iPhone 5 and Apple Event 2012

iPhone 5 Black

iPhone 5 has finally been introduced to the world with disappointments of many people because it has really no surprises to the crowd.  People were expecting some cool features that only Apple can make such as biometric security, 128GB storage capacity, and 2GB RAM.  Apple was quite boring when introducing a phone, which was almost the same as the leaked.  Since iPhone 4, Apple has not make any significant and unique change to its only phone.  The phone also makes it more difficult to its consumers by using nano sim card.  It is still a question mark whether the standard size and micro sim can be trimmed to the nano size so that it can be used in an iPhone 5.  Let’s wait until September 21.

Anyways, put aside all disappointments, let’s talk about iPhone 5’s specifications.

Introducing iPhone 5

Cellular and Wireless

LTE is supported with dual band wireless and Bluetooth 4.0


  • 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)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


We have a bigger screen as predicted

  • 4-inch screen (Height: 1136 pixels; Width: 640 pixels)
  • Resolution 326 pixels per inch

Camera, Photos, and Videos

  • Panoramo supported
  • Front Camera: 1.2 Megapixels
  • Improved video stablization

External Buttons and Connectors

If you want to use the old phone adapter, you need to get a converter.  Apple sells it for $30.

  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack is moved to the bottom of the phone to the left of charging connector
  • Lighting charging connector

Power and Battery

Not much different 🙁

Audio Playback

Not much different either 🙁

TV and Video

YouTube application is removed


New headphone EarPod is designed 🙂

I do not want to go into its detailed specifications because you can always look at them on Apple Website


 Click here to see the Keynotes of Event September 12th 2012

iPhone pricing has been announced to be the same as iPhone 4S.  iPhone 4S 16GB is reduced to $99 if you sign a 2-year contract with AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint or you can buy an unlocked version for $549.  iPhone 4 8GB is reduced to FREE when you sign a 2-year contract with one of the three above or $450 for the unlocked.  iPhone 5 unlocked version is still a mystery in USA.  However in Australia, iPhone 5 pricing is announced $799 for 16GB, $899 for 32GB, and $999 for 64GB.

Kogan Australia, one of the e-retailers, now allows consumers to pre-order an iPhone with $100 discount.  You can visit their website at the following link


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