All the rage the last couple of weeks was the mention of the iPhone 5 and how it was going to look and how much it was going to be. I can safely say that no one will be disappointed with what was announced. So let me get down to the nitty gritty of the details of the iPhone and the new iPod's that were also launched today. I will only cover the iPhone 5 today.
The iPhone 5 is the most gorgeous phone that I have seen but I still love my iPhone 4, don't be jealous iPhone 4. It has a metal back, it is made of glass and aluminum. They state that the phone stands out it's own. They do have some competition with the Samsung Galaxy S III which I reviewed and it was a very nice looking phone as well. Today's it's all about the iPhone. It is 6.7 mm thin, 18% thinner it is the thinnest phone on the market. It is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. 4 inch display, the phone was made taller so it could it fit comfortably in your hand. The display looks better integrated with the touch capability.
It will now be 4G LTE capable. Sprint, Verizon and AT&T will support the LTE.
The iPhone 5 supports 5 GHZ 802.11n, allowing you to download up to 150 MBps. The have included a new A6 which is faster than the A5, it is smaller than more energy efficient. Battery life it exceeds the iPhone 4S. 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music, 8 hours of 3G talk time and 225 hours of standby. The camera has a 8 mega pixel camera, 40% more faster photo capturing. Taking video at 1080p quality, the front camera is now 720p with facial recognition.
It has 3 microphones one in the front, one in the bottom and one in the backside. The connector is going to be changing. So if you have any devices for your iPhone and you want to get the iPhone 5 you are going to have to change devices or get an adapter. The new connector is now referred as lighting. The major providers are working on accessories for the new phone, Apple is creating accessories to hook up to old equipment.
Now the price is same as the iPhone 4S $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32 GB, $399 for the 64GB with a 2 year contract. iPhone 4S now drops to $99 and the iPhone 4 is now free. Preorders for the device start this Friday with shipping the next week.
It will launch on the 21st of this month in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Then on the 28th 22 other countries.
iOS 6 the new OS that will be featured on the iPhone can then be downloaded on Wednesday the 19th for the iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, The new iPad, iPad 2 and the 4th gen iPod touch.
I think this phone could be another best seller for Apple.