Todd
    October 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    heck yea i want some

  330. Nick
    October 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks! Greate giveaway!

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  331. Brenda Reece
    October 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    First I would like to say THANKS for sending me the email to be able to have a chance
    to win the new apple iphone 5. I have never owned an apple product, but have always
    wanted to. I just haven't had the money. I am trying to put myself through school and
    raise my two children. It's not easy, but somehow we make it through. Thanks to the
    good man up above. I have never won anything, except a cake at the fall festival last
    year at my children's school. Good luck everyone who has entered.

  332. Igor Rizvi?
    October 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I entered the competition,but i know im not that lucky to get it :(

  333. Grace Eugenio
    October 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    i hope i'm the lucky one:)

  334. Mamed
    October 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Nice and nicer if I get it.Thumbs up.

  335. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I really haven't had much need for a mobile phone.But I guess if I'm to use one in the future, this would probably be a good time to win one of the best.

  336. James Hale
    October 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    A five for free, yes please

  337. James Hale
    October 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    A five for free, yes please.

  338. Mary Troianello
    October 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    great review, hope i win

  339. ????? ??????
    October 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I want this phone :)

  340. Ernesto F. Mauricio Jr.
    October 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Please let it be me. =)

  341. David Villegas Jr
    October 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Man I hope I win...never had an iphone before and I do want one...well here's to hoping. *FingersCrossed*

  342. Muhammad Ahmad
    October 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for giveaway. I really interested to win this one.

  343. sangappa
    October 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    proud owner of iphone 5 is a celebrity.
    i can become celebrity by owning iphone5

  344. Ethan
    October 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Great phone i wish i win

  345. Ethan
    October 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    wonderful giveaway

  346. Harmesh Rohira
    October 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Holy Kaaaaaw!!!! This would be the greatest giveaway here on @MakeUseOf.
    Done the needful. Thanks for this one.
    Hope i win it at least this time though... *FingersCrossed*

    Thanks and Regards,
    Harmesh Rohira

  347. Paul
    October 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Could I be temted away from Android, lets wait and see.

  348. TeresaC
    October 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks...Awesome giveaway!!!!!!!!!

  349. Dinesh Soni
    October 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    fingers are crossed :p

  350. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    You guys are awesome, good luck to the winner!

  351. John Donovan
    October 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Oh yea! Can't wait to get my hands on one. The review shows great improvements over the last one

  352. paula
    October 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    A win would be apple awesome!

  353. Ponzo Alessandro (@aleponzo)
    October 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    MakeUseOf this is the best giveaway ever! Pls Follow them!!

  354. Nez
    October 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    This is a great giveaway. Good luck to everyone, I'm sure nearly anyone could use this, especially now with T-Mobile jumping in on the iPhone game as well..

  355. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I really would like to try an iPhone. My husband had a 4 and really likes his.

  356. Bhavuk Jain
    October 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    The problem with the NFC technology is that it can help the hackers to clone the devices so there can be a big security breach. That's why Apple has kept its devices away from NFC.

  357. Gerri2651
    October 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for giving the Iphone away I just only hope it is me Please!!! :)

  358. Abdelkader Hadj-Aissa
    October 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    awesome giveaway

  359. Sheldon
    October 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I must have one! Please and thank you...

  360. leonard rosen
    October 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Tired of using a Blackberry. Bought Iphone 4 for my wife who really loves it.

    Would be great to win the 5

  361. Teresa
    October 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks guys!!!! This is an awesome giveaway!!

    Good luck everyone!!

  362. Rust Hawk
    October 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Wow! thanks for the chance to own it!

  363. Ira Brandstein
    October 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I would love to own an Apple 5 as I lost my 4 and haven't been able to replace it.

  364. Ricki Ohana
    October 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    If I could, I'd give all my points for a chance...sigh..:)

  365. Elaine
    October 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    The newsletters provided by these emails from Make Use Of are the most informative emails anyone can receive. Good luck to everyone and God Bless all.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    omg....please please let me win this dream iphone!!

  367. Ronald Smith
    October 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Nice little review sir, thanks for this opportunity and good luck to all of us entrants :)

    October 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I already am the proud owner of the Iphone 4 bought 2 years ago.

    Would love to win this Iphone 5 as simple love modern tech new phones!!

  369. Vicky Gregory Moss
    October 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I live in a house divided. My son is an iPhone user, me; I'm an Android user. He would probably love this, but I think I will stick with my Samsung (not the newest one yet)

  370. Kaddu Steven
    October 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Very nice Web site and very instructive.

  371. Paul Rubsam
    October 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for your helpful website. Very useful.

  372. Lazar Voin
    October 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Hmmm...Yum...Yum.. I want this !!!

  373. Janice carpini
    October 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    an iPhone5 would sure be nice!

  374. Kyem Ghosh
    October 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    loads of Indians hav joined the makeuseof network since a couple of time and are getting much active but I don't think none of us have ever won any giveaway from MUO.. So I wish this iPhone to be won by some Indian

  375. Jeffrey Brooks
    October 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Still holding on to the hope that BB10 with a physical QWERTY keyboard for thumb typing debuts shortly. If not would love to win this baby.

  376. Creslan Williams
    October 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Pick me please

  377. Ronn Homer
    October 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Another great giveaway

  378. syed
    October 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Let the lucky one win! It is a great phone.

  379. highdefreak
    October 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    good to get iphone for free because i don't think i can afford it now.

  380. Nawajil
    October 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    OMG i wish if i am the winner :O lalalalalala IPHONE 5 :O woah !

  381. Malkhaz Abuladze
    October 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    this giveaway is really something inexpressable by words. thanks

  382. Omid
    October 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    wish me luck !

  383. Anita Lee
    October 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Waiting to upgrade since I haven't had my iPhone 4G too long, so maybe I'll win.

  384. bonnie jean woolger
    October 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    winning is the only way I could afford one, looks like fun.

  385. Van Deacon
    October 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Great review...!

  386. Kobi
    October 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    What a great, detailed review! I am an apple gal, use an iMac, iPad, Mac air & iPhone 4. My boyfriend got the iPhone 5 the day it came out for himself. It's just a bit taller then the last model, more slim, but faster in 4g by far! I wasn't so crazy about the new ear pods either.....old ones just fine! I typically get the newest version each year but now that you can get the iPhone 4 free and 4s for $99 with an extended contract, selling my old phone proves more difficult! We all have to make choices in life, and being what I consider an "Apple Junkie" ;), it was like torture to see everyone around me showing off their new phones, reading emails sent from my iPhone 5, etc. I chose to spend my money on my daughter instead, as she is a person I love and not a material object I was just dying for. Happy with my decision, and who ever wins this phone should consider themselves very lucky! ;)

    Thanks for a good honest review. By the way, although there are some "issues" with the iPhone 5, as there often are with many newly released products Apple tends to quickly make software upgrades available to users.

    Switching from one platform to another is often easier said then done. Many android users don't like the iPhone iOS. As an iOS user, I find it difficult and frustrating to use any other platform. Guess we just get used to what we have! Overall the iPhone has come a long way! What else could they possibly add next year?

    • Jackson Chung
      October 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

      I agree with you, Kobi. I transitioned to iOS from a dumbphone and never touched Android OS. So for me to start using an Android right now feels quite awkward.

  387. Carolyn Barnett
    October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    tweeted as @CarolynRBarnett and shared on facebook as Carolyn Barnett and shared on google circle as Carolyn Barnett Awesome giveaways!!!!

  388. Noden Cooper
    October 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I'd be in awe if I won, seeing that I've never won anything in my life but hey there's always hope, thanks for the great opportunity. Kudos to Apple! ;)

  389. Jim Runkle
    October 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Sweet baby ... come to me!

  390. Cele Deemer
    October 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I'm in!

  391. Naum Kopman
    October 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    this is better than any Samsung phone

  392. Debi Ross
    October 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    What a great giveaway! You for sure won't win if you don't enter. Leaves more chance for me to win it!

  393. Michael
    October 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I really need a new phone

  394. deb pfeiffer
    October 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Never had an iPhone - this would be a great time to start with one.
    Good luck to all those who enter the draw!

  395. Charles James MITCHELL
    October 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Very well written review. Only a few mistakes in spelling/grammar (I am NOT referring to American vs non-American spellings.

    Suggestion: retain British format of no indentation (if you insist), but modify the format by leaving a blank line between paragraphs. The result is much easier to read.

    I shall not be buying an iPhone 5 because I find the price to be more than I can afford, but ...... it would be a pleasure to win one.

  396. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I don't own a smartphone ... I'm not sure I need one but, if I had to choose, the iPhone is at the top of my list ...

  397. Kkaayyee
    October 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Whew! wish to have this one, hopefully.

  398. Arinde, Tayo Simeon
    October 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    This will be awesome. I look forward to this wonderful gift.

  399. Ben Gillis
    October 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

  400. Islam M.Rafiq
    October 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    despite the fact it amazing giveaway , but it's a nice review too

  401. Cindy Abernethy
    October 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    very nice giveaway........

  402. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Awesome giveaway!!

  403. Dave Rimmer
    October 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Another great review Jackson Liked, Shared Tweeted and used my Points as well. Never had an iPhone (to expensive for me) so if I won this would be my first so count me in for this please and thanks, they are Awesome phones so fingers crossed on this one

  404. Martin van Brakel
    October 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Looks like a nice phone, but when I think of the recent news about Chinese workers in an Apple factory who have to work far too hard and get little pay and even commit suicide because of the working conditions, it isn't such a nice phone anymore. Apple lovers may not be blind for this, otherwise they are like the muppets of Goldman Sachs.
    And ever wondered why Apple and Microsoft became so rich? - Of course because they overcharge us!

  405. Gillian
    October 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I am using a Samsung SCH-1950! Yes, it still works. I think my need is great.
    Thank you.

  406. Charles Yost
    October 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I love these reviews. They are so full of information. I can tell you that I know a lot more about the new Iphone 5 than I did yesterday. To tell you the truth, I have never owned an Iphone or an Ipod for that matter. Never had enough money to get one. Awesome Giveaway! Hope to win this one so I that I can experience the whole Apple culture first hand!

  407. eRick
    October 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Hope win this one ! Good Luck all !

  408. Diane Bassette
    October 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I can dream...

  409. Abdur Rahman
    October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    It's just awesome.

  410. Genii Martin
    October 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I have so many reasons... like everyone else, to hope I win.

  411. miqch
    October 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    its a great iphone

  412. Lawrance
    October 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    MAKEUSEOF does it yet many fun and awesome giveaways I'm truly grateful to be apart of it.

  413. Kent Harker
    October 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    great review

  414. Edward Bellair
    October 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Don't pick me. Verizon is making sure the area I live in is not getting 4G for some time. Even tho it was supposed to be here 6 months ago. It would be a waste of the tech. THANK YOU VERIZON!

  415. H G
    October 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    As my phone is broken, the best way to change it is to win this iphone. This iphone is spectacular!

  416. Michelle Co
    October 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I've been wanting an iPhone 5 ever since I heard the news of it being released. I really hope I get to win this giveaway! :)

  417. Eddie
    October 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I've never owned an Apple product, but I've had the opportunities to use most of them. They are some sweet products. Would like this, and maybe it'll convert me. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Rishikesh Kumar
      October 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Ohh! God plz let me win :( really need this

  418. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I want it

  419. SK
    October 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Hello. Thank you so much for allowing us to have this great and fantastic opportunity.

    Yours Sincerely,


  420. Sigit Rupanya
    October 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    love with the great giveaway program..

  421. Martik
    October 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm


  422. josemon maliakal
    October 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    wonderful giveaway

  423. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    It could make a great friend - helping to pass time and learn new ways around.

  424. Shafiq
    October 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Hope i willl win this time

  425. Loreson San Juan
    October 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I will WIN this!!!

  426. SUJIT
    October 10, 2012 at 10:46 am

    The I phone 5 just rocks and really miss the Steve Jobs...because he thought of it :-)

  427. A.J. Carano
    October 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    This would be awesome to win. :p

  428. myzchel
    October 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I'll trade you my crappy Android phone along with my now antique iPod Touch 3G for this, savvy?

    Heck I'll trade you everything I have just to win this..... which really isn't much... dog excluded.

  429. Zeeshan Khatri
    October 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

    great giveaway

  430. ferdinan Sitohang
    October 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Sweet, and stylish as always, love it so muchhh..

  431. Rashelle Puno
    October 10, 2012 at 8:50 am

    this would be my first apple product ever if i won....good luck!

  432. Ahmed Khalil
    October 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

    i hope i win this time En shaa alah

  433. David Dew
    October 10, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Yet another great giveaway guys! Not a huge fan of Apple but if it's free why not aye?? :D

  434. Josephine Bell-Albillar
    October 10, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Thank you for the information provided Mr. Chung. Despite the fact that I'm an Apple product lover, preferably the hand-held items such as you've described above. I would like to tell you that your review on this item is really pleasing to read in that I mean that it is a no-nonsense, tell it like it is whether the manufacturer or consumer likes it or not. Your reviews are respectful to all as not to defame any one or the other thus reading your reviews seem to compel me to continue reading further.
    Note: my comment is not to "butter-you-up", because those are not my intentions. In fact, I've noticed that upon 'leaving a comment' as it implies, the only question I find asking myself is, "A comment on what?"

    Would it be safe to presume that the statement is self-explanatory? Well, this is my comment, and while my comment may or may not have anything to do with the item, I would just like to say that I have made my comment as noted above because I feel no person (at least I have yet to see or hear) has yet to comment on the detail the reviewer has inputted. Perhaps because the reviewers findings are not compelling enough for me to read past their first paragraph. I'm not saying all, but there are several out there that should take note and start reading YOUR review.

    Thank you MakeUseOfcom for hiring Mr. Jackson Chung. His reviews are really interesting to read.

  435. gpvprasad
    October 10, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Mistakenly I entered, we need unlocked phone because Iphone will not work if it's locked :(

  436. Slawomir Cwiek
    October 10, 2012 at 6:32 am

    All done!

  437. Franz I
    October 10, 2012 at 5:35 am

    sweet prize. i want to win just to cheer me up

  438. Karen Ang
    October 10, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I sure hope I win this. I don't want to buy one

  439. MerVzter Balacuit
    October 10, 2012 at 5:27 am

    how i wish to have this gadget soon

  440. Aleksey Vinogradov
    October 10, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Great giveaway

  441. kaushmc
    October 10, 2012 at 4:54 am

    what a giveway.........

  442. Andrei Anikin
    October 10, 2012 at 4:51 am

    thanks, guys, you keep on pampering us! great giveaway!

  443. Lynn Woods
    October 10, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Just became aware of your site. Sweet!

  444. Michelle
    October 10, 2012 at 3:57 am

    This is such a great item your giving away. I am so behind the times as far as my phone goes that to have this phone would really bring me up to date....hehehehe... You guys are awesome and I look forward to your newsletters all the time. I have gained so much info from you guys and I am amazed at what you share with us. I don't know how you do it but you always have some great articles for us and super info. thanks makeuseof..... never stop doing what you do.... Huggs, Michelle.

  445. Jean-Claude Arial
    October 10, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Maybe its time to turn off my iPhone 3G! Of course I will wait until I win, if I win, but of course I won't win. So I will keep the iPhone 3G turned on.

  446. gpvprasad
    October 10, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Thats why I am not entering into the context.

  447. Ryan Borja
    October 10, 2012 at 2:38 am

    OMG!!! Now is my chance to have an apple product!!!

  448. Richard Lapointe (China)
    October 10, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Apple is having labor problems here in China where I live! It would be nice if a company as powerful as Apple could overcome such stigmas. I mean with such an advanced product you'd think they could be more than fair to their staff even if they do employ them by the million. I'm totally into Apple and have all the gadgets but could definitely appreciate the iphone 5.

  449. Faunce
    October 10, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I hope I win! It'll be an awesome birthday present! And since I don't own a phone it'll be a great first phone! WOOT.

  450. Mark Silos
    October 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Nice... I hope I win this one.

  451. Califfe Duran
    October 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    this is a very nice giveaway. well goodluck for all of us.. i can't wait to know whos gonna win.. i hope its me.. :D i need a new phone..

  452. iyad
    October 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    my chance is almost zero.!!!

  453. Prateek Jain
    October 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    This is by far the best review i have read anywhere.

  454. Micah Feltner
    October 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I really need a new phone.

  455. Ryszard Grodzicki
    October 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    So it looks like it's not as bad as people are whining all over the internet. I don't think I'll ever get into Apple's products as I'm to accustomed to Android, but it's nice to hear the competition is close behind ;)

  456. David Aubrey
    October 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    MakeUseOf is one of my "must-read" newsleters. It's always full of great ideas and giveaways.

    • Tina Sieber
      October 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Great to hear that you enjoy our newsletter, David! I will pass this on to Chris. :)

  457. Sean Ang
    October 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Awesome giveaway....

  458. Edwin Williams
    October 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Awesome! I'm still rocking the 3GS :\

  459. Chuck Mace
    October 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    This would be nice...

  460. Nazmul Haque
    October 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    my dream Cell .........Long time Dreaming n still Dreaming one day I grip my iPhone as a Owner ......
    by the way Thx to MakeUseOf for this Nice Giveaway

  461. Chetan Sood
    October 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    It's mine already !! Muhahaha (evil laugh)

  462. Luca Bottazzi
    October 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Great giveaway! Hope to win!

  463. Nirmal Shah
    October 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    At last, the long awaited one goes live :) Wish I win this one, fingers crossed!

  464. Jón Bjarnason
    October 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    It's my turn now!

  465. catherine west
    October 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    would love to win this please.

  466. Akshay Chandna
    October 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    High Five ....

  467. Ricardo Santos
    October 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This one is for me!

  468. Teguh Wae
    October 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Great giveaway.
    I hope to win the contest, thanks.

  469. Bradley Steynbergh
    October 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Great Giveaway, Disparately Need a Need a new Phone :(

  470. Anonymous
    October 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    amazing if I could win this!

  471. Vanja Gorgiev
    October 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    it would be a dream come true if i win this giveaway, thumbs pressed hard !!

  472. ann scally
    October 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    What a great giveaway. I hope I might be lucky as my phone came off the ark x

  473. Ali Kazemzadeh
    October 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Wnat this Bad boy,
    Thanks for the review

  474. Alex Perkins
    October 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Just a note for all the people planning on getting/got the iPhone 5, the sides are really easy to scratch the paint off so get a cover or something to protect it.

  475. JuliemBrown
    October 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Makeuseof, how do you do such awesome giveaways?

  476. Chee Yong Hsia
    October 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Wanna bet I won't win this awesome giveaway.

  477. George Sweetman
    October 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Yee Haa !! So how and when do i get it !!! Really needed to get a prize !! Like a new iphone !!! YEE HAA

  478. Jarek Jasinski
    October 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I would like to win this wonderful phone, because I have never had contact with any Apple product brands. Therefore, if luck smiled to me in this contest. Please expensive administration of this website, please let me this opportunity and select a person from the list of my winnings. This is really you, please, I have never won in any of your competition. So maybe just once to me, smiles.

  479. Deepak gahlawat
    October 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    i want this so badly.
    that i am gonna win this

  480. Lawrence Wolfskill
    October 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Sure would like an iPhone!

  481. Iva Krstik
    October 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Glad they got rid of the glass on the back cover, since it's so easy to break it. The new thinner, lighter design is definitely a plus for Apple.

  482. Sharon Gorohoff
    October 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I need a "Smart Phone" - tired of my old "Dumb Phone" !!!

  483. Sumith Jain
    October 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    great giveaway hope i win this...

  484. Alison Hamling
    October 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I am due for an upgrade in 2 months - great timing!!!

  485. Somaiya Ebrahim
    October 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I have never won anything yet on this website and i really hope this time i do! i really really REALLY want this phone..

  486. Ankit Sharma
    October 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    fingers crossed....

  487. Nikhil Gupta
    October 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    really awesome

  488. Anwaar Ansari
    October 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    If I win this , I will die with joy!! :P

    I live in Saudi Arabia , if i win.... is it possible to send it here?

  489. Ruel Bermudez
    October 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    this is awesome giveaway. more power guys!

  490. Christine James
    October 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Current phone crashed this weekend. Fingers crossed to win.

  491. Vishal
    October 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Hope I win this one, it will be my first Apple product

  492. Jalaluddin Rahman
    October 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Heard & read a lot about this new iPhone 5, it is a great gadget from Apple

  493. sreesankar
    October 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    please select me...

  494. sreesankar
    October 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    please select me.....

  495. Noureedine El arafi
    October 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    great giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!I wish I win thx

  496. Dnyanesh Mankar
    October 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I'm feeling lucky!

  497. Samit Tandukar
    October 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    thanks for awesome giveaway....hope to win.....

  498. Robin
    October 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Another great giveaway from Makeusof without any doubt. :) You guys rock. but i never won one :D hehehe

  499. Alberto
    October 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    This time the giveaway will be mine, sorry folks.

  500. Anonymous
    October 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Hope odds are in my favour.. :)

  501. Rap Soulution
    October 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    great phone

  502. Hoku Sarroca
    October 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    just about only language I speak unless you want to know bad words in other languages LOL

  503. Sheela Marie Castillo
    October 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    OHMYYYYY! I so want this. Badly :3 PLEASE.

  504. Steven Epstein
    October 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm


  505. AJAY
    October 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Makeuseof is awesome!

  506. Thomas Mulder
    October 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    great phone, even better giveaway!

  507. michelle
    October 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Wow..this is awesome and great..I am wishing to win this PHONE how can I join is it just read all these and register?? please please pretty please.... =)

  508. Jasper John S. Cecilio
    October 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    This would b a nice birthday gift to me :3

  509. Pedro Oliva
    October 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    i really want to win this one :), excellent review!!

  510. Fred Jackson
    October 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Woot! I hope I win this!! I can sell it and get the Motorola RAZR HD LTE. Hah! :P

  511. amit pawaskar
    October 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    im waiting for this phone

    • Ihtisham ul haq haq
      October 13, 2012 at 5:45 am

      So am i.

  512. Bill Bromley
    October 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Five ! Cant wait, Still Want !

  513. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Awesome! Thanks!

  514. slobodan zekic
    October 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    nice-great giveaway :)

  515. Kulwinder Rouri
    October 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Great giveaway, every one want t win this iPhone5

  516. Roman Vávra
    October 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Thats the giveaway we are looking for! :))

  517. Nikhil Chandak
    October 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    plz let me win

    • Ihtisham ul haq haq
      October 13, 2012 at 5:44 am


  518. Nikhil Chandak
    October 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I hope the god is with me

  519. Nikhil Chandak
    October 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    i want to win !!

  520. blivitlurad
    October 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Great giveaway :)

  521. ion popa
    October 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Oct 25th is my birthday; so, the next day after the party would be nice to find out I'm a happy iPhone 5 owner...

    • Faysal Faruk
      October 24, 2012 at 5:06 am

      best of luck buddy

      • ion popa
        October 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm


    • Totoy Badiola
      October 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Happy birthday, Ion Popa!
      Too bad, the iPhone is going be mine. Cheers!

  522. Kai23
    October 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Hope it will be good for me :)

  523. Mburu Solista
    October 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    great giveaway, hope i win this one, it will be my first "i" product

    • Faysal Faruk
      October 24, 2012 at 5:06 am

      if i get. this will be my first i product to....

  524. Rene Gatdula
    October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm is beautiful...awesome giveaway...

  525. Suresh Volam
    October 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Awesome! I wish I win this giveaway.

  526. Brian Rogers
    October 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Another great giveaway

  527. Brack St. Clair
    October 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Sweet! I'm heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, but haven't upgraded the phone beyond the 4, and I've noticed more lag since upgrading to iOS 6... This would be a great upgrade for me! :-)