5 Things You’ll Hate About the iPhone 5

Apple no longer sells the iPhone 5 but thanks to numerous retailers and resellers, the iPhone 5 is still an option for those looking to buy an iPhone on a budget. Those who are thinking about buying the iPhone 5 will want to keep these frustrating things in mind before buying it.

In the fall of 2012, Apple took the stage and announced a brand new iPhone called iPhone 5. The device was the first iPhone to feature LTE data speeds, the first iPhone to feature a 4-inch Retina display, and the first to offer the Lightning dock standard. The iPhone 5 also arrived with a redesign and numerous other bells and whistles.

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We, like many others, bought the iPhone 5 when it first came out. Back then, it was one of the best phones on the market. That’s no longer the case.

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In the years since its release we’ve seen Apple release the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. The company is also expected to debut two new iPhones in September dubbed iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. We recommend most of those over the iPhone 5 (the exception being the iPhone 5c).

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We’ve been using the iPhone 5, extensively we might add, for close to three years now. It’s holding up pretty well for a three year old phone but there are some things that have started to bother us as it gets older. And it’s these things that we want to warn you about.

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After three years with the iPhone 5, here are a few things that we’ll think you’ll hate about it.

No Touch ID

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No Touch ID

One of the big changes that came with the iPhone 5s was the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that's embedded inside the home button. If you've never used Touch ID on an iPhone then you don't know how useful, and convenient it is. 

With Touch ID, all you have to do is push your finger down on the home button and you're in. It eliminates the need for a passcode or a swipe to access the home screen. Think about how many times you access your home screen on a daily basis and you'll understand why this feature is so important. 

You can probably see where we're going with this. The iPhone 5's home button doesn't have a fingerprint sensor. You're stuck with Apple's primative ways of opening up the phone. Now that we've used Touch ID for a few years, it's a feature that we simply can't live without. Once you try it, you'll probably be in the same boat.

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