"Overall a pretty solid phone"3.5 starson by aaronfdh
Pros: Screen size and quality
Compatibility with Windows/Outlook 2010 using iCloud
Cons: Tired, Boring OS
Easily scratched and very slippery - you'll need a case
ANOTHER proprietary cable
Summary: The pros are pretty self explanatory, though i was pleasantly surprised by how easily the iCloud program for Windows works with Outlook to sync my contacts/calendar/tasks from my laptop to phone.
The cons explained - Yep, i think iOS is getting rather boring. Android has the widgets, windows phone has the live tiles - let's get something like that onto iOS.
The phone's aluminum back scratches fairly easily, and the phone itself is quite slippery. A case will fix the problem, but why buy a fancy, thin aluminum phone if you're just going to have to make it into a brick a la Otterbox?
The maps issue has been way overblown, there are plenty of other good mapping apps that you can use(I highly recommend Waze), but there's no denying that Apple seriously messed up on its own Maps app.
The lightning cable is the biggest problem I have with the phone. It's hardly an improvement! All it has going for it is that its super small and "reversible". Who cares if its reversible! It's not even faster - just the same USB 2.0. There's only one reason why Apple didn't use microUSB, and that's money. Just look at the prices for its adapters. At the very least, Apple could have included a free adapter in all of its new iPhones/iPods/iPads.