Apple iPhone 5 goes official with an A6 chipset and 4-inch screen
September 13, 2012 11:55 am
As it turned out all the previous leaks of images and specs were on the spot. The Apple iPhone 5 features a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136x640 pixels (that’s 326ppi), 100Mb LTE connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi. The new iPhone is thinner - 7.6mm and lighter - 112 grams than its 4S counterpart.
The iPhone 5 runs on the Apple’s latest A6 chipset, which is said to offer 2x faster processor and graphics performance. There is still no word on the number of cores and clock speeds though.
The camera features the same 8megapixel sensor as the on on the iPhone 4S, but the sensor is 25% smaller this time. There is a newly announced panorama mode, which obviously stitches together full res photos as the sample showcased had 28megapixel resolution.
The Apple iPhone 5 also comes with an upgraded front-facing camera, which now supports 720p video recording.
The new specs sheet features three microphones, noise-cancelling earpiece, smaller speaker and brand-new Lightning connector. The latter is 80% smaller, has 8 pins and is reversible. An adapter for the old 30-pin cables has been announced as well.
The iPhone 5 is naturally going to run on iOS 6. Apple didn’t announced any new and unseen iOS feature tonight, so we assume you’ve probably know everything by now.
The pre-orders for the iPhone 5 starts on September 14. The couriers will be knocking on your doors as early as September 21 if you live in USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore or Hong Kong. 22 more countries will join the fun on September 28, while before the end of the year the iPhone 5 markets number will grow up to 100.
Unsurprisingly, the Apple iPhone 5 is going to cost $199 with a two-year contract in the States. And as the new signing joins the team, the 3GS is out of the door.
The 8GB Apple iPhone 4 and the 16GB iPhone 4S models will be still available for free and $99 on a contract, respectively.
Finally, the iOS 6 free update will hit the previous generations of the iPhone on September 19.