One downside of Apple changing the size of the display on the new iPhone is that all your iPhone wallpapers no longer fit properly without being stretched. Whilst Apple has included some new default wallpapers and made them all in the new iPhone 5 resolution, sometimes you just want a bit more choice. Thankfully quite a few people have already done the work to recreate their wallpapers for the new 1136 x 640 resolution of the iPhone 5. Below you’ll find some of the best iPhone 5 wallpapers.
When it comes to upgrading your phone, there’s one very big question that most people have: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III? Answering it is not easy.
Let’s get one thing out of the way first, the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III are both excellent smartphones. Both are top of their class, both very impressive in the experience they deliver, and of that there is no doubt.
Screen Size: First, let’s talk about screen size. The iPhone 5 has grown, it’s up to 4 inches; the first size upgrade since the phone debuted. This means a taller, larger screen that iPhone fans have been waiting for.
If you want real size, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the numbers, 4.8 inches to be exact. This is more real estate for your viewing pleasure.
Screen Display: With the iPhone 5, you get their well-known Retina display on the 4-inch touchscreen. There is a 1136×640 resolution, or 326 ppi (pixels per inch). There is a fingerprint-resistant coating on the front.
In the Galaxy S3, you get a slightly better resolution of 1280×720, but due to the larger 4.8-inch size the ppi is slightly less. The HD Super AMOLED screen on the GS3 is very bright and attractive.
Processor: The iPhone 5, no exaggeration, is lightning quick. Apple did a bang-up job with its dual-core Apple A6 processor, and you won’t be waiting long to do anything. But Galaxy S3 is definitely up to pace, in fact it’s even faster. Its 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor is nothing to sneeze at (the European version is even better with a quad-core processor). Multitasking will not slow it down in the least, even if it involves intensive apps such as Pandora Radio or Netflix. In the area of RAM, the iPhone 5 features 1 GB, but the GS3 features a whopping 2GB of RAM.
Storage: You can get the iPhone with various storage levels – 16, 32 or 64 GB, but no upgradability in the iPhones. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in 16GB or 32 GB options, plus it has a microSD slot, which allows for up to 64GB, so the potential for more storage space is there on the GS3.
Battery: 4G phones are notorious for sucking up battery, but with proper management of your features like WiFi and Bluetooth, you can make them last longer. Samsung’s GS3 slightly outlasted Apple’s iPhone in my testing, and both were among the better 4G phones I’ve seen so far. They got me through the day and then some, unless I was just going crazy with my app use.
Cameras: More and more these days, people skip the standalone digital camera and rely on their smartphones. As a result, there are high expectations in this regard. Both the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 have fantastic cameras, and fantastic video quality too. Both devices have an 8-megapixel camera in the rear, as well as crystal-clear 1080p HD video that looks amazing and life-like on replay. They do well in low light, for the most part, compared to previous versions of these phones. In the area of front camera, which is used primarily for video chat, the GS3 does a little better with its 1.9-megapixel camera. The iPhone 5 front camera comes in at 1.2 megapixels. Both phones’ front camera feature 720p HD video quality.
Operating Systems: This is really the big difference between these two phones.
Apple’s iPhone 5 runs the latest version of Apple’s operating system – iOS 6. This features integration with Apple’s ecosystem – iTunes, iBooks, etc. When you use an iPhone, you’re in Apple’s world. Some people like that, others don’t. With the Galaxy S3, you get Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich), and an update promised soon to Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean), and you’re in Google’s world here – Google Maps, Google Voice, Gmail, etc.
APPS: Apple, of course, was out with its iPhone before Android phones ever hit the market, so they got a big jump on the competition in terms of having better app selection. And it’s true that pretty much whatever you need to do with an app, Apple’s got you covered on the iPhone. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the Android competition loses this battle. It may have gotten a later start, but in the past several years Google’s Android Market has grown by leaps and bounds, and I would say at this point it’s caught up to Apple’s App Store in terms of offering whatever you might need in the app department.
4G Networks: The big news about the iPhone 5 is that it’s (finally) capable of accessing the 4G networks of its carriers. The iPhone is offered on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, who all have their own 4G LTE networks. Verizon and AT&T’s networks are the most expansive right now, and Sprint’s is newer so its reach is limited.
The Galaxy S3 is available on all four major wireless networks – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. It’s basically the same phone on all four networks, other than some carrier-specific software that’s included on each version of the phone, plus the fact that it will access a different 4G network, depending which version you buy.
Apple launched its new iPhone 5 last month, so it’s time to start thinking about cases. Many iPhone 5 cases are already available on the internet, some of them are shown below and do not hesitate to let us know in the comments which iPhone 5 case you like the most.
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.
The iPhone 5 is going to be release tomorrow. Apple is hosting a special event in San Francisco to unveil the newest version of its smartphone. Despite what’s been discussed, there will surely be thousands of posts written by people disappointed by the iPhone 5. Whatever Apple reveals on Wednesday, you can be sure that it won’t live up to the expectations set by the hopeful public.
It’s likely to sport a bigger 4-inch screen compared to the current 3.5 inch one. It’s should also be thinner than the iPhone 4S. It will have a new 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the proprietary 30-pin port “to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom.”
A Quad-core processor, the A-6, Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities and 4G are some other rumored features.
According to the report, which had detailed pictures of Apple’s proposed invention, the application, entitled “Back Panel for a Portable Electronic Device with Different Camera Lens Options,” includes illustrations of an iPhone-like device with the camera located in the same top-left-corner location.
Is Apple finally going to ditch the prized ‘iPhone’ design aka the rectangle with rounded corners. Unlikely since they fought Samsung for stealing this patented design. But hey, isn’t Apple all about innovation as they claim? Will the next iPhone be radically different in terms of design? Let’s hope the iPhone5 is revolutionary and not just evolutionary.
The current iPhone 4S has an eight mega-pixel camera. So is Apple going to give the iPhone 5 a 12 mega-pixel camera? We could see the iPhone 5 come with a higher camera. But will the picture quality change radically?
Most smartphones come with pretty bad battery life. The current iPhone has an 8 hour talk-time on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM). With Internet use, the battery lasts only 6 hours on 3G and up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi. We would love the new iPhone to have a battery life of say 12 hours on 4G?
Apple is set this week to have one of its classic big announcements, widely expected to be the launch of the next iPhone 5. The company, of course, is very tight-lipped about what it’s debuting and when. But it left a fairly big clue about what it’s planning on its invitation for this Wednesday i.e 12 september, with the event date casting the shadow of a large “5” in the foreground.