Apple iPhone 5 Details

It’s official Apple will be releasing a new iPhone! The iPhone 5 will be taller, thinner, and faster. Here’s the breakdown on the iPhone 5 new features:

As expected, the new iPhone 5 will be 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S. Which makes it also 20% lighter. The Retina Display expands from a 3.5 screen to a 4 inch screen. That means there will be a fifth row of icons on the home screen. Apple also promises that wide-screen movies will display better, with 44% more saturation than the iPhone 4S.

The “iSight” camera stays at 8 megapixels. A dynamic light mode is new, and users will be able to launch photography apps up to 2.1 times faster. There is also a built-in panorama mode that stitches shots together for a 28 megapixel photo. The second front camera will now shoot a 720p HD video and it gets a backside illuminated sensor.

From Cnet.com: Inside, the iPhone 5 will debut with iOS 6 already onboard. Highlights include the new Apple Maps app, Passbook, shared photo streams, Siri updates, and the aforementioned FaceTime over 3G. iOS 6 will be available for download next Wednesday, September 19.

When will the iPhone 5 go on sale? Mark you calendars for September 21st. The new Apple iPhone 5 will be released in 3 different models; 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and the 64GB for $399. All will be available in black or white. The iPhone 5 will go on sale in nine countries: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. More countries will follow my end of month. The nine countries previously listed can pre-order the iPhone 5 starting September 14th.

*iPhone 5 photo credit: Cnet.com

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Comments

  1. I really want to upgrade but since I’m moving out of the country next year it doesn’t make sense for me to do it until then. **Wipes drool off chin**

  2. I want an upgrade too!

  3. You are the first person to say the camera is getting an upgrade, from everything I’ve read. I wonder if it’s that much of a difference from the 4S. It really is the only thing I care about should I get a new phone! Christie

  4. I’m eligible for an upgrade and I can’t wait! Unfortunately we’ll be out of town when they start shipping and don’t want to pre-order and leave it on our doorstep while we’re gone. Guess it’ll be the week after next before we get to indulge.

  5. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I think I may be one of the few people left that have never had an i-anything (iphone, ipad, ipod, etc). Guess I need to catch up! Phone sounds awesome though – it’s so thin!

  6. I wish I had an Iphone…lol

  7. I am praying that Santa give me an Iphone! How I wish I had something more than my old flip phone that the tring tones sound like old atari music.

  8. md kennedy says:

    Finally read this post – I haven’t had an i-anything either, and feel so left behind! One day I’ll take a trip to the Apple Store and check ‘em out…

  9. md kennedy says:

    Looking back on nthis post, I have to say I winder why all the hype. Isn’t a phone a PHONE? Do you need to spend all that money for new “bells and whistles” that even at best don’t make your life better? My husband and Ihave cheap-o $30 phones we bought in 2010 and spend maybe $200 a year on prepaid time. No internet on our phones, nor email – it judt isn’t necessary!

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