The wait is over, the iPhone 5 has now been announced. Despite rumors that it would simply be called the “new iPhone”, it seems that Apple is keeping the numbered convention and is labeling this the iPhone 5.
What do we get with the new iPhone 5? About everything we previously believed it would have. This means a new A6 processor, a thinner design, LTE, a longer screen and the brand new dock connector.
Here’s the skinny on the specs and features found in the new iPhone 5:
- New A6 Processor: 2x faster CPU and 2x graphics from A5
- 16:9 aspect ratio and 1136×640 resolution
- 44 percent more color saturation
- HSPA+, DC-HSDPA
- Wi-Fi (2.4ghz and 5ghz on 802.11n)
- 18 percent thinner than 4S
- 112 grams and 7.6mm
- 20 percent lighter
- Camera: 8MP sensor, 5-element lens and f/2.4 aperture- introduces dynamic light mode
- 44% better color saturation, full sRGB rendering
- Battery Life: 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk, 10 hours wifi browsing
- Front camera is backside illuminated and does 720p
- FaceTime now allowed over cellular networks
- Three microphones in the iPhone 5, allows better voice recognition and noise reduction.
- New dock connector called “Lightning”, reversible and 80% smaller
- The new iPhone 5 will be powered by iOS 6
Not a bad piece of hardware, and this is coming from an Android smartphone user. Is it the fastest smartphone on the market? Perhaps not, but its a major improvement from the iPhone 4S.
iPhone 5 – Pricing and Release
Apple is bringing a global release approach to the iPhone 5. The device will launch on September 21st in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
How much will the new iPhone 5 set you back? The pricing is pretty much the same as with the iPhone 4S before it. For $199 you’ll get a 16GB model, 32GB model for $299, and $399 lands you the 64GB. With the iPhone 5 you get almost nearly every feature that Apple users have been ‘missing’, though it would have been nice to maybe have NFC added to the list of features.
What do you think of the iPhone 5?
Via: LA Times