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Apple Introduces iPhone 5 – The Thinnest and Lightest iPhone Yet

Posted on: September 12, 2012

iPhone 5 Has Arrived –

Thinnest, Lightest iPhone Ever Features All-New Aluminum Design, Stunning 4-Inch Retina Display, A6 Chip & Ultrafast Wireless

SAN FRANCISCO—September 12, 2012—Apple® today announced iPhone® 5, the thinnest
and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch
Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and
ultrafast wireless technology*—all while delivering even better battery life.**
iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system
with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed
cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook®
organization; and even more Siri® features and languages.

“iPhone 5 is the most beautiful consumer device that we’ve ever created,” said Philip
Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve packed an
amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thin and light,
jewel-like device with a stunning 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast A6 chip,
ultrafast wireless, even longer battery life; and we think customers are going
to love it.”


iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world, with an  all-new 7.6 mm anodized aluminum body that is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent  lighter than iPhone 4S. Designed with an unprecedented level of precision,  iPhone 5 combines an anodized aluminum body with diamond cut chamfered edges and
glass inlays for a truly incredible fit and finish.


The new 4-inch Retina  display on iPhone 5 delivers even more pixels than iPhone 4S, making the already  incredible Retina display even better. By making the screen taller, not wider,  iPhone 5 is just as easy to use with one hand so you can tap, type and scroll  the same way you always have, while enjoying even more of your content including  amazing apps optimized for the larger Retina display, widescreen HD video, a  full five days of your Calendar and more of every web page.


iPhone 5  supports ultrafast wireless standards including LTE and DC-HSDPA, so you can  browse, download and stream content even faster. To support the latest LTE
technology, Apple has pioneered a unique single-radio LTE solution that provides  blazing fast speeds while fitting perfectly into the new remarkably thin design.
iPhone 5 features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for a wireless experience up  to 150 Mbps.*

The all-new A6 chip was designed by Apple to maximize  performance and power efficiency to support all the incredible new features in
iPhone 5, including the stunning new 4-inch Retina display—all while delivering  even better battery life. With up to twice the CPU and graphics performance,
almost everything you do on iPhone 5 is blazing fast for launching apps, loading  web pages and downloading email attachments.

The 8 megapixel iSight®  camera is the most popular camera in the world and with iPhone 5, it’s even  better. The new camera is completely redesigned with incredible optical  performance, yet amazingly it’s 25 percent smaller than the camera in iPhone 4S.


The new iSight camera in iPhone 5 features a sapphire crystal lens cover that is  thinner and more durable than standard glass with the ability to provide crystal
clear images. The new panorama feature lets you capture jaw-dropping panorama  images of up to 28 megapixels by simply moving the camera across a scene in one
smooth motion. New video features include improved stabilization, video face  detection for up to 10 faces and the ability to take still photos as you record.
A new FaceTime® HD front facing camera makes FaceTime calls incredibly clear and  can also be used for self portraits and recording 720p HD video. iPhone 5 also
allows you to share photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo  Streams.


iPhone 5 features the new Lightning™ connector that is smaller,  smarter and more durable than the previous connector. The all-digital Lightning  connector features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each  accessory requires, and it’s reversible so you can instantly connect to your  accessories. The Lightning-to-30-pin Adapter is also available to connect iPhone  5 to legacy 30-pin accessories.*


iPhone 5 introduces new enhanced  audio features including a new beam-forming, directional microphone system for  higher quality sound, while background noise fades away with new noise canceling  technology. iPhone 5 now includes support for cellular wideband audio for  crisper word clarity and more natural sounding speech. Wideband audio will be  supported by over 20 carriers worldwide at launch. iPhone 5 comes with the new  Apple EarPods™ featuring a breakthrough design for a more natural fit and  increased durability, and an incredible acoustic quality typically reserved for  higher-end earphones.


iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most  advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new user features including: an  all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an  amazing new Flyover™ view; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with  the ability to post directly from Notification Center; Passbook, the simplest  way to get all your passes in one place; new Siri features, including support  for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and  movie listings;  Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari® and  Maps; and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud®.

Pricing &  Availability
iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black  & slate, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of  $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for  the 64GB model. iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store (, Apple’s retail  stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and select Apple  Authorized Resellers. iPhone 5 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada,  France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21,  and customers can pre-order their iPhone 5 beginning Friday, September 14. iPhone 4S will also be available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 will be  available for free with a two-year contract.****** iOS 6 software will be
available on Wednesday, September 19 as a free software update.

iPhone 5  will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria,  Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,  Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

* LTE is  available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier  networks, check with your carrier for details.
* Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
* Based on  theoretical speeds, actual speeds may vary.

Not all features are supported in all countries.  ****** Availability varies  by carrier.

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1 Response to "Apple Introduces iPhone 5 – The Thinnest and Lightest iPhone Yet"

Looks like a great phone for those without a smartphone looking to buy their first. Maybe if you already have a 4S you will be unlikely to upgrade but then again you’ll prob get an iPhone 5 when your contract runs out anyway!

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