Apple Introduces the New iPhone 5

Posted September 12, 2012 at 6:54pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 32791 views

Apple today announced iPhone 5, the company's thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned with a new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; ultrafast wireless technology; and even better battery life.

iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6 which features over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organization; 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 anodized aluminum body that is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S. Designed with an unprecedented level of precision, iPhone 5 combines an anodized aluminum 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 optimized 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 maximize 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 stabilization, 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.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store (, Apple's retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 5 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21, and customers can pre-order their iPhone 5 beginning Friday, September 14. iPhone 4S will also be available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 will be available for free with a two-year contract.****** iOS 6 software will be available on Wednesday, September 19 as a free software update.

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.

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iFanboy - September 13, 2012 at 11:44am
Been reading all these negative comments but no one's coming up with some suggestions on what they want. So let's talk fact and not shite. In my family we got the 3g, 4, 4s, iPod touch, ipad 2, iMac 27" and Samsung S3. Let's start off with build quality. If u like plastic fantastic- go Samsung . If you like serious build quality - go apple. By the way good build quality costs money. No debate there. If you like a big screen- go Samsung. If you got smaller pockets- go Apple. If you want more crappy apps that crash more- go Android. If you want to tweak and fiddle ( customize) the os, android is best. If you just want everything to work, iOS is best. Windows 8- presently unknown in comparison, no track history. Do some reading on android fragmentation and look at long term outcomes. If you're looking for quantity of apps- go iOS. If you looking for app quality- go iOS. Win 8- too far behind the 8 ball right now. If you take photos, apple wins in picture quality hands down. S3 close to 4s, but with the 5's new tech looks like it'll be blown away, same for Nokia 920. If you've got a family and you want ease of use, platform compatibility, reliability and product quality across the whole spectrum from music players, smartphones, tablets and pc right now Apple wins hands down. If you are looking for an inexpensive phone- go android. If you don't have a money issue- apple. Oh and if you don't have the money- don't slag Apple for that, look in the mirror. Personally I think the android marketplace is cr@p and place Samsung, blackberry, HTC etc in the same boat but then it depends what's important to you. At the moment, if you ain't got an Apple you probably got a lemon!!
Jim - September 13, 2012 at 1:02pm
There is so much shit coming out of your mouth. If you want to carry a phone that is as heavy as brick then go for iPhone and when all that weight falls to the ground then it shutters, Samsung might be plastic but it so much lighter and more resistant. All major official apps have been released on both platforms and actually android ones are sometimes better as Apple puts restrictions on what you're allowed to do with the app. If you're talking about some shitty apps done by a teenager in their bedroom then i won't know as i do not use them. You might be one of those that go on holiday only with your phone as a camera. I don't think you have ever seen a good quality picture. The phone camera id only good on a drunken night out. As for app store vs market place it's all the same shit, you type in search what you want, get a list of apps and press install. What else do you want.
iFanboy - September 14, 2012 at 9:03am
Jim. U gotta do better than the weight of the iphone. My petite 5 foot wife and 8 yr old never complained about weight. Oh yea and now with the arrival of the iPhone 5 at 112 gms, your plastic fantastic is now the brick- all 21gms heavier!!! So, in my opinion, your argument on weight is a non starter. With reference to your comments on the camera, I was comparing smartphones not comparing pic quality with SLR's. I've been in consumer electronics for over 20 years and own a Leica R8 with lenses so know my bacon on photography. No smartphone comes even close to a decent SLR. So my friend, whose talking shit now? Reknaw.
Chris F - September 14, 2012 at 6:55pm
FYI, Most of the greatest/successful Tech companies were started by teenagers in their bedrooms!!!!
iFail - September 13, 2012 at 6:44am
I have to go with Nokia Lumia 920. Unfortunately I waited 2 years for nothing. Apple FAIL!
Attitude1 - September 13, 2012 at 1:14am
My heart is in pain… the post Steve Jobs era is not impressive. Tim Cook doesn't have the summon power as Steve Jobs. I'm following the live blog this morning and unable to see Jonathon Ive. Is he frustrated of the leaked mockup of iPhone5 before the launching? I still wonder why there was music band singing during the keynote. I'm afraid Apple is going down slowly... Sadly. Why Steve left us so early :(
Pierre - September 12, 2012 at 10:00pm
In scandinavia, we area f**ked !! 1800 freq. What a f**k. We are the one area worldwide Hanving the best LTE coverage in the world.I just got an Android supporting 2600 and 900 ,s3 ! Apple just forgot europé Again like With the new ipAd. Too bad.former Apple fan WHO is an expert if the Lte Network ,Both on eNodeB side and Core like Mme and spgw !!! Hope there Will be à model B otherwise they Will Lose almost the front edge market of the technoligy !
solferico - September 12, 2012 at 9:57pm
Well, sure it's better than my iPhone4, and uglier also, but I feel no need to updgrade. I upgraded from 3G to 4 because the leap was incredible, not only in design, but in new features (front camera, compass, retina, HD video recording ...) but now I feel that 5 is just an enhanced 4 with nothing new. And it's more than two years from then (iPhone4 was presented in June). I they could do a revolution in two years between 3G and 4, why not between 4 and 5? And I'm surprised that this time Apple didn't present a phone heavily advanced compared to main competitors. In fact, I feel it's just paired with them (better scenario). Dissapointing like the new Motorola Razor HD presented few days ago (same old thing, enhanced). Nokia did a much better work with the Lumia 920. I was desperately waiting for Apple to give me a good reason to upgrade, but right now I think I'm staying with my loved, beautiful and super useful iPhone 4 :-( And the truth be told, this year I already got a MBP and an iPad3 ;-)
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