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iPhone 5 Price, Review & Release Date
Apple’s iPhone 5 is good for enterprise usage with its new features. But its lovers will be disappointed because it does not have any thing revolutionary and it mearly matches its compitiors.
Apple launched iPhone 5 on Thursday. This latest iPhone is 20% lighter and 18% slimmer than its earlier versions. This magnificent phone will be made available to its lovers from Sept 21. Initially the company will start its sale in 9 markets worldwide, which include Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Jake Saunders, Asia-Pacific vice president of forecasting at ABI Research sated that this latest smartphone can easily access folders in Microsoft Outlook and provides seamless e-mail integration. A Windows Phone or Google Android device does not have these features. The iPhone 5 has a faster processor, bigger screen and a new connector. Let’s have a quick look on its features.
Features Of iPhone 5
The screen height is increased by adding a quarter inch but the width is same, because of this the HD video will be displayed in its 16:9 format. iPhone 5 is 20% lighter and 18% thinner than iPhone 4s, but the body is longer.
Outstanding Faster Processor
The processor of this iPhone is faster than the new iPad. iPhone has a new A6 chipset which will allow the applications to load twice as fast, photos capturing 40% faster and graphics will run smoothly as stated by the company.
iPhone 5’s main camera or “iSight” is 8 mp with a resolution of 3,264×2,448 pixels and is now 25% smaller with low light processing. It can produce panoramic images. The features of the camera are a hybrid IR filter, backside illuminator, a 5 element lens and an f2.4 aperture.
The photography apps can be launched up to 2.1 times faster. The dynamic light mode is new. And now about the secondary front camera which can shoot 720p HD video and has a backside illuminated sensor. The FaceTime willwork on 3g cellular networks and can transmit HD video.
LTE Data & Battery Life
AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon’s LET data networks can be connected with the new iPhone, which allows its users to browse the web at a fast speed and the downloading speed will also be increased. The battery life of this brand new iPhone 5 smart phone is improved by only 10% than the past iPhones. According to the company the iPhone will have 8 hours of LTE web browsing, 225 hours of stand-by and 8 hours of talk time.
Smaller Dock Connector
iPhone 5 's connector is 80% smaller than the earlier iPhones. The 30-pin dock connector was entry spot for dust and moisture. Now the connector which they are calling Lighting can be plugged in a
ny direction. This will give the users faster data transfer and better durability.
This connector will be costly for the users because they will be forced to by extra docking speakers/alarm clocks or cases and charging cables. This adapter will cost $29 which will be shipped in October.
A lot of changes nearly 200 have been made in IOS 6 operating system of iPhone 5. The user can navigate turn-by-turn by using Apple’s maps and 3D bird’s-eye images. Social networking site like Facebook and Twitter will be integrated with in the operating system, so that posting to these sites can be made easy.
Taking the advantage of bigger screen, the web browser will give a full screen view.
Price & Availability of iPhone 5
iPhone 5 will be available in black and white colors with brushed metal back. Those who cannot wait can pre-order it and will be available on September 14th and it will hit the store on September 21st. The cost of 16 GB model will be $199, 32GB for $299 and the 64GB for $399. The price of iPhone 4S goes down by $99. Australia, Hong Kong, United States, UK, Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, and Canada are the countries where the iPhone will initially be available. By the end of the year it will be available in more countries.
What We Didn't See
The phone does not have T-Mobile iPhone, no holographic projector or wafer-thin design and no liquid metal back.
Those who are planning to buy their first iPhone, the iPhone 5 will be a good start. The consisten battery life despite the LTE drains (real world tests pending), faster processor, speed increases from LTE data networks, a better and faster camera, makes this phone a worthy purchase.