Apple announces iPhone 5, ships September 21
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:05 AM
Apple unveils iPhone 5!
iPhone 5 features a 4-inch display with 1136 by 640 resolution and 326 pixels per inch. The handset is 7.6mm thick -- that's 18 percent thinner than its predecessor -- and 20 percent lighter at 112 grams.
Apple packs in an A6 processor, bumps the front-facing camera to 720p and improves the rear-facing 8-megapixel camera, which now -- in a catch-up feature to Galaxy Nexus -- includes a panorama shooting mode. Aperture is a respectable f/2.4.
Pricing is unchanged from previous models: $199 (16GB); $299 (32GB); $399 (64GB). iPhone 4 is now free and the 4S $99. All prices are with contractual commitments.
Apple starts taking preorders on September 14 and shipping one week later in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States; in 22 more countries on September 28.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:32 AM
I like that Apple increased the height of the screen but not the width. Some of the smart phones are too wide that I can't operate them with one hand.
That's my main gripe with my One X. The larger size is nice for viewing content, but usability is significantly lower than a screen like the iPhone's. I really have to stretch to use it with one hand.