Starting today the new iPhone 5 is available not only at AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint but also in a pay-as-you-go fashion with contract free at Cricket, so you will not be required to sign any long term agreement.
As it could be expected, the price is a bit steep – for 16 GB iPhone 5 on Cricket network you will have to pay $499, but low $55 monthly cost for unlimited talk, text and data plus lack of the lengthy contract have its cost but may be worth it.
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Being the thinnest and the lightest iPhone created so far, the iPhone 5 definitely stands out from the crowd with its slim and stylish design. If features an amazing 4-inch Retina display with a 1136 x 640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi, which makes everything look more vivid, sharper and brighter than ever before. The display is covered with oleophobic coating so you will not have to worry about leaving fingerprints and smudges.
The 8 megapixel rear iSight camera / camcorder is equipped with auto focus, LED flash, improved video stabilization, face detection in videos and still images, panorama mode and HD (1080p) up to 30 fps video capture, and the 1.2 megapixel front FaceTime HD camera is perfect for video chatting with friends and family.
Under the hood of the iPhone 5 you will find a powerful A6 chip which offers up to two times faster performance compared with the A5 chip, so even graphics-heavy websites and apps will load almost immediately.
The device runs iOS 6, which is dubbed as world’s most advanced operating system. It includes the intuitive technology and all the apps and tools you may need, for example Siri, the intelligent assistant which will help you find the nearest ATM, book tickets to a concert or check the weather. Other apps include iCloude, which lets you share and access your content from other devices like iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, AirPlay, which wirelessly streams content from your iPhone to Apple TV and AirPrint, which lets you print documents from your iPhone over Wi-Fi. If you need more, just visit the AppStore and choose from over 700,000 apps available.
The phone packs a powerful battery, which allows for up to 8 hours talk time on 3G, up to 225 hours standby time, up to 8 hours internet use on 3G and up to 30 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 10 hours video playback time and up to 40 hours audio playback.
The new iPhone 5 comes with all new and redesigned EarPods, for more comfortable use and better audio experience. Other features include ultrafast Wi-Fi access, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, calendar, alarm, and calculator.