Thursday, September 13, 2012

Apple Unveils The iPhone 5



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
  • 7.6mm thin
  • 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
  • A6 chipset
  • 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
  • 3D buildings
  • 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.


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