iPhone 5: Features, Price and Release Date

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Apple unveiled its much-awaited next-generation or the newest technology of smartphone the “iPhone 5” at San Francisco event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

According to Apple, iPhone 5 is the thinnest (7.6 millimeters thin), lightest (20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than iPhone 4S), fastest (powered by A6 chip which is 2x faster than the A5 chip) iPhone ever.

iPhone5

Image Credit: apple.com

Detailed features of iPhone 5 are listed below (source http://www.apple.com)

Size and Weight

  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
  • Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
  • Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

Display

  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera, Photos and Video

  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Panorama
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Face detection in video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Photo and video geotagging

Power and Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 225 hours
  • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

SIM Card

  • Nano-SIM
  • iPhone 5 is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards

System requirements

  1. Apple ID (required for some features)
  2. Internet access5
  3. Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
  • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • iTunes 10.7 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

iPhone 5  Price List

16Gb iPhone 5  – $199
32Gb iPhone 5  – $299
64Gb  iPhone 5 – $399

When you buy iPhone 5 the following are included in the box

  • iPhone 5
  • Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

iPhone 5 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21.

Pre-order of iPhone 5 starts on Friday, September 14 and iOS 6 software will be available on Wednesday, September 19 as a free software update.

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