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    You're likely sick of reading reviews by this stage, and would much prefer to play with your own iPhone, but Ars Technica's review of the iPhone 5 is a pretty good read and even has Skee-Lo references in the title, so props to them for that.

    If you're after something a little more detailed and a little more in-depth, then DisplayMate has a comprehensive comparison of the iPhone 5s display versus the iPhone 4s display and even the Samsung Galaxy S IIIs display. Massive improvements in all areas, as expected.

    As good as the new iPhone may be, there have been a few issues thus far as summarised by Ars. There's that Wi-Fi issue, light leaks, and of course the scratches and scuffs. Phil Schiller has responded to an email, saying scratches and chips that appear with use are normal *scratches and chips new out of the box are presumably not.

    Steve Wozniak apparently likes the NBN so much that he's already well on the way to becoming an Australian citizen. We've already had Woz in the country for two iPhone launches, so I'll guess we'll be seeing lots more of him.

    The Apple TV Software Update 5.1 brings a few changes, including the ability to install configuration profiles, as well as save and switch between multiple iTunes accounts. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work with accounts from different countries, rendering it useless for those with Australian and US iTunes Store accounts.

    We've heard before that China is one of the biggest markets for Apple, and now that we've seen how big an improvement Apple's maps are in China over Google's maps, David Chartier suggests Apple might have made the switch to be a more attractive option for the Chinese. If so, this might be the first time Apple has made a major change for the benefit of a country other than the US.

    But that's crazy talk, right? Why would Apple want to screw over every other country for the benefit of a few billion? Maybe Apple's switch to their own mapping solution was simply feature parity with Google *i.e. if iPhone users couldn't do turn-by-turn directions for free, then perhaps they would stop being iPhone users in the future, says TUAW.

    Developers aren't happy with the new App Store layout in iOS 6, and for good reason. It appears the new iOS 6 App Store layout, while being aesthetically pleasing over the previous utilitarian look, is fraught with multiple usability issues.

    Wired's story of how Corning Glass came to be is a good read if you're interested in how the glass on your iPhone came about.

    It's not quite as lengthy as Ars' review, but The Angry Drunk's iPhone 5 review probably more accurately reflects your own thoughts.
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