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