Behold, the iPhone 5. Apple’s latest smartphone brings it on par with the rest of the modern competitors. To start off, a 16:9 ratio 4-inch Retina display with am 1136 x 640 resolution, the Apple A6 processor (it’s 2x as fast the iPhone 4s’), 8 hours of LTE browsing, a better 8 megapixel camera with backside illumination, hybrid infrared filter (which will yield better colors), and a nice f/2.4 aperture with a faster shutter speed (improving shooting times).
Apple is claiming the iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone, at 7.6mm thin. That’s a possible selling point, obviously.
Still improving, the iPhone 5 has a better front-facing 720p camera with face detection (with FaceTime over cellular), 4G LTE on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, along with a five-magnet transducer for better voice reception, which yields HD voice calls over the LTE network you’re on. Black and white are the two available colors, with iOS 6 bringing Apple’s own in-house Maps solution, plus bug fixes and tons of other improvements starting Sept. 19th. Alas, NFC did not make a debut in the iPhone 5 this year. Another thing to add to the list of changes: a new Lightning dock
As for availability? $199 for the 16GB model, while the 32GB will cost $299 and the 64GB $399 starting September 21st. Cue the waiting lines.
Via: Apple (Businesswire)