Apple iPhone 5 now open for pre-order online. Order yours today and avoid lines at Apple store on September 21st
Finally it has arrived – the long awaited and much talked about Apple’s new baby, iPhone 5, is here. The veil of mystery has been lifted and we no longer have to speculate on the specs, debate about the design and guess how many new features have been added. iPhone 5 is now open for pre-order and will begin shipping in a week, on September 21st.
The price depends on the storage capacity – the 16 GB model will set you back $199, for double memory you will have to pay $299 and the impressive 64 GB version costs $399. The new iPhone 5 is compatible with wireless service plan on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint network.
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Now let’s see what is new in the new Apple iPhone 5. First of all, it is the thinnest and lightest of all the iPhones. It is really hard to believe considering what is inside, but the numbers speak for themselves – iPhone 5 measures a only 7.6 millimeters thin and weighs just 112 grams, which is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than its predecessor iPhone 4S. The idea to make iPhone 5 thin and light meant that all components had to be made smaller and lighter, including the display. As for the size, there were no sacrifices – the display is 4 inches, but it was manufactured in quite an unusual way. Unlike other smartphones, where the display consists of two layers, the iPhone 5 has only one layer which is touch-sensitive and displays image at the same time.
New design reached also iPhone headphones. Bearing in mind that a human ear is as unique as a fingerprint, Apple used the most advanced technology and performed countless tests to create headphones that would feel good and sit stable in your ear even during extreme physical activity. As a result Apple EarPods appeared – earbud-style headphones that are comfortable and secure to wear by the vast majority of the population and provide exceptional audio experience of the highest quality.
Of course, there is much more to iPhone 5 than just the looks. The smartphone got a new A6 chip, which provides up to two times faster performance compared to A5 chip and new iOS 6, which is much more efficient than the previous one. It means instant apps launching, faster web pages loading (even the ones packed with graphics), email attachments opening and higher frame rates for smoother and more realistic gameplay. And all this with no compromises to the battery life. As Apple assures, the battery has enough power to offer up to 8 hours of browsing on a cellular connection, up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 10 hours of video playback time.
The large 4-inch Retina display has the pixel density of 326 ppi, which is so high that it is not possible to distinguish individual pixel, 1136 x 640 resolution, which is 18% higher than on the iPhone 4S, and 44% greater color saturation. It all adds up to crystal-clear, sharp, incredibly vivid and lifelike image.
iPhone 5 features 4G LTE wireless technology, which in the smartphone world is a synonym of ultrafast connection. The phone also supports more networks all over the world including advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. Dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity offers Wi-Fi speed up to 150 Mbps.
The iSight camera on iPhone 5 has all the features that made it the most popular mobile phone camera in the world and even more. Now you can shoot up to 28 megapixel panorama photos up to 240 degrees. Other improvements include 40 percent faster photo capture, better low-light performance, and improved noise reduction. The camera also functions as a camcorder with video stabilization and up to 10 faces detection recording stunning 1080p HD videos. The front camera, apart from taking self-portraits or recording 720p HD video, serves for making FaceTime video calls, now also over a cellular connection if Wi-Fi is not available.
Like previous generation iPhones, the new iPhone 5 also features Siri – the intelligent assistant that will help you organize your daily routine. Do you need to know where the nearest ATM is? Or what are the chances of rain on the weekend? Just ask the question like you would ask any living person and Siri will choose the right app to find the answer. Now Siri understands more questions and knows more answers. If you want to know sports scores and stats, where to eat, what movies to see, all you have to do is ask. With the new iOS 6 Siri can even post on Facebook or Twitter for you.
iPhone 5 is pre-loaded with iCloud so you can have access to all your things on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. New options that come with iOS 6 include Shared Photo Streams, which allow you to share the photos you want with the people you choose, Find My iPhone, which lets you locate, lock, and recover your misplaced phone, and iCloud Tabs thanks to which you will be able to browse a web page on one device and pick up where you left off on another device.
Other interesting features include AirPlay and AirPrint. The first one wirelessly streams content from your iPhone to Apple TV, so you can watch it on the big screen. AirPlay Mirroring allows you to connect your iPhone 5 with HDTV so everything you do on the phone, from playing a game to typing a message will appear on the TV. AirPrint uses Wi-Fi connection to wirelessly send files to an AirPrint-enabled printer and print them quickly and easily with no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect.
Apple iPhone 5 comes with a number of useful apps and tools pre-loaded. Maps with turn-by-turn navigation will help you reach your destination faster, photo editor will allow you to remove red-eye, crop, rotate, and enhance photos, and Passbook will keep things like airline boarding passes, movie tickets, and gift cards all in one place. There is also calendar, calculator, notes, weather, stocks and many more. More apps can be found at App Store.
Using not very sophisticated language it can be said that iPhone 5 is simply awesome, and all these specs and features should be enough to convince even those adamantly opposed to iPhones. So, did you let yourself get convinced? Pre-order Today ».