Apple Finally Introduces The iPhone 5

Posted by Christine Morrow on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 04:03 PM

The iPhone 5 has officially been announced.  And will be available to us next week!

Okay, after watching a live blog from The Verge, I have the entire scoop on this new hot commodity.

For starters, I’ll give you the information that I was most interested in hearing:

Pre-orders start September 14th – ships September 21st – ships to more countries on September 28th – iOS 6 will be available on September 19th

Pricing will be - $199 - 16 GB, $299 - 32 GB, $399 – 64 GB (Yes, 64 is now available - hot dog). And that is based on a new contract, of course.

Shall we proceed to the greatly anticipated features of this sleek and sexy iPhone 5? As you wish…

Every aspect of the iPhone 5 has been updated and is entirely made of glass and aluminum.  It will now be 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the 4S.  This will make it the world’s thinnest phone. The point was to make a bigger phone, but smaller and lighter.  “Anyone can make a bigger phone” – touché!

 

You must see it with your own eyes!

Retina display is 326 PPI with a 1136 x 640 screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ration.  Due to the screen lengthening, there will now been a 5th row of icons added.

New additional features also include, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE (oh yes!).

New Wi-Fi – 2.4ghz and 5 ghz on 809.11n

The camera – iSight – is going to be phenomenal:

  • 8 megapixel sensor
  • 3264 x 2448
  • 720p
  • Backside illumination
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Five-elements lens
  • F/2.4 aperture
  • Dynamic low light mode
  • Precision lens alignment
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Face detection
  • FaceTime HD Camera – and yes, you can FaceTime over cellular
  • And, you will now be able to use panorama view – it looks amazing!

The video was improved to 1080p, improved stability, and you can take photos while shooting video.

And, there is still more to share with you folks...

There will now be 3 microphones (front, back, and bottom).  Packed with 5 magnet transducer, wideband audio, including improved speaker design and it will be 20% smaller.

The adapter, which they are calling “Lightning”, will now be all digital and an 8 signal design (rather than 30).  Not to mention, adaptive interface, improved durability, reversible, and 80% smaller. And, for those who are still using the 30-pin connector, they are working on accessories for ya!

Battery life will be even better than the iPhone 4S:

  • 3G talk time – 8 hours
  • 3G browsing – 8 hours
  • LTE browsing – 9 hours
  • Wi-Fi browsing – 10 hours
  • Video – 10 hours
  • Music – 40 hours
  • Standby – 225 hours

Apple A6 chip will have a 2x faster CPU and graphics.  Even though it will be 22% smaller, the performance will be much better! Other additions to the chip are next generation ISP, spatial noise reduction, smart filter, better low-light performance, and 40% faster on photo capturing.  

If you haven't heard about the latest iOS 6 updates - refer back to our previous blog.

And there will be a "mini player" that allows you to manage your playlists and upcoming songs.  Along with a drop-down window where you can see upcoming songs. 

Make sure to get your pre-ordered iPhone! Visit Apple for additional information.  Enjoy!

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