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Apple have confirmed the new iPhone 5. Here are the key features:
- 8 megapixel sensor and an f/2.4 5-element lens
- Dynamic low light mode
- Sweep panoramas - 28 megapixels!
- Shared photo streams
- 1080p video recording
- Improved stabilisation
- Face Detection
- Take pictures while recording videos
- Front facing camera is now 720p HD
- Three microphones - front, bottom and back
- Made entirely of glass and aluminum
- Thinnest and lightest (7.6mm thick, 18% thinner, 112g, 20% lighter)
- 4 inch 326ppi Retina display, 1136 x 640 resolution. Same width, but taller
- Old apps letterboxed - developers say they can update apps quickly
- 44% better colour saturation
- 4G - available in the UK on EE
- 802.11a/b/g/n, it's dual-channel, up to 150Mbps
- New A6 chip, 2x faster CPU and 2x graphics compared to the A5. 22% smaller and more energy-efficient (also helps reduce image noise)
- Battery - 8 hours of 3G talk time or browsing. 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing
- New "Lighting" connector - 80% smaller than old connector - accessories available to use old docks
- Available in black and white
Refering to iPads, Apple have 68% share of the tablet market, with a 91% of tablet web traffic. There are now 700,000 apps in the App Store, with 250,000 just for the iPad.
Full Press release:
Apple Introduces iPhone 5
Thinnest, Lightest iPhone Ever Features All-New Aluminium Design, Stunning 4-Inch Retina Display, A6 Chip & Ultrafast Wireless
SAN FRANCISCO—September 12, 2012—Apple today announced iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organisation; and even more Siri features and languages.
“iPhone 5 is the most beautiful consumer device that we’ve ever created,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve packed an amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thin and light, jewel-like device with a stunning 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast A6 chip, ultrafast wireless, even longer battery life; and we think customers are going to love it.”
iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world, with an all-new 7.6 mm anodised aluminium body that is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S. Designed with an unprecedented level of precision, iPhone 5 combines an anodised aluminium body with diamond cut chamfered edges and glass inlays for a truly incredible fit and finish.
The new 4-inch Retina display on iPhone 5 delivers even more pixels than iPhone 4S, making the already incredible Retina display even better. By making the screen taller, not wider, iPhone 5 is just as easy to use with one hand so you can tap, type and scroll the same way you always have, while enjoying even more of your content including amazing apps optimised for the larger Retina display, widescreen HD video, a full five days of your Calendar and more of every web page.
iPhone 5 supports ultrafast wireless standards including LTE and DC-HSDPA, so you can browse, download and stream content even faster. To support the latest LTE technology, Apple has pioneered a unique single-radio LTE solution that provides blazing fast speeds while fitting perfectly into the new remarkably thin design. iPhone 5 features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for a wireless experience up to 150 Mbps.
The all-new A6 chip was designed by Apple to maximise performance and power efficiency to support all the incredible new features in iPhone 5, including the stunning new 4-inch Retina display—all while delivering even better battery life. With up to twice the CPU and graphics performance, almost everything you do on iPhone 5 is blazing fast for launching apps, loading web pages and downloading email attachments.
The 8 megapixel iSight camera is the most popular camera in the world and with iPhone 5, it’s even better. The new camera is completely redesigned with incredible optical performance, yet amazingly it’s 25 percent smaller than the camera in iPhone 4S. The new iSight camera in iPhone 5 features a sapphire crystal lens cover that is thinner and more durable than standard glass with the ability to provide crystal clear images. The new panorama feature lets you capture jaw-dropping panorama images of up to 28 megapixels by simply moving the camera across a scene in one smooth motion. New video features include improved stabilisation, video face detection for up to 10 faces and the ability to take still photos as you record. A new FaceTime HD front facing camera makes FaceTime calls incredibly clear and can also be used for self portraits and recording 720p HD video. iPhone 5 also allows you to share photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams.
iPhone 5 features the new Lightning connector that is smaller, smarter and more durable than the previous connector. The all-digital Lightning connector features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each accessory requires, and it’s reversible so you can instantly connect to your accessories. The Lightning-to-30-pin Adapter is also available to connect iPhone 5 to legacy 30-pin accessories.
iPhone 5 introduces new enhanced audio features including a new beam-forming, directional microphone system for higher quality sound, while background noise fades away with new noise canceling technology. iPhone 5 now includes support for cellular wideband audio for crisper word clarity and more natural sounding speech. Wideband audio will be supported by over 20 carriers worldwide at launch. iPhone 5 comes with the new Apple EarPods featuring a breakthrough design for a more natural fit and increased durability, and an incredible acoustic quality typically reserved for higher-end earphones.
iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place; new Siri features, including support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings; Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari and Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud.
iPhone 5 Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate and will be available from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/uk), Apple’s retail stores, and through Everything Everywhere, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, 3 and select Apple Authorised Resellers. iPhone 5 will be available in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the US on Friday, September 21, and customers can pre-order their iPhone 5 beginning Friday, September 14. iOS 6 software will be available on Wednesday, September 19 as a free software update. Pricing for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available prior to launch.
iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Apple iPhone 5 Specifications
|Lens Range||No Data|
|35mm equivalent||No Data|
|Optical Zoom||No Data|
|CCD pixels||8Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||No Data|
|Sensor Size (width)||No Data|
|Sensor Size (height)||No Data|
|Screen resolution||727,040 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||No Data|
|Shutter speeds longest||No Data|
|ISO sensitivity||No Data|
|Internal Memory||No Data|
|Battery Type||Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
|Box Contents||Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation|