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September 24th 2012 1:06 pm

Gizmodo australia says iPhone 5 not worth buying, why gdgt did not include gizmodo review ?

Hi all,
gdgt posted the iPhone 5 review and called it best gadget ever with a must have score of 96. Gizmodo australia have posted review of iPhone 5 and called it 'not worth buying' . gdgt review of iPhone 5 has included the scores and comments of major gadget sites except Gizmodo, my question is whether gdgt voluntarily ignored Gizmodo because of the known enmity between Apple and Gizmodo (or) is it because gdgt liked iPhone 5 very much and decided to include only positive reviews of it ? (or) is there any other specific reason ?

Gizmodo review is here : www.gizmodo.com.au­/2012­/09­/apple­-iphone­-5­-review­-a...

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frankspin

All scores are based on an aggregate of reviews from around the internet. For more information on this please read gdgt.com­/help­/­#gdgt­-score
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indiandragon

Yes I understand, that's why I am asking, When less renowned probably even un heard tech sites are featured in the scores of iPhone5 why was Gizmodo a well renowned Tech site omitted ?
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frankspin

We never stop adding reviews after something is scored, it's an ongoing process. If you look at other products, like the S3, we kept adding reviews as they came out for all the different carriers. This Gizmodo AU review will eventually be added to the other aggregate of reviews.
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indiandragon

That is the answer I was looking for. Thanks.
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TgD

The review you linked to was posted 17 hours ago... the internet doesn't work THAT fast.

I am guessing the score for the iPhone 5 was posted before that review was even written

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indiandragon

Is it ? I think gdgt posted the iphone 5 review today only.
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ssstraub

That review doesn't exactly look very throrough. I woudln't include it either. Switching platforms over Gmaps/Apple Maps for one. maps.google.com DOES exist.
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Lorenz67

If you include MG Siegler's "review" under the "critic" section, I don't see why anyone's would be a problem. It speaks to the current credibility of TechCrunch (and the relentless click baiting nature of the internet) that an unapologetic fanboy is allowed to "review" the product in the first place.

Also problematic is that even when including reviews by fanboys and fanblogs the "critic" average still only gets to 8.8 (users 8.9) and somehow the gdgt score is 96....
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indiandragon

Precisely what I felt. Though iPhone 5 is the best iPhone yet, applause for it's custom A6 chip especially when others went for more cores -> more power stigma. But what's new in iPhone5 ? What it has which others doesn't have to give it a gdgt must have score of 96 ? Well come' on iPhone 4S had 'siri', no one had that and it got a gdgt score of 94. Though Gizmodo review is out right negative, what they point out aren't false. Sorry, iPhone 5 gdgt score looks like an exaggerated aggregate of exaggerated reviews.
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