The iPhone emerges into the light. This year is no exception. The iPhone 5 has arrived and we’ve decided to put together a quick, easy to read list of all the new features, design aspects, and other details.
iPhone 5 Design
Made entirely of aluminum and glass
Weighs 112 grams
4″ 1136×360 resolution retina display. – Width is the same, just taller so different aspect ratio. Looks like they essentially added a row of app icons beneath the existing four.
LTE and HSPA+ Support
Better Battery Life – 8 hours talk or LTE browsing and 10 hours on Wifi instead
8MP Camera (same as iPhone 4S resolution)
1080P video (same as iPhone 4S resolution)
720P front facing camera resolution
Three microphones for better noise cancellation
3G Facetime Enabled
“Lightning” Connector, claiming better data transmission etc. but really we all know its so they can charge third parties a new licensing fee to make chargers and accessories…
Will come in White front or Black front, back will always be the metallic color.
iOS 6 Features
First part apps optimized for larger display on iPhone 5
Third party apps will run letter boxed until their developers update them (so a black bar on either side).
Panorama picture taking
New maps application with a built in search engine
Yelp integrated into the maps
Turn by turn integrated into the maps
Passbook for keeping track of rewards cards, booking tickets.
Siri knows movies, sports scores, and restaurants. She can post your updates to Facebook and Twitter.
Pricing and Availability
Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon here in the US.
All carriers in the US will support LTE.
$199 for 16GB. $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB.
Pre-orders start on Friday the 14th of September, shipping begins the 21st of September.