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Meet the Luxury Leaders | October 19-20 | Beverly Hills

It's thinner, lighter and larger than any version yet, but first reactions to Apple's iPhone 5 -- the latest iteration of the company's signature iPhone smartphone -- have been mixed. Matt Case, a broker with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors in Benzonia, Mich., says the new iPhone's longer battery life, which Apple says allows for up to eight hours of Web browsing, and its svelte design -- 20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, the iPhone 4S -- will likely spur him to give up his Thunderbolt, an Android phone from HTC. Though he doesn't work in the field much anymore, Case anticipates the upgraded 8-megapixel camera, which can shoot sharper photos and video, will be very appealing to agents. Stephanie Saum, a San Diego-area marketing consultant who has worked wit...