You might have heard and seen enough about Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone, not going to bore you on that particular product, but here comes Apple’s iPhone 5 that claims to be the world lightest and thinnest smartphone at 7.6mm thickness or about 18 percent slimmer and 20 per cent lighter to the previous iPhone 4S.

Amazed? Not yet till you read on the following…

Apple has equipped the new iPhone 5 with 4-inch Retina at 1366×640 resolution display, a 326 ppi pixel density offering 18 percent more pixel and 40 percent more color saturation to the previous iPhone 4S.

This new iPhone 5 will support LTE, DC-HSDPA, WiFi 802n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS as well as GLONASS connectivity. You will find an 8 MP iSight camera with thin, durable sapphire crystal lens cover. The camera itself supports capturing of Full HD video up to 28 Megapixel by simply moving the camera across a scene in one smooth motion, that give sense to Panorama shooting mode on Sony’s digital camera.

Besides, you could also choose to record a 720p HD video recording to safe space. Other mentioned features including still photos during video recording, all-new A6 chip for doubles the CPU and graphics performance.


It also includes improved stabilization, video face detection and capability to take still photos during video recording. There is also a new FaceTime HD front camera for making FaceTime calls, which can do 720p HD video recording.

The new iPhone 5 also replaces the 30-pin dock connector with the new smaller, more durable Lightning connector that features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each accessory requires. The connector is reversible so you can instantly connect to your accessories. Apple also release Lightning-to-30-pin adapter for connecting the iPhone 5 to 30-pin accessories. To deliver better and clearer voice call, the phone gets a beam-forming, directional microphone system and new noise-cancelling technology. Apple also moves the 3.5mm audio jack to the bottom and the new EarPods with in-line remote and mic will be included with the iPhone 5. The new iPhone runs iOS6 with the new Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation, Facebook Integration, Passbook and of course, Siri and iCloud.


Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and UK will also get the new iPhone 5 on the coming September 21st. Pre-order on Apple’s online store will start on 14 September 2012.

Side Note:
For global LTE support, Apple’s iPhone 5 comes in three models:

  • GSM model A1428: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • CDMA model A1429: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • GSM model A1429: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)

Prices [ US market subject to contract ]:

  • 16GB model = USD199.-
  • 21GB model = USD299.-
  • 64GB model = USD399.-

[ Source: Apple ]