The new iPhone 5 is finally here! With all of the speculation surrounding the new iPhone, it’s no wonder why so many people are eager to learn about the mobile device’s new features. Apple pulled out all the stops with their new phone adding a slew of new upgrades to their already popular device.
The new iPhone 5 has a much sleeker design then its predecessors. It is 18 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S measuring only 7.6 mm thick. It’s also roughly 20 percent lighter weighing in at 122 grams. With the size and weight cut down, one would think that it would have a much smaller display. Instead, Apple went a different direction and added an even bigger screen to the device. The iPhone 5 now has a 4-inch widescreen display with a resolution of 1136 x 640, which is big enough to add a new row of icons to your home screen.
Apple claims the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Well, if that’s true then the iPhone 5 camera will keep it there. The new camera now can shoot high-resolution panorama shots (up to 28 megapixels and 240 degrees). Other improvements include 40 percent faster photo capture, better low-light performance for those less than ideal lighting situations (think restaurants, clubs, outdoors, etc.). If that wasn’t enough, video recording is now 1080p HD and FaceTime can work over cellular connection as well as wi-fi. Last but not least, the front facing camera not only takes pictures but can also shoot video in 720p HD.
The iPhone 5 is also a lot quicker than the previous generation of iPhones. Apple claims the new A6 CPU is two times faster than the processor in the iPhone 4S. With the addition of 4G LTE to the phone, browsing online will also be a lot quicker.
Even with all of the upgrades Apple has made to their iPhone 5, they still managed to make it more energy efficient. The new phone has up to 8 hours of talk time before the battery dies, and up to 10 hours if you limit your data usage strictly to wi-fi.
With all these new features it seems as if Apple has hit a homerun once again and with the iPhone 5 launch having the biggest pre-orders of any iPhone including double of the iPhone 4S, clearly smartphone buyers agree. They continue to progress the smart phone community with their innovative ideas. Apple has set a standard for smartphones everywhere, and will continue to do so as long as they release ground breaking devices like the iPhone 5.
Will you be buying the new iPhone 5 on September 21? Let us know!