The long awaited device of the year a.k.a. iPhone 5 has just been announced by Apple. Last year, Apple brought a bit of sigh and disappointment when Apple announced iPhone 4S with minor update. Back then, tech pundits predicted that Apple really needs to step up its game to compete with ever growing competition from smartphone giant Smartphone and other android OEMs. The idea of releasing only 1 iPhone per year is really seems to backbiting them. The rumormongers were murmuring about the possibility of next generation iPhone with all new design and possibly with new iOS firmware with a plethora of features integrated into.
The tech industry was also biting their nails and pulling out their hairs in expectation of full-fledged Siri announcement, which was in a beta phase for almost a year. Now, Apple has silenced all the critics by unveiling the iPhone 5 for once and all. As prattler on various tech blogs said, the new iOS device, or also known as iPhone 5, comes with an all new powerful hardware under the shiny new exterior. Like perfectionist, Apple once again has lived upto the expectation of the users, and proved why people should look at the Apple as a technology innovator and leader. No, the latter part now seems to bit exaggerated since iPhone 5 is now dubbed as most hyped product of all time. There are no surprising element added to this and even hardware is seems to be bit outdated. Without further testing your patience, let us introduce you to the specs and features of iPhone 5.
iPhone 5 Specs
Size and Weight
• Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
• Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
• Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
• Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
• GSM/ CDMA model
• 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11 n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
• Bluetooth 4.0
• LTE support
• Retina display
• 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
• 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
• 8-megapixel iSight camera
• FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
• Face detection in video or still images
• LED flash
New ear bud to provide better hearing option and there are few more subtle changes as far as exterior look is concerned.
Interesting New Features of iPhone 5
The main question in normal user’s mind is, Is iPhone 5 interesting enough? or Is it good enough to compete with Samsung Galaxy line up smartphone? The answer to the latter question is, unfortunately, emphatic no. In no way, iPhone 5 impresses tech industry with its features. Let us go through some of the subtle features of iPhone 5 for feature striving users.
Display: With AMOLED and Super AMOLED technology Samsung completely revolutionized display, but how Apple is stack up against its fiercest competitor? As depicted by several leaks, iPhone 5 comes with a larger 4-inch diagonal display. The device has been elongated in vertical front while keeping horizontal width as it is. The 326ppi and 1136 x 640 pixels resolution disappoints us since Samsung Galaxy SIII is already offering better resolution. The display offers more color saturation since touchscreen area built right inside display (something users don’t give a sh*t about).
Processor: Samsung, LG and other android manufacturers have already adopted quad-core processor technology in their devices. Apple has introduced new powerful A6 processor which is noticeably faster- up to twice as fast compared to A5 chip. The same could also be said about graphics performance. All the hoopla ends just here.
Battery: Battery performance has been slightly scaled up compared to previous versions of iPhone. It offers 8 hours of talk time on 3G, 3G browsing and LTE, which is impressive considering the nature of LTE network. Video and music playback time is 10 hours and 40 hours respectively.
Connector: New lightning connector will sport 8-pin. The support for old generator adaptor will be provided with separate accessory or connector. It adds to aesthetics of the device, and nothing else. It believes to improve the transfer rate as well.
Body: The new body houses a small camera which has been reduced for good. Apart from the entire body is made up of aluminum and glass. The device will be offered in two different color variants—white and black, which doesn’t bring anything new to the table. The device is 18% thinner and lighter compared to previous versions. It weights only 112 gms which is lightest of all generation.
iPhone 5 will have iOS 6 pre-installed as a default operating system. The new OS touts to improve Siri and mapping experience on iOS device, ditching Google Maps for in-house map system. We will later explore the features of iOS 6.
This post is written by Ricky, who is also a professional blogger and Apple fanboy. In case, if you have already made up your mind, then make sure you check out some of the best chess games or other games for your new iPhone 5.