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Is iPhone 5 One of the Worst?

Consumer Reports thinks so, apparently. Do you agree that Apple is slipping behind its rivals in the smartphone market?

A recent issue of Consumer Reports that ranked the top smartphones in the U.S. placed the iPhone 5 behind its rivals among many carriers; the trendy phone didn't even crack the top three for Verizon. 

Business Insider picked up on the magazine's story and speculated that while the iPhone has been a "mind-boggling" success for the past five years, other smartphone makers are starting to catch up, pointing to the success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 among others. 

The worry is that Apple will soon be eclipsed as the already hyper-competitive and ridiculously lucrative smartphone market continues to heat up. Of course, slipping from complete dominance to near-dominance isn't entirely bad, plus rumors are already swirling that the software giant is prepping to have the iPhone 6 shipped by summer. 

How do you think the iPhone 5 stacks up to its competitors? What does Apple need to do to make restore the iPhone to unquestioned preeminance among smartphones? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Cathy Gumina Odom January 18, 2013 at 02:59 AM
His email does not appear to bounce? Try it out, send him a message about Napa
Paul Hubbard January 18, 2013 at 05:17 AM
No out of office auto response?
Cathy Gumina Odom January 18, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Nope
Louisa Hufstader January 18, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Likely it's getting forwarded to someone at Apple who isn't dead.
Paul Hubbard January 18, 2013 at 06:15 PM
HaHa... That would be the expectation here

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