Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.

Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.

For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.

So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.


Ever since the launch of the first-generation iPhone almost seven years ago, Apple has held a very important spot in the smartphone market. Whether it’s because of its looks, its ease of use, its App Store offerings, or its features, there’s just no way that any iPhone won’t make headlines.

Apple’s iPhone 5s has been in the market for six months already, and after our extensive coverage and review of the device, it’s time to give you our final verdict of our experience with the device in some real-world use. Is it still worth it for you to buy an iPhone 5s after six months of usage, and with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the All New HTC One hitting stores this spring? Is it worth the extra $100 when compared to the iPhone 5c? Should you wait for the iPhone 6 that’s spent weeks topping our rumor charts? Watch our video, and join the discussion in the comments down bellow.

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