San Francisco received a bunch of new visitors on Wed 12th September evening as Apple unveiled its sixth generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, as the superphone was been introduced, most of the features that were rumored about turned out to be true, although they were unable to describe the whole package.
The width of the new iPhone 5 is the same as that of the old version, only that the phone gains a little more in height. At horizontal position, the 4-inch screen has 16:9 proportions, a perfect fit for HDTV shows and better fit for movies making the home screen add an extra fifth icon row.
The back of the iPhone 5 is aluminum and the strips at the top and bottom made of glass.
The A6 chipset of Apple for the iPhone 5 promises to double the computing and graphics performance, and it is also enabled with the superfast 4G LTE Internet.
Not too much went on the camera as it retains its 8MP with an f/2.4 aperture, meaning it lets in so much light. A new feature is the Panorama mode. The camera is 40% faster to snap, it is capable of recognizing up to 10 faces and you are able to snap while recording video.
The battery life of the iPhone 5 boasts of 8 hours of talk time or web browsing. It also posses noise cancellation for outgoing and incoming sound.
The dock on the iPhone 5 has been replaced by Apple, the 30-pin is now 80% lesser making old accessories useless, but Apple has promised an adapter to accompany the arrival of the iPhone 5. The replacement on the dock is called “Lightning”
Apple is planning to sell a simple plug adapter for $30 or one that has six cables for $40.
The new iPhone will start selling on September 21 as pre-order begins on 14 September. Verizon, Sprint or AT&T is the US carriers for the new iPhone 5. The 16 GB version sell for $200, 32 GB goes for $300 while the 64 GB sell for $400.