After countless leaks, and a whole lot of speculations, Apple — at the media event in San Francisco — took the wraps off its much-anticipated iPhone5 smartphone. Featuring both glass and aluminum combined body; the new Apple iPhone5 also boasts 18% thinness and 20% lightness than the company’s 4S.
As reported, this is company’s first smartphone with 4G LTE capability. The handset also includes “ultrafast” wireless, which incorporates the 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, giving the iPhone 5 more bandwidth overall.
With flaunting Retina Display at 1136 x 640 pixels resolution, the iPhone5 now lets users have 5 rows on the “pages” along with the permanent single row along the bottom. Featuring the company’s latest — company’s most advanced and fastest — Apple A6 processor, making the new iPhone 2x faster in terms of processing power and graphics compared to iPhone4S’s chip.
The Apple’s latest flagship also packs a huge battery, for that the company claims up to 8 hours over LTE, 10 hrs over Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hrs over video, and 40 hours over Music listening. What’s new in the latest iDevice?
An improved video stability and face detection equipped rear snapper with capability of panorama mode and full-HD 1080p video recording. The camera also lets users take photos while recording video. A front-shooter with 720p capability dominates the front of the device along with three new microphones — one on the front, back and bottom — boasting improvements to voice calls, too.
Apple has also showed off its love to old iPhone’s owners. That said; the company also released an adapter so that it will work with older accessories. The new iPhone5 also lets you view widescreen videos without any letterboxing, and apps like iWork, iMovie, and Garage Band.
Following is the quick run-down of key features and specifications of what the new iPhone5 has to offer. Head down over:
- 4 inch (1136 x 640p) Retina Display at 326ppi, and 16:9 aspect ratio
- Apple iOS 6 operating system
- Apple A6 processor
- 8MP backside illuminated snapper with auto-focus, LED flash, f/2/4 aperture and a 5 element lens
- Front FaceTime HD shooter
- 80% smaller [than 4S’s] 8-pin Lightning dock connector
- Dual-channel 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, LTE, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA
- 7.6 mm thin, weighs 112 grams
Price and Availability:
The new Apple iPhone5 will be shipping starting Friday, September 21st, while the preorder availability begins on September 14th. To be available in black and white colors version, the handset will cost you back $199 for a 16GB model, $299 for a 32GB model, and $399 for a 64GB with a two-year contract.
It will go on sale in U.S., Canada, Japan, the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. While the rest of the countries will be getting the device on September 28.
In the US online carriers, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will bring the device supporting true 4G LTE connectivity, while Canada’s Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Fido Virgin, and Koodo will also get the hook-up.
Talking about UK, the newly announced networks, namely EE and Deutsch Telekom, will take the device on their network running 4G LTE exclusive. Meanwhile in Australia, Telstra, Optus, and Virgin Mobile will be offering the device as well.
As of Asia, KDDI, Softbank, KT, SK Telecom, SingTel and SmartTone carriers are in the line of gaining 4G with offering the Apple’s latest flagship.
Other carriers, including TellaSonera, Elisa, Tele2, Telenor, Deutsche, Telekom, Sunrise, Vodafone, O2,Swisscom, SFR, tmn, Bouygues,Telefonica are also expected to bring the device on their network.
Apple claims that the new device will be available in 100 countries on 240 wireless carriers by the end of the year.
Update: Apple has also dropped some information of iPhone 4S ((16GB) and iPhone 4 (8GB), which will be available for $99 and free on-contract, respectively. Meanwhile, the iPhone 3GS appears to be discontinued.
Official Video Source – Apple iPhone5 Video