WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
The iPhone 5 is out. HighLights, carriers and more.
Today Apple announced the new iPhone sixth model officially called iPhone 5. List of what its new:
iOS 6: Inside the iPhone 5 will debut with iOS 6 already on board. Highlights include the new Apple Maps app, Passbook, shared photo streams, Siri updates, and the aforementioned FaceTime over 3G.
18% thinner than the iPhone 4S.
20% lighter weights 3,95 ounces.
4 inches Retina display. 326 pixels per inch. Total count pixels 1,136x640, 16:9 aspect ratio.
A6 chip, 22% smaller than the A5 ,Web pages will load 2.1 times faster, and the Music app with songs will load 1.9 times faster.
Battery Life: 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G browsing, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of music, playback, and 225 hours of standby time.
5 rows of icons on the home screens.
Full five-day week view in the calendar, the calendar shows more events, and all iWork apps will take advantage of the bigger display.
Wide-screen movies will look better with 44 percent more color saturation than the iPhone 4S, will support 4G LTE networks. That's in addition to the current support for GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, and HSPA data networks. LTE has a single chip for voice and data, a single radio chip, and a "dynamic antenna" that will switch connections between different networks automatically.
A smaller connector help shave extra space to achieve a smaller phone with perhaps a bigger battery. The new connector cable will mainly be used for syncing and charging by most people who own an Apple TV or Bluetooth/Airplay accessories.
Release date and pricing
The iPhone 5 will be available in three capacity models, all of which will come in black and white versions. The 16GB is $199, the 32GB $299, and the 64GB $399. On September 21, it will go on sale in nine countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Anyone in that first batch of countries can pre-order starting this Friday, September 14. More countries will follow by the end of this month and by the end of the year, the iPhone 5 will land at 240 carriers in 100 countries.
Carriers to support probably the iPhone 5 4G LTE: in the United States that means AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless. So again, T-Mobile loses out. In Canada it's Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin, and Kudo. In Asia the providers will be Softbank, Smartone, Singtel, and SK Telecom. For Australia there's Telstra, Optus, and Virgin Mobile and in Europe it will go to Deutsche Telekom and EE. On carriers without LTE the iPhone 5 will run on dual band 3.5G HDPA+.