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 🙁
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
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