John Gruber’s excellent review:
This iPhone 5 review unit is the single nicest object in my possession. I own things that cost and remain worth more (e.g. my car). But I own nothing this nice. It sounds hyperbolic to put it that way, but I offer this observation with no exaggeration.
Around these parts, every major Apple release is greeted by extensive reviews from just about everyone. Since I’m a human being, I can’t read all of them (especially since they tend to be very long, have a lot of overlap, and come out at roughly the same time), so I usually read one or two from my favorite authorities and skip the rest.
For instance, when a new version of OS X is released, I only read John Siracusa’s review, with an occasional Macworld supplement. When a new version of iOS is released, I usually read only Federico Viticci and Matthew Panzarino.
After reading this iPhone 5 review by John Gruber, I don’t need to read any others.