I bet a lot of our readers have dearly been waiting for the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5. The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, chose to present Apple’s newest creation in a different manner, with a short opening speech followed by Phil Schiller’s presentation of the brand new Apple iPhone 5. The event took place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
What came as a strong surprise was the fact that the presented iPhone 5 almost perfectly matched the rumors and leaks. It comes with the brand new A6 dual-core processor and works twice as fast as the iPhone 4. It is also a bit longer but thinner and sports a 1,136 x 640 4 inch Retina Display, which provides 40% additional color saturation and better resolution than its predecessor. In terms of energy, it comes with 225 hours of battery lifetime in standby mode and 8 hours in operational mode, even with LTE connectivity on.
The iSight camera has also been improved, with a f/2.4 aperture five-lens element 8 megapixel CMOS image sensor, under a sapphire crystal. It is able to capture panorama size images as well. The FaceTime camera, found on the front of the phone, has been updated as well, now being able to record videos in 720p HD.
One of the most famous upgrades is however the “Lightning” 9-pin dock connector. It replaces the old 30-pin connector which has been used on iOS devices since 10 years ago. The new one though is entirely digital and comes with active capability of handling eight-signal. It also comes with reversibility, so the way you plug it in isn’t significant at all.
In terms of weight, it is 20% lighter than its predecessor, and also 18% thinner. The price is stunningly similar to the iPhone 4, $199 for the 16 GB version, $299 for the 32 GB one and $399 for the 64 GB model. It is available in both black and white and can be pre-ordered starting the 14th of September. The deliveries start on the 21st of September.