Apple has announced it’s latest flagship smartphone their sixth generation iPhone, the iPhone 5. As it was expected, the iPhone 5 has a new design update, along with other specifications that puts it almost at the same level as other high end smartphones like HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy SIII , Nokia Lumia 920. Check out the full details by clicking below.
The first thing people will notice is the design. The iPhone 5 looks exactly as the leaked images: an unibody aluminum body with a glass screen. The Basic Shape is quite similar to the iPhone 4/4S. The Biggest noticeable difference are its aluminium + glass back and its increased display.
iPhone 5 comes with a widescreen 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 with a pixel density 326PPI.
Apple claims that the new 16:9 4-inch panoramic screen has 44% more color saturation than the previous generation iPhone, and features integrated touch technology. The display has its touchscreen sensor built-in. So, this makes the iPhone 5’s display the most accurate and the most advanced display we’ve ever seen to date.
The iPhone 5 weighs in at just 112 grams, is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S and they are claiming that it’s the thinnest smartphone to date, which isn’t true. Actually the title for the world’s thinnest smartphone goes to Fujitsu Arrows F-07D with thickness of 6.6 mm compared to 7.6 mm of iPhone 5.
Instead of glass and glass only on the back like with the iPhone 4 / 4S, the iPhone 5’s back plate is two-toned: there is glass at the very top and bottom, but other than that it is all metal.
The Home button sits at the center, underneath the screen. The volume buttons are on the left hand-side, along with the mute/un-mute switch.
The iPhone 5 has three microphones, one at the back, one at the front, and one at the bottom, which provides better sound quality, and improved noise cancellation.
The iPhone 5 is powered by a an A6 processor which is two timesfaster than the A5, so you can rest assured that everything loads quicker, apps load faster and games look stunning. In real life, Apple claims it loads web pages 2.1 times as fast.
As it was expected, iPhone 5 uses LTE connectivity, so it will be much faster that the current iPhone 4S. Having 4G LTE means users will see marked improvements in streaming heavier content like HD videos and high quality audio streams. LTE on the iPhone 5 supports speeds up to 100Mbps.
The iPhone 5 features 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and 802.11N on 2.4GHz and 5Ghz frequencies.
Optics received an improvement, too. The camera on the iPhone 5 gets dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment, sapphire crystal, so your images come out in far greater quality while maintaining the same image resolution – 8 megapixels. The front-facing camera’s resolution has been increased to 720p HD from VGA on previous phones.
The iPhone 5 also comes with a Panorama mode, so you can capture wide landscapes with ease, and apple claims saves the image at a whooping 28-megapixels resolution.
Here’s some images taken with the new iPhone, which Apple claims it’s completely unretouched:
The battery has been improved as well, and gives up to 8 hours of battery life on LTE. Apple has managed to match, and improve upon the iPhone 4S’ battery to take things up a notch while on the go.
The iPhone 5 also features the new smaller dock connector. The new dock connector has been named Lightning.
The major features of the new Lightning dock connector are: it is 80% smaller than the previous 30-pin connector, it has an adaptive interface, more durable, and can be plugged in to the device in any orientation.
Apple themselves are offering a dock connector converter for the iPhone – named the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter – which will allow you to use your older accessories with the newer hardware.
All older accessories are compatible with the iPhone 5, excluding cases and sleeves.
Also included in the box will be the all-new earphones called EarPods.
Price and Availability
Pricing is the usual we’ve come to expect over the last three years. The 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models cost $199, $299, and $399 respectively with a two-year contract from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint.
The iPhone 5 will be available in two colors – black and white.
In the United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore you will be able to pre-order it this Friday and get it the next, September 21 The other countries will have it on September 28.