The new iPhone 5

So, after months of anticipation and speculation the wait for the iPhone 5 is over. Tim Cook announced the new device in front of a packed audience with all the grace and charm you would expect from an Apple product launch.

So without further ado here is the device the world has been waiting for.
20120912-211229.jpgThe first thing to point out is the screen. As widely predicted the screen is bigger, the first time Apple have changed the screen size since the iPhones creation. However it is longer and not wider than most people had predicted. The iPhone 5 boasts a 4 inch retina screen meaning that the phone doesn’t feel oversized in your hand but still allows a lot more content to be displayed than on previous iPhones.

In addition to altering the screen size Apple have also worked tirelessly to make the device more ergonomic for owners. The iPhone 5 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S.

Apple have created an all new A6 chip to power the new iPhone. This will not only double the performance of the phone but adds much need battery life, meaning owners will no longer have to carry their chargers with them wherever they go.

Replacing the iPhone ‘dock’ connected that has remains untouched since the original is the new ‘Lightening’ connector. The all digital connector is reversible meaning there is no wrong way to plug in the cable.

It’s not just the phone that has received a makeover, the traditional apple earphones are no more. They have been replaced by the all new ‘Earpods’. Whether the pods will be able to complete with some of the more expensive earphones remains to be seen but with improved sound and fit the ‘Earpods’ are sure to please many.


The iPhone will ship with iOS6 (previewed earlier this year) already installed. To read more about the new features of iOS6 click here.

For more information or to pre order visit the Apple store here.


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