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Apple Reveals iPhone 5 with Larger Display and LTE

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Sep 12, 2012, 12:18 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Sep 14, 2012, 3:40 PM

Apple today announced the iPhone 5, which features a 4.0-inch Retina Display and LTE 4G. Announced during an event in San Francisco, the iPhone 5 is the first from Apple to break from the 3.5-inch display used since the original iPhone in 2007. The iPhone 5's display measures 640 x 1136 pixels, which changes the aspect ratio to the 16:9 industry standard for video content. The display has a pixel density of 326ppi and 44% more accurate color. The display uses in-cell technology, which combines the display with the touch screen into a single panel. The exterior design of the iPhone has changed a bit to match the new display. It uses less glass than the iPhone 4/4S and more aluminum for improved durability. The device is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is 18% thinner at 7.6mm. The iPhone 5 supports LTE, dual-carrier HSDPA, and HSPA+. It uses a single chip and single radio, and has a dynamic antenna for use with the varied LTE frequencies around the world. It will work on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless's LTE networks in the U.S., as well as those of a dozen other countries. The iPhone 5 features the new A6 processor, which Apple says is two times faster than the A5, offers improved graphics performance, is 22% smaller, and is more power efficient. The iPhone 5 battery life exceeds that of the iPhone 4S, and provides up to 8 hours of LTE surfing time. The iPhone 5's camera has been improved with backside illumination for better low-light performance, a hybrid IR filter, a five-element sapphire lens, and an f2.4 aperture. The camera module is 25% smaller than than of the iPhone 4S. The camera takes advantage of the A6 processor's added horsepower to reduce noise and capture photos 40% faster. Other improvements to the hardware include three microphones for better noise reduction, wideband audio for better phone calls, and an improved speaker for better sound. The iPhone 5 also offers 720p video capture for the iSight camera. The iPhone 5 breaks with the long-used, 30-in dock connector and switches to a new, smaller connector called Lightning. Apple says the new dock is reversible (cable can be inserted either way, making it easier to use), uses an adaptive interface, and offers better durability. The iPhone will be sold in black and white, and will be offered in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions for $199, $299, and $399, respectively, with a new two-year contract. Pre-orders will open September 14, and the device will ship September 21 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. It will ship in other countries starting September 28.

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The Gold standard of ALL Smartphones hits it out of the park! macking301 Sep 14, 2012, 1:33 AM
More excited about the new iPod Tofuchong Sep 13, 2012, 2:55 PM
Does it have NFC? yourvoiceofreason Sep 12, 2012, 5:34 PM
I Waited For This? MadFatMan Sep 12, 2012, 7:44 PM
Larger Display? Mark_S Sep 12, 2012, 8:47 PM
Isn't this a bit of a walkback by Apple? T Bone Sep 12, 2012, 3:28 PM
I can't believe they actually called it the iPhone5. Nixoncarmichael Sep 12, 2012, 2:54 PM
So rumors were right that the iPhone has LTE. johnhr2 Sep 12, 2012, 12:31 PM
does it work on 10.5.8? linkfeeney Sep 12, 2012, 7:25 PM
Stand back... Fredd Sep 12, 2012, 12:45 PM
Panorama and Buddy Photo Share looks cool furyx639 Sep 12, 2012, 3:06 PM
And the drama continues.... terryjohnson16 Sep 12, 2012, 12:31 PM
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