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Apple iPhone 5 – Everything You Need To Know!

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iphone 5Finally the iPhone 5 has been announced to public. It’s much of the same as seen in the number of leaks that we have been seeing before. The design is much of a new look with that metal back.

Design

iphone 5 designThe general shape of the new iPhone 5 is the same as the previous iPhone 4/4S, except the metal band at the back. The biggest difference that we see is the increased display size and aluminum + glass back. iPhone 5 features a widescreen 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 with a pixel density of 326PPI.

Also the headphone jack has been moved to the bottom of the phone alongside the redesigned connector.

Display

iphone 5 retina displayA 4-inch Retina Display screen with 44% more color saturation than any previous iPhone.

Hardware

iphone 5 frontiPhone 5 weighs just 112 grams, and is 22% lighter than the iPhone 4S and is the thinnest smartphone to date with a depth of 7.6mm.

Unlike the previous models, iPhone 5 glass is two toned, with glass at the very top and bottom on the back side, but other than that there’s all metal in between the glass.

Apple continues with the same old “Home Button” at the bottom center beneath the screen. Same volume buttons on the left-hand side, along with the  mute/unmute switch.iphone 5 back

Internals

iphone 5 a6 chipiPhone 5 comes loaded with the A6 processor which is two times faster than the previous A5. The device speakers have shrunk down to 20%.

Wireless

iphone 5 wirelessAnother amazing feature in the iPhone 5 is its support for the 4G LTE. 4G on the new iPhone supports upto 100Mbps. With 4G on the new iPhone, I’m sure the HD videos/audios will go on stream much faster than the 3G.

Wifi now has two bands: 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz, so I guess the Wifi will work much finer than the previous models, rest assured the signals stay there.

Camera

iphone 5 isight cameraThe new iPhone 5 comes loaded with a 28 megapixel iSight camera which can now shoot in panorama mode, enabling you to easily take picture of wide landscapes.

The front facing camera is also improved; now it can shoot at 720p. you can check out some of the photos taken from the iPhone 5’s camera here

Battery

iphone 5 batteryThe battery has also been improved, and it can give upto 8 hours of battery life on 4G LTE.

Lightning Port

iphone 5 lightning The iPhone 5 also has a new smaller dock connector, named Lightning by Apple.

The new Lightning dock connector features: 80% smaller than the previous 30-pin connector, an adaptive interface, more durable, and can be plugged in to the device in any orientation.iphone 5 lightning

Accessories

iphone 5 earpodsWith the introduction of new Lightning dock connector, all previous accessories don’t seem to work, but wait, Apple have solution for this – which is dock connector converter named Lightning to 30-pin Adapter – which will allow you to use your older accessories as well.

It is important to note that all older accessories are compatible with the iPhone 5, excluding cases and sleeves.

Also a new addition to the box is an all-new earphones called EarPods.

Nano-SIM

iphone 5 nano simThe iPhone 5 uses a new type of SIM card known as the Nano-SIM. So those users who have the skills to cut their normal SIM to a Micro-SIM will be disappointed to know that the Nano-SIM card is completely different for the Micro-SIM, and thus it cannot be made at home. So you’ll have to get a new SIM card from your carrier, which is compatible with the iPhone 5.

Price

iphone 5 pricePricing is the same as for previous models. The 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models cost $199, $299, and $399 respectively with a two-year contract from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. The iPhone 5 will be available both Black and White colors.

Availability

The new iPhone 5’s pre-orders are scheduled to start on September 14th and will ship on September 21st. From September 14th the iPhone lovers in the following countries will be able to pre-order their brand new phone, these countries include: United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore. It will be launched in more countries on September 28th. And by December, it will be available in more than 100 countries around the globe.

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