5 Ways That the iPhone 5 Will Change the World

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Apple iphone 5 releaseApple (AAPL) has finally introduced the iPhone 5. Smartphone fans and Apple investors are naturally excited. But Wednesday's big reveal was about more than just one company and one product.

The very nature of Apple's shiny new handset and the bar-raising nature of some of its features will send rippling waves far beyond the company's Cupertino headquarters.

Let's go over five ways that the new iPhone 5 will change the world.



Motley Fool contributor Rick Munarriz does not owns shares in any of the stocks in this article. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and OpenTable. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of OpenTable, Google, FedEx, and Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a bull call spread position in Apple.


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Steve Holt

My friend has been raving about his phone. He really likes it. It seems like it is the same as the other one but I don't know exactly all about it.
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January 15 2014 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert Understein

LOL this guy is pretty funny. "smart" phones overall do not help the world in anyway.
text,email,directions, all done before the smart phone. without the smartphone
calling a smartphone a laptop is pretty funny as well. aside from text and e-mail which just replace a actual phone call..... 99.99% of a smartphone usage is for wasting time. nothing productive.

September 21 2012 at 7:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert Understein

LOL this guy is pretty funny. "smart" phones overall do not help the world in anyway.
text,email,directions, all done before the smart phone. without the smartphone
calling a smartphone a laptop is pretty funny as well. aside from text and e-mail which just replace a actual phone call..... 99.99% of a smartphone usage is for wasting time. nothing productive.

September 21 2012 at 7:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nevedita

People are such drones. I was into Apple when no one was really into buying Apple products, and now everyone is handling one. All they did is one great marketing move to drive up the price, making it seem elitist and it is what caused this weak mentality. Mr. Munarriz, you delivered content that is akin to the namesake of your employer. It is utterly foolish that people do not realize Apple has just created a 6-9 month life span of the superbly expensive electronic toys you possess. As much as I enjoyed the Apple experience way back when, my next laptop, phone or tv supplement is going back to basics, straight to the receded underdog. To add, the iPhone 5 is not (and has not been,) better than an HTC, Samsung, or LG phones out in the market currently.

September 18 2012 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hyacinth Lea Monrou

I don't think so...What makes that phone special?


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September 15 2012 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yly96

LOL LOL LOL. And I thought that journalism was unbiased.
Is this guy Munarriz for real? Wow, Motley Fool really has gone LOW.

September 14 2012 at 2:33 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
3DIGIT

iphone 5 does the exact same thing as iphone4 and 4s and they didnt change the world.

September 13 2012 at 9:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
john.piretti

Why is it that when Apple increases the screen size of it's phone that's considered one way the iPhone will change the world but when Android phones already had larger screens that didn't change the world? The article states that an iPhone is a computer in your pocket and lists that as a way it will change the world but it never mentioned the fact that other smartphones are also computers in the pockets of their owners but apparently that won't change the world.

September 13 2012 at 4:18 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
drpmindmender

The only way this over-hyped, and over-priced electronic status symbol will change the world, is if Apple announces that ALL of it's manufacturing and customer services are moving to the United States...

...THAT would be world changing.

September 13 2012 at 4:01 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
ocmaleis27

the iphone changed the world. this is just another smart phone in a countless sea of many

September 13 2012 at 4:01 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply