Was the iPhone 14 Apple's biggest disappointment in a decade?

It's been over seven months since Apple released its latest smartphone range, the iPhone 14. That's enough time to gauge customers' initial reactions, with thousands of reviews now available online. And it doesn't look good.

According to an aggregation of online reviews, the iPhone 14 has scored the lowest proportion of five-star reviews since 2017's iPhone 8, and it's the first iPhone in a decade to see the percentage of 5-star ratings decline against the previous model (if you're prepared to test it for yourself, make sure you see the best iPhone 14 prices. But you might want to wait to see what the iPhone 15 has in store).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.