It’s here, it’s here. The new iPhone 5 is has finally been unveiled to the public and it’s as we expected; lighter, thinner and faster. The biggest change is the brand-new 4-inch touchscreen display, with all-new intergrated touch – which Apple has declared is the most advanced screen in the the world.
Head of design, Jonathan Ive, said: “We take changing the iPhone really seriously. We don’t want to just make a new phone, we want to make a much better phone.”
He added: “iPhone 5 is the result of this approach. For the first time ever, we’ve increased the size of the display. You can see more of your content, but still comfortably use it with your hand.”
The fastest iPhone yet
They’ve made a improvements to almost every single component and function of the iPhone; there’s the new A6 chip which is twice as fast as the iPhone’s 4S’ A5 chip and you can expect almost every function, whether its listening to music or loading your calendar, to be twice as far as before.
Improved i-Sight Camera
Since the iPhone is substantially thinnner and lighter improving upon the camera was always going to be a difficult task. But Apple’s engineers have done just that. The camera remains a 8 megapixel camera but has improvements on the sensor, aperture and IR filter. There’s all-new low light mode, precision lens alignment and is made from sapphire crystal. The iPhone’s video capabilites have seen a significant improvements too. There’s improved video stabilisation, Face detection and you can now take picture whilst recording a video.
Three mics are better than one
Apple’s fastidious attempt to improving every single aspect of the phone doesn’t end their; there are now three mics on the iPhone 5 to greatly improve voice call quality. It now features a noise cancelling earpiece, wideband audio and is 20% smaller than the last chip.
Rumours that Apple would dump the current 30-pin connector are true and Apple unveiled its replacement: the lightning connector. It’s smaller, magnetic and reversable. Apple also showed off a new dongle connector for those of you who have accessories that use the old 30-pin design.
HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, and yes… LTE
Apple has gone to great lengths to make sure the new iPhone is the fast smartphone around when it comes to going online and they’ve added HSPA+, DC-HSDPA and LTE (4G) to its wireless tech.
The iPhone will go on sale September 21, and you can preorder now.
iPhone 4S is priced at $199 $299, $399 for the 16, 32 & 64GB versions.