[Apple] New iPhone 5 Unveiled

September 12, 2012  |  Apple, iPhone, New Products

The September 12 Apple Event has finally concluded and with it the anticipation and speculation regarding the latest iPhone (iPhone 5) has ended because we finally laid a glimpse on the latest designs.

Granted that nothing has changed from what was previously leaked but now you have a full understanding as to what you can expect from it.  I will give you a summary of the new features unveiled and later on talk about the other products which were updated.

New Features

  • Made fully from a glass and aluminum enclosure that makes it 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S, and 20% lighter.  (Measures 7.6mm and weighs 112 grams)
  • Has 4″ 1136 x 640px 326 ppi Retina Display which makes it a taller widescreen phone.
  • Features LTE connectivity with a single chip for voice and data capable to switch whenever.
  • Has improved ultrafast Wi-Fi connectivity with dual channel 802.11(n) connectivity.
  • Has A6 processor which is 2x faster CPU performance and 2x faster graphics performance.
  • Rear facing camera is now called “iSight” and has been redesigned with a smaller sensor, its 8-megapixel and has a lens cover that is sapphire crystal.  Has better low-light performance and faster photo capture. Now has HD video recording at 1080p and Panorama built-in.
  • Front-facing camera is now called “FaceTime Camera” offers 720p HD video capture with ability to take photos while recording video.
  • Now has 3 microphones, one in front and back and on the bottom of the device in comparison to the 2 already available in iPhone 4S.
  • All new earPods designed for it that gives you enhanced audio not to mention noise cancellation earpiece built into the phone.
  • Comes with a brand new “Lightning connector” 8-pin instead of 30-pin and is smaller, better, reversible which means no wrong way to plug it, and durable.  An adapter will be available to support 30-pin devices/accessories.
  • Headphone Jack relocated to the bottom of the device.

Available in white and black models.  The black version has a black anodized aluminum back while the white version has a raw aluminum back.  Prices are similar to last year for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models starting at $199 for the locked versions to AT&T , Verizon networks.  The unlocked version has not been unveiled for the US but should be available on the UK store.

Pre-orders begin on Friday Sept. 14 with shipping starting on Sept. 21 to 9 countries including US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.  More countries will have the device by September 28 some of which are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, etc.

Of course, you know I’m getting one for sure, will be available on the 14th of September early morning with my credit card ready to pre-order this bad beast!

P.S. No news on whether it will feature a nano-SIM or not.

UPDATE: It has been confirmed that it will use a new nano-SIM and that the micro-SIM will not be used on this device. [Source]


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  1. *squeeeeeels with happiness*

  2. Love it Can’t wait to get one :)

  3. hehehe saw you awake early this morning on twitter … bel3afia :*

  4. So excited, Pre-ordering sunday at Virgin, LTE <3 and nano Sim. Interesting! Black for sure!

  5. So you ordered one?
    Noticed that UK prices are higher compared to 4S when it was launched (499 to 529) for 16 GB

  6. im still an iphone 4 user :P