The iPhone has become a modern cultural figure. It has been one of the most famous smartphones and has become one of Apple’s symbolic products, aside from their laptops and computers. Many avid followers have even sold their smart phones just to get this coveted gadget. This grandiose connotation was also amplified when the late CEO Steve Jobs took Apple’s direction to the top. Being an icon has its perks. You get free exposure and praise but, having flaws as tragic as Oedipus Rex is also exposed. The iPhone series may have seen tragedy but it is always seen as a marvel and a technological leap. The latest of Apple’s leaps is the release of their flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5.