Finally Apple launched iPhone 5. It is taller, leaner, lighter, shinier and packs in much more punch than ever. Apple gave it a completely new avatar made of glass and aluminium. Here are pictures and features of iPhone 5….
The iPhone 5 is Apple’s first smartphone capable of 4G, the super-fast mobile broadband technology that is due to begin in Britain within weeks. Earlier this week, mobile network EE announced plans to launch a 4G service imminently and the iPhone 5 is likely to be one of the handsets available to new customers. Picture credit: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
Instead of a glass back, the iPhone 5 back and sides are made from a single piece of aluminium. Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
The new Apple iPhone 5 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the 4S but runs twice as fast, with graphics that are twice as fast, thanks to a new processor. Apple has also upgraded the camera in the iPhone to include new features such as a low-light mode and a panorama feature. Picture credit: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/GettyImages
The smaller ‘Lightning’ connector means the iPhone 5 won’t connect to any existing docks or accessories you may have. For those, Apple will sell you an adaptor at £25. Picture: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
One change that will annoy many long-time customers is the removal of the dock connector that Apple has used in its devices since the 2003 iPod. The new connector is 80% smaller but will not work with existing accessories. Picture: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
With the iPhone, Apple is shipping its new EarPods, designed after digitally scanning hundreds of ears. Picture: Jeff Chiu/AP
Apple also demonstrated iOS 6, its latest mobile operating system. Upgrades to the software include voice navigation for driving, a feature already available on many Android smartphones, as well as Passbook for storing electronic boarding passes, sports tickets and gift cards. Picture: EPA/CHRISTOPHER DERNBACH
The iPhone 5 sports a 4-inch widescreen “retina” display, but the phone, held in portrait mode, is the same width. Picture: EPA/CHRISTOPHER DERNBACH
The iPhone 5 ships on September 21 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Britain. Apple predicts it will sell eight million iPhones in the fourth quarter of this year. Picture: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
The iPod touch gets the same increased screen size as the iPhone 5 and, for the first time, comes in a range of colours. The colours make sense in that context and the new iPod touch does look very nice. It has a better camera too and a new processor, which means it can run more powerful apps. Games, in particular, should benefit enormously from the upgrade. Picture: EPA/APPLE
The iPod nano has been redesigned yet again. Now the nano is rectangular again, with a larger touchscreen and seven different colours. Bluetooth is built-in for the first time, as is full support for Nike+, which will be a bonus for those who like to track their fitness progress. Picture: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach
iPhone 5 Specs Summary:
- Display: 4-inch (diagonal) with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels.
- Operating system: Apple’s iOS 6
- Memory capacity: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes, depending on price.
- Video recording: high-definition (1080p – comparable to the resolution of a 40-inch flat panel TV) up to 30 frames per second with audio
- Price: Starting at $199, for 16 gigabytes of memory.
- Size: height: 4.87 inches; width: 2.31 inches; depth: 0.30 inch (124 x 59 x 7.6 mm); Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
- Cameras: 8-megapixel camera on back, 1.2-megapixel on front.
- Battery life: talk time is up to 8 hours on 3G. Internet works for up to 8 hours on LTE and up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi. Up to 10 hours of video playback. Battery can be replaced by service personnel only.
- US wireless carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel and others.
- Network compatibility: 3G networks worldwide, plus 4G LTE networks in the US, Canada, Japan, Germany, UK, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.