iPhone 5: Is 'Incremental' Update Worth It? Reviewers see 'incremental' improvements By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Sep 13, 2012 7:32 AM CDT 23 comments Comments Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of an image of the iPhone 5 during an Apple event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Newser) – The new iPhone is finally here, but it doesn't bring many mind-blowing changes. Still, critics are impressed with its size, weight, and a number of other features. What some are saying: "It's not a revolutionary phone, but it is a very nice release," writes Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo. "It's thinner and faster than ever, with a new form factor that uses a gorgeous panoramic screen with more resolutions and less consumption. It also surfs the web much faster ... Overall, it seems they have incrementally improved every single aspect of the iPhone." "What's most noticeable about the new device," according to Joshua Topolsky at the Verge, is "how thin and light it is. The 7.6mm, 112-gram chassis is incredibly sleek, and exceptionally light ... it feels almost too light in the hand." Still, it's "sturdy and solid-feeling." But then there's the new Lightning dock connector. "Man, is this going to be a pain," laments Farhad Manjoo at Slate. Say goodbye to all your docking devices (speakers, car connectors, etc.), not to mention all your old iPhone charging cables. "Tens of millions of iOS-compatible accessories have been rendered obsolete," unless you shell out $29 for an "ungainly" adapter. Why couldn't Apple use micro-USB like everyone else? And if you're mulling whether to go for the new iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, or the Windows-based Nokia Lumia 920, AllThingsD offers a handy chart comparing their specs.