Just yesterday Apple has announced the new generation of the company’s most popular flagship: iPhone 5. What are new within this most-waited smartphone and why many people adore this handset? We’ll discuss about its key features along with tech specifications ahead. But first, you may take a look at some pictures about how Apple iPhone 5 looks like and pay attention on its sleek design which seriously will make you more adore it after all.
Thinnest, Lightest iPhone Ever Features All-New Aluminum Design, Stunning 4-Inch Retina Display, A6 Chip & Ultrafast Wireless
Networking: This new flagship is designed to support wide range cellular networks on GSM, CDMA, LTE technology. The iPhone 5 supports almost every cellular and Wi-Fi band known to man with GSM/GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/EV-DO/HSPA/LTE. It is made in three models which are:
- GSM model A1428:
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
- CDMA model A1429:
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
- GSM model A1429:
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
Additionally, it will never ditch support to 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz) plus users will see serious improvement connecting over Bluetooth as it is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology.
The Processor: Under the hood, it has a powerful processor which is twice as faster and powerful than its predecessor iPhone 4s. That’s obvious because a A6 processor (A15 architecture) is planted along side with 1GB of RAM and high performance graphic processing units (GPU) to render special graphical effects and to display iOS6 awesomeness. For your information, The Apple A6 is a smaller processor for the iPhone 5 but it doubles the performance.
The Operating System: iPhone 5 runs Apple iOS 6 (will be available on Wednesday, September 19 as a free software update).
Design and Display: This stunning smartphone has a bigger screen display plus a better display quality. The new 4-inch display on the iPhone 5 has 44% better color saturation compared to its old Retina display. Talking about its form factors and design, it is slightly taller with its screen measuring 4 inches diagonally, comes with a resolution of 1136×640 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio and 326 PPI (Retina Display) and it has integrated touch features. The phone is 18% thinner than its predecessor and 20% lighter as well.
Camera Stuff: The iPhone 5 still resembles the 8MP (megapixels) rear camera just like the iPhone 4s but the one in iPhone 5 is just better. Thanks to several high-tech new features like “still shot” while recording HD video, 40% faster photo capturing speed, ability to take better low-light photos, and now the native camera app has a built-in panorama mode. The new panorama feature lets you capture jaw-dropping panorama images of up to 28 megapixels by simply moving the camera across a scene in one smooth motion. This new improved camera has a nickname “iSight” camera (incredibly 25% smaller size than iPhone 4s) with ability to capture full 1080p HD videos at up to 30 frames per second (fps) with crystal clear audio quality thanks to new noise cancellation technology with three microphones.
Yet, its front-facing camera has now also been improved. Users can now use front camera to make HD FaceTime calls or shot 1.2MP photos and 720p HD videos.
Better Battery Life: Now we know that iPhone 5 comes accorded with bigger screen display, supports LTE networks, and capable to captute full HD 1080p videos. The remaining question is, while such cool features usually drain battery life for sure, what Apple put in this iPhone 5 anyway? The phone has built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery which Apple says the new iPhone 5 battery will last even longer than the one used in the iPhone 4S. According to its press release, this new battery can provide up to 8 hours talk time with 3G is ON, up to 225 hours standby time, up to 10 hours video playback, and up to 40 hours audio playback.
Want to browse internet with it? Don’t worry as this battery is also capable providing up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Sounds cool huh?
iPhone 5 Price and Availability: There are two color variants of iPhone 5 are available: White & silver or Black & slate. iPhone 5 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21. Users can start preorder iPhone 5 on Friday, September 14.
Suggested retail prices of iPhone 5 are:
- $199 (US) for the 16GB model
- $299 (US) for the 32GB model
- $399 (US) for the 64GB model
**prices are subsidized and require at least a two-year carrier contract
More countries to come: iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The device will hit 100 countries by December and will be carried by 240 mobile operators.
What About iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3Gs: iPhone 4S price is dropped for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 will be available for free with a two-year contract. Unfortunately iPhone 3Gs will no longer produced and no longer developed (simply ditched).