What’s new? Here’s a rundown.
The iPhone 5 features a 4-inch display and aluminum and glass body while still being 20 percent lighter and 18 percent than the iPhone 4S. It measures a a wispy 7.6mm thin. The larger screen, not unlike the ones on Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphones, gives the the new iPhone’s display a 1,136 x 640 resolution and features Apple’s beautiful Retina display.
The bigger display will help give your scrolling finger a rest, too: the iPhone’s home screen allows for an additional, fifth row of icons. So on new iPhones we’ll be toggling back and forth less frequently when trying to find that app we want to open.
The new device will run on 4G LTE networks. What this means for iPhone users: a much, much faster Internet on their Apple smartphones.
It will also have a longer-lasting battery: 225 hours on standby, 8 whole hours while talking on the phone or surfing the we on 3G.
Phone calls — you know, the first reason you had for buying a phone — should be getting better too, with having three microphones and a noise-canceling earpiece.
And another much-talked about rumor has also been confirmed: out is the traditional 30-pin power connector, first introduced in 2003, and in is much smaller one called Lightning that is only 20 the size of the previous one.
The iPhone 5 will be available in both black and white. Pricing for the different configurations is as follows: $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB. Pre-orders start on September 14, shipping begins on September 21 for nine countries, including the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Australia and Japan.
Soooo, you gonna be waiting outside an apple store for one of these bad boys or what!?