Even since last April, the world has been longing for the Apple iPhone 5. But finally, Apple just introduced its iPhone 4S to the world, which comes with some very minor improvements and certainly disappointment to fans. Now, after such a long time waiting, Apple finally brings out the iPhone 5 on the September 12th event. Right before the official release event, I wrote a post for a final guess about iPhone 5 features, namely Rumor roundup: Detailed information on iPhone 5 features, specs, release time and price. The pleasant thing is that most of these anticipations turn out to be the actual fact, like the name, design, display size, resolution, aspect ratio, software, camera, etc. Of course, some features are not exactly correct.
On the iPhone 5 release event, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 5 by claiming the new iPhone being thinner, lighter and faster smartphone Apple has ever made. In my opinion, though the iPhone 5 is not as expected to be out with quite many shinning features, it is far from enough to describe it only thinner, lighter and faster. We can take a look at the features Apple iPhone 5 comes with.
The words “Thinner, Lighter and Faster” only tell people the straightforward user experience on the phone design and utility. That is the truth. The iPhone 5 is thinner as it is 18 percent thinner than iPhone 4S, with dimension at only 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm. Meanwhile, the 112g weight makes it 20 percent lighter that iPhone 4S. As for faster, the new A6 chip built in the iPhone 5 is twice as fast and 22 percent smaller as the A5 processor in iPhone 4S. But, those are not the entire iPhone 5.
Let's take a quick and simple review of the iPhone 5 features and specs. Then you will understand why I said that.
Thickness and weight: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm anodized aluminum phone body weights 112g.
Screen display: 4 inches Retina multi-touch display with 1136 x 640 pixels resolution (326ppi), 16:9 aspect ratio and better color fidelity and saturation (improved by 44%), which produces amazing experience to watch HD movies on iPhone 5, play games, view and type text content, etc.
Processor: Brand-new A6 chip provides up to twice the CPU and graphics performance as that of iPhone 4S, almost every operation on iPhone 5 is blazing fast for launching apps, loading web pages and downloading email attachments.
Camera: The auto-focus 8 megapixel iSight camera with Flashlights features a sapphire crystal lens cover with the ability to provide crystal clear images and supports HD (1080p) video recording with up to 30 frames per second with audio. The new panorama feature lets you capture jaw-dropping panorama images of up to 28 megapixels by simply moving the camera across a scene in one smooth motion. The FaceTime HD camera on the front panel supports 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) recording with up to 30 frames per second.
iOS 6: Provides 200 new user features including: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover™ view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place; new Siri features, including support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings; Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud, etc.
Lightening connector: Smaller, smarter and more durable all-digital Lightning connector features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each accessory requires, and it’s reversible so you can instantly connect to your accessories. The Lightning-to-30-pin Adapter is also available to connect iPhone 5 to legacy 30-pin accessories.
LTE and carriers: The iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE networks in addition to the current support for GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, and HSPA data networks. LTE has a single chip for voice and data, a single radio chip, and a "dynamic antenna" that will switch connections between different networks automatically. For the detailed information about LTE support of iPhone 5, check all LTE carriers of iPhone 5.
Audio: iPhone 5 brings some improvements in audio, including a new beam-forming, wideband audio, new Earpods earphones, which all make it more enjoyable for listening to audio files with iPhone 5.
Network connectivity: Support WCDMA, EVDO, LTE, dual-band 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth. Nano-SIM card supported sports even more convenience.
Battery life: 8 hours for 3G talk or networking, 8 hours of 4G networking, 10 hours of WIFI networking, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of music playback, and 225 hours of standby time.
These cover the most of iPhone 5 specs. After reading all these, how do you think of iPhone 5? Is iPhone 5 the right phone you are waiting for?