The analysts at We Are Social scanned data from Twitter, blogs, forums and other nooks and crannies of the internet following the launch of the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S4, the BlackBerry Z10, and the Nokia Lumia 920, and what they found is very interesting. According to their study, Apple’s iPhone 5 is “the most hated handset” on the market, being criticized in one out of every five posts. To make things a little more awesome, the Galaxy S 4 is the “most loved” receiving only 11% of the complaints.
Reported issues with the iPhone 5 included common complaints like the new Lightning connector forcing users of old iPhones to buy an adapter to use their accessories, and the uselessness of Apple Maps. Some users also complained about photos from the iPhone 5 having a “purple discoloration”.
Interestingly, 56% of discussions about the S 4 were about its new eye-tracking features, earning it the “most ‘wow’ factor” title. Even with Apple’s new spot as “most hated”, they still boast the best brand appeal.