Writing for the Media
“What’s All the Hype over the iPhone 5”
Apple created more headline news by releasing the iPhone 5 on September 21, 2012. The iPhone 5 wows customers with its new sleek design, 8 mega pixel “iSight” camera, 4-inch Retina display and its ultra-processor. The iPhone 5 has an A6 chip that Apple says is powerful but not hungry. Apple claims its new product includes speed, durability, and extraordinary convenience for its consumers. Gizmo-Bird.com reported that the IPhone 5 sold 5 million unit sales in just 3 days. Every year or over a period of time its seems like apple reconstructs the iPhone forcing consumers to be in with the new and out with the old. It seems as though you can predict when apple is going to release something new because of their frequent updates and constant new products released on the technology market. I wonder what makes consumers go out and buy the iPhone 5 when it’s extremely similar to the iPhone 4s that was released on October 4, 2011. Kourtney Parker and several other faithful iPhone users say that the phone is a “must-have” and that they must have it as soon as possible! Kourtney Parker, sophomore legal communications major attending Howard University explains her wants, need, and desire for the iPhone 5. I buzz Parker with the question of “What makes the iPhone 5 so much better than the iPhone 4s you currently have”? Parker explains that the iPhone 5 is like none other smartphone out there, including her iPhone 4s. The iPhone 5 is “so cute and appealing” she says. All of her research and exposure to the new simple details that the iPhone 5 offers makes her feel like she isn’t in style because there is a new iPhone on the market. Parker reveals that her feelings for the new smartphone go over and beyond even though she hasn’t played with one yet. When she found out the smartphone was going to be released, she’d immediately called home to converse with her parents about obtaining the...
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