Apple launches the new iPhone 5 with a larger 4-inch display
As expected, the most valuable tech company – Apple officially launched the new generation iPhone during its September 12 event. Known as iPhone 5, the company claims that they have changed almost every part inside the new smartphone. It is an all glass front and an aluminium back casing, runs iOS 6 and will be available in two color variants of black and white.
A key update is the larger 4-inch display which has an 1136×640 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. This is the first iOS device which features an aspect ratio of 16:9 and Apple has optimized all of their core apps to make use of the extra pixels while the home screen will now feature an extra row for icons. Further the iPhone 5 uses the in-cell display technology making it thinner and producing better quality.
While the iPhone 5 will feature LTE connectivity it won’t be compatible with 4G LTE networks. It includes dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n, supports HSPA+ and dual carrier HSDPA. The smartphone is powered by a new A6 chipset and the company claims its CPU and GPU are two times faster than the one on the iPhone 4S.
Apple claims that the battery on the iPhone 5 will exceed the one on iPhone 4S providing up to 8 hours of talk time and web browsing over 3G, 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of music playback and 225 hours of standby.
It has an 8 megapixel backside illuminated camera with a f/2.4 aperture, sapphire crystal lens and a dynamic low light mode. Additionally, Apple has added a panorama mode, users can click pictures while recording videos and there are a bunch of pre-loaded editing features.
As earlier leaks suggested Apple has introduced a new 8-pin connector which it calls ‘Lightning’. The device will first hit the US along with eight other countries on September 21. It will reach a few other countries on September 28 and will launch in 100 countries by the end of this year. We expect the device to arrive in India sometime later in October or November.