iPhone 5 is out! Here are the 5 major changes


The much anticipated iPhone 5 is finally here. Apple announced the release of the new iPhone the same way it has released new products since co-founder launched the first Mac; amidst secrecy, media frenzy and along with other Apple products and upgrades. Granted, iPhone 4S release was sort of an anti-climax except maybe for Siri. Apple has promised a faster, lighter, more efficient powerful gadget in iPhone 5. The major upgrades from the 4S version are:

 

It is larger

At 4 inches, the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen compared to its predecessors and has a resolution of 1,136 x 640. The extra length allows the phone to display an extra row of app icons on the homescreen. Apple said users will still navigate using one hand.

 

Faster

The iPhone 5 will be compatible with high-speed 4G LTE networks across the US, Asia and Europe.  The phone packs an A6 chip, making iPhone 5 two times faster than the 4S meaning faster loading of web pages and audio files.

 

Thinner and lighter

Made out of glass and aluminum, the 112-grams iPhone is 20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than the 4S.

 

Longer battery life

A long standing issue for iPhone lovers, Apple has finally listened. iPhone 5 has 8 hours of 3G talk time as well as 8 hours of browsing.

 

iOS 6

The phone comes with a new OS loaded with a nifty Apple Maps app, Siri updates, Passbook, Face time over 3G and shared photo streams.

iPhone 5 will start retailing on September 21 at $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB model.

 

Sources:

Cnet.com

Techcruch.com

Mashable.com

  • Sugzie

    not at all worth the hype….

  • bob

    they must have ran out of companies to copy ideas from(napster, sony etc), so Apple innovation (smirk) is at an end. Steve Jobs will be proud, his wishes to go thermonuclear on samsung have been an epic fail, roll on the new samsung Android and WP8 devices, goodbye apple, good riddance.

    • Kago

      Clearly you’ve never used an iPhone, just because they aren’t making leaps and bounds technology wise doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great phone.

      • Tim Kagiri

        The S3 and the HTC one X have quad cores, the latest iPhone is not even a duo core, Panorama has just landed in apple in 2012?? that tech has been there for years its almost standard on camera phones. Basically the iPhone is falling way way way behind the heavyweights..epic fail gain

      • Sam

        Thank you Kago.
        I have a 4S and HTC one X and I’ll tell you I’m stunned thinking about the improvements done. 8 hours on 3G and browsing? A6 chip to give twice as fast loading? Apple maps, Siri updates, picture still grabbing and panorama on camera? 720p secondary camera? esh…
        And then 8 months later and am still discovering new (however small/simple they may be) things on 4S? no wonder once you bite the apple you never go back.

        Not in bad taste but I’m more excited to pull out my 4S than HTC every time. Coz Android is too simple and after learning to use its features in 2 weeks, there’s nothing new to discover now.
        (shrugs)

  • Dominic

    a smartphone to buy

  • http://www.facebook.com/macmaina Pat MacMaina

    for me it just looks like a shiny tv remote. lol
    no memory card slot
    never can change the battery
    no change in camera resolution.
    no drastic changes to itunes
    no tear drop design
    no wider screen
    no nfc…an i still wonder whether u can transfer fills via bluetooth
    no innovation at all….no big leap like the s3…or most android phones
    can you tell me something new. something innovative. something different ..something away from the wow-factor!

  • jack

    its only for $199 in the US under a contract and an unlocked one will retail for around GBP530 for 16GB and will probably be more expensive in Kenya.

  • Rob

    Please put a picture of the real iPhone 5…that picture you have on there is a fake. And also note that the prices you have listed are for a contract, and not for an unlocked (non-contract) phone. Research better next time you write an article…you should have taken info from the source itself, the Apple website!

  • Badazz

    Its all about style and class, not striving to be above the rest but different from the rest. None of the android phones can compare to an iphone. Iphone5 any day any time.

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