Apple today launched the iPhone 5, the sixth generation of its smartphone, running iOS 6 include the new Apple Maps app, Passbook, shared photo streams, Siri updates, and the aforementioned FaceTime over 3G.
The iPhone 5 will offer an A6 chip, which is two times faster than the current A5 chip.
The iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE networks. That’s in addition to the current support for GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, and HSPA data networks.
The new iPhone is 18 percent thinner (0.30 inch vs. 0.37 inch thick) than the iPhone 4S. It is also 20 percent lighter for a total of 3.95 ounces.
The Retina Display expands from 3.5 inches (its size since the original iPhone) to 4 inches. The total resolution remains the same, though, at 326 pixels per inch. The total pixel count is 1,136×640, and it has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The main camera stays at 8 megapixels with a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels with a backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter, a five-element lens, and an f2.4 aperture. Video resolution remains at 1080p HD, though image stabilization has been improved and face detection in clips for up to 10 people. And in a nice move, you can take photos while you’re shooting video.
The iPhone 5 takes a new kind of SIM card, the nano-SIM. This one is smaller than the micro-SIM used by the iPhone 4, 4S and iPad.
For battery Apple is promising you to get 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G browsing, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of music playback, and 225 hours of standby time.
The iPhone 5 will be available in three capacity models, all of which will come in black and white versions. The 16GB is $199, the 32GB $299, and the 64GB $399. On September 21, it will go on sale in nine countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Apple iPhone 5 Detailed Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GSM A1428
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – GSM A1428
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – CDMA A1429
|4G bands||LTE band 4(1700/2100), 17(700) – GSM A1428
LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 – GSM A1429
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.3 GHz, 32 nm|
|Graphics processor||PowerVR SGX 543MP3|
|Storage||16/32/64GB Non Expandable|
|Operating System||iOS 6|
|Dimensions||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm|
|Main Camera||8 MP, f/2.4, 33mm, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging|
|Video||1080p HD, 30 fps|
|Front Camera||1.2 MP, f/2.4, 35mm, 720p/30fps|
|Display Resolution||640 x 1136 pixels|
|Pixel Density||326 ppi|
|Features||Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating|
|Type||Li – Polymer, non-removable|
|Stand-by time||9.4 days (225 h)|
|Talk time||8 h|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band|
|Positioning||A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning|
|Other||Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass|
|Sound||3.5mm jack, Loudspeaker|