Apple iPhone 5 goes official
Phone 5 proved that all the previous leaks and rumors of images and specifications were on the spot. iPhone 5 comes with 4″ screen, with a front and back made entirely from glass and aluminium. It uses a new display which is 30 per cent thinner that previous handsets.
Specifications / Features:
123.8 mm (4.87 inches)
58.6 mm (2.31 inches)
7.6 mm (0.30 inches)
112 grams (3.95 ounces)
• Pixel density:
326 per inch
3G and superfast mobile 4G phone; music player; video player; internet browser; email.
Smaller, higher spec, faster shutter speed, panorama function
Upgraded to allow spoken recommendations for films or restaurants. Possible to update Facebook status by voice command
• Built in Apps:
FaceTime video calls; video editing; Safari internet browser; email; Google maps replaced with Apple alternative including spoken directions; no YouTube as standard.
A6 chip said to be twice as quick as A5.
• Internal Memory:
16GB; 32GB; or 64GB
• Other Memory:
Purchases stored in Apple’s iCloud servers
Standby up to 225 hours; Internet use up to 8 hours on 3G/4G; video playback up to 10 hours; audio playback up to 40 hours.
• Operating System:
Apple iOS 6
• 8 pin ‘lightning’ connector:
To power sources and docking stations on speakers, radios and other devices. New adaptor will allow connections to existing 30 pin docking stations.
16GB – $199;
32GB – $299;
64GB – $399
The iPhone is no longer leaps and bounds better than the competitors and the apparent choice for users. Instead, rivals have caught up. The iPhone 5’s main features and specifications — a larger display, access to 4G LTE, and an improved camera — can already be found on Android smartphones. Apple doesn’t seem different. For the first time, Apple can no longer stand out from its smartphone competition as an obvious boss; it’s right there in the middle of the battle!