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Smaller, taller, faster, lighter than ever
Pricing and Availability:
The 16GB is $199, the 32GB $299, and the 64GB $399. On September 21, it will go on sale in nine countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Anyone in that first batch of countries can pre-order starting this Friday, September 14. More countries will follow by the end of this month and by the end of the year, the iPhone 5 will land at 240 carriers in 100 countries.*
Available in Black and White shades
What are the specs?
Taller & thinner with a metal back:
It takes the record for the thinnest smart phone on the market (as of right this second, if course!) and is 20% lighter than the previous iphone.
Total resolution is the same as the 4s, however.
Cnet says that “Apple also promises that wide-screen movies will look better with 44 percent more color saturation than the iPhone 4S.
Touch sensors are now built into the display itself, which makes it 30 percent thinner as a result and less prone to glare.”
The metal back, as opposed to the glass back, makes it less prone to breaking.
LTE and carriers
Cnet says that it’s “not a shocker either, but the iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE networks. That’s in addition to the current support for GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, and HSPA data networks. LTE has a single chip for voice and data, a single radio chip, and a “dynamic antenna” that will switch connections between different networks automatically.”
A faster chip
Making graphics load faster, the chip is 2x faster than the previous one, and is 22% smaller.
More battery life
It allegedly has 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G browsing, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of music playback, and 225 hours of standby.
Same megapixel (8), but it has backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter, a five-element lens, and a f2.4 aperture. A dynamic light mode is new, and you should be able to launch photography apps up to 2.1 times faster.
Video resolution remains at 1080p HD, though image stabilization has been improved and face detection is possible for up to 10 people. The secondary front camera now can shoot 720p HD video with a backside illuminated sensor.
The iPhone 5 gets an additional microphone for a whopping total of three. There is one on the bottom, one on the handset’s front face, and one on its rear side.
iPhone 5 will debut with iOS 6 already on board. Highlights include the new Apple Maps app, Passbook, shared photo streams, Siri updates, and the aforementioned FaceTime over 3G.
*Info taken from Cnet.com Reviews