I asked 100 people to describe the iPhone 5 in ONE word.

The iPhone 5 was released today. In mock celebration, I have conducted an entirely non-scientific experiment. I asked my networks in Twitter via @judyelee, Facebook, LinkedIn, SMS, Whatsapp, and email to help me with this:

Describe the iPhone 5 in ONE word. Here are the answers sorted by positive (in bold) vs. negative words.

  1. A Piece Of Art! 
  2. Trendy 
  3. Wherehaveyoubeenallmylife 
  4. Durable 
  5. Featherweight 
  6. Revolutionary???? 
  7. Cheng 
  8. Transcends 
  9. (H)appy 
  10. Handy 
  11. Clever 
  12. Better 
  13. Sleek
  14. Thinnification
  15. Definitive
  16. Bad-Ass
  17. Better
  18. Deluxe
  19. Redicufast
  20. Testament
  21. Light
  22. Sexy
  23. Speedier
  24. Desire
  25. FABOOSH!
  26. Scintillating
  27. Remarkable
  28. Enhanced
  29. Excited
  30. Light
  31. Sleek
  32. Sleek
  33. Ripoff
  34. Nothing Special
  35. Expensive
  36. Unremarkable
  37. Next
  38. *Shareholders*
  39. Ostentatious
  40. Hype
  41. Overated
  42. Disappointing
  43. Tasty
  44. Unneccesary
  45. Unamazing
  46. Cult
  47. Updated
  48. Marginal
  49. Unandroid
  50. Longer
  51. Overrated
  52. Disappointing
  53. Overhyped
  54. Booo
  55. Ho Hum
  56. Meh
  57. Isuck
  58. Havefunwithoutgooglemaps
  59. Taller
  60. Overhype
  61. Yawn
  62. Rectanglewithroundedcorners
  63. Unneccessary
  64. Ripoff
  65. Polarizing
  66. Addictive
  67. Huh?
  68. Incremental
  69. Overhyped
  70. Applesgonnamakeashitloadofmoney
  71. Complicated
  72. Stagnate
  73. Excessive
  74. Prolific
  75. Unremarkable
  76. Pointless
  77. Anticlimatic
  78. Fluff
  79. Meh
  80. Expensive
  81. Unneccessary
  82. Tweak
  83. Overrated
  84. Ipass
  85. Hype
  86. Meh
  87. Sleek
  88. Aggrandization
  89. Groupies
  90. Bittersweet
  91. Uninspired
  92. Unavailable
  93. Back-Ordered
  94. Astronomical!
  95. Gratuitous
  96. Overrated
  97. Ilong
  98. Really?
  99. Yawn
  100. Overrated

32% of the words are positive; 68% of the words were negative. Surprised?

Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful words and support.

Roll the credits:

1. @SandWongsta 2. DW 3. JZ 4. RK 5. MP 6. KW 7. @jeffkwlee 8. JT 9. ME 10. BP 11. CD 12. @betofaria 13. @clickflickca 14. @erin_gee 15. AC 16. AL 17. @RandHMagazine 18. JR 19. @Cbrooker 20. @mkshft 21. @laurenonizzle 22. @casiestewart 23. @doomzTO 24. JW 25. @CocktailDeeva 26. @ericbuchegger 27. @MichaelTao 28. @andreabaxter 29. @robsarj 30. @ambermac 31. @EricTTung 32. SS 33. @PEM_FR 34. @cammipham 35. @ecordner 36. @digitaldolphin 37. @DavidPylyp 38. @tsuenwong 39. @LH604ever 40. @sllychn 41. @kevinkcodes 42. DP 43. AZ 44. VM 45. DG 46. SP 47. CC 48. JB 49. TGS 50. DL 51. JC 52. RF 53. RS 54. PT 55. CY 56. BE 57. JT 58. JB 59. JY 60. AC 61. DV 62. BD 63. JJ 64. ML 65. CD 66. MR 67. VG 68. GT 69. GT 70. KT 71. BM 72. CPJ 73. CD 74. JB 75. SG 76. JF 77. @aaroncrunch 77. ET  78. AC 79. AC 80. @mbhahn 81. @TsarKasim 82. MS 83. KR 84. HL 85. @LiamLahey 86. @Sisarina 87. KS 88. @NatandMarie 89. @prsarahevans (Chief evangelist @ tracky.com and author of [RE}FRAME) 90. @stevedolson 91. @Spike_Mobile 92. TD 93. @gregdevitt 94. @VancityBuzz 95. @euniboobie 96. @edlee 97. @iSlutsky 98.@Geoffrey_Bird 99. @foodieyu 100. SM

PS. My one word? Non-supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


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  9. Cal says:

    Interesting study! Your post made me look at the actual features of the new phone…and yeah…it looks like apple’s losing it’s appeal. iSuck—funny!

  10. i’m overwhelmed by the response. thank you to those who have shared this post,commented on my tweets etc.

    plus, i have a few people who forwarded me words after i got up to 100.

    here are a few more!

    @jkozuch: ulitarian
    CW: overrated
    LH: apple
    AA: craziness


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