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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

iPhone 5 Features

  • Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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  • iPhone 5 Features 

    It’s finally here, the long awaited, highly anticipated and much hyped iPhone 5 has been announced. Fresh off the keynote, here’s our iPhone 5 preview! To people who've been following the leaks since a few months, there aren't really any surprises as far as the general look is concerned. For that matter, there aren't many surprises at all. Other than the fact that the originally expected NFC doesn't make its way to the newest iPhone. Here are all the new features you need to know . We will be updating this articles with more links and details to each new addition Apple made .

    Width, Height and Casing:

    The first thing to be announced about the new updated phone was it?s metal back, in fact the whole phone is made of nothing except glass and aluminum. At 7.6 mm thick it is 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S and is also 20% lighter at a meagre 112 grams.


    The screen has grown half an inch to be 4-inches, and what some feared, but has now been confirmed as untrue, is that the iPhone 5 would lose width as it gained the height. However, Apple have not landed us with that bombshell and this phone will be the same width as all the others before it. The extra height has allowed for an extra row of apps has been added to the screen making 5 rows plus the navigation bar. The iPhone 5 boasts 44% more colour saturation.

    The phone features LTE technology and is being used to power the Ultra Fast Wireless. Samsung have confirmed they will sue should the Apple product contain the technology; looks like Apple weren’t scared off though . LTE is the fastest wireless connection available. To give you some idea of the speed: if LTE is 100 on a scale then Edge, that little “E” you get when 3G is unavailable, is at a mere 34.
    The carrier coverage of the LTE seems impressive and will, thankfully, not limit the technology only to the US but will available in Canada, Asia and Europe, all be it on select carriers.

    The biggest new change is the inclusion of the new Lightning interface for connection to an external device. Breaking the tradition of the 30-pin connector since almost a decade, the Lightning interface is much smaller, reversible and claims faster transfer speeds. Worried about all your previous products being useless? Don’t worry, there’s an adapter coming too. Finally, with all this stuff packed in a rather tiny form factor, you’re probably wondering about the battery. Again, no specific rating has been released yet, but Apple claims 8 hours of talktime on 3G, which is basically the same as the iPhone 4S. So let’s have a look at the specs shall we? As soon as they’re available, we’ll update them.
    • SoC: Apple A6
    • CPU: ARM Cortex-A9 (Unknown details)
    • GPU: (Unknown)
    • RAM: 1 GB RAM
    • Screen: 4 inch LED Backlit IPS TFT Retina Display, 640 x 1136 px (326 ppi)
    • Storage: 16 GB/32 GB/64 GB, non expandable
    • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Lightning
    • OS: iOS 6

    Next came the run down of the battery life. It’s quite remarkable considering that the A6 chip must be rather power-hungry. On standby the phone will last 225 hours, listening to music 40 hours, video and WiFi browsing 10 hours each and LTE browsing, 3G browsing and 3G talking 8 hours each.


    For the Instagram obsessives out there it will be a shame to hear that the iPhone 5 will not feature a higher pixel camera then it?s 4S brother but stay at 8 megapixels. It will, however, feature backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens and f/2.4 aperture, a dynamic low light mode, precision lens alignment and a sapphire crystal cover. The good old A6 chip comes into play here too with 40% faster image capture as well as helping to reduce noise on the pictures.

    As well as a shared photo stream it will also have a Panorama view. The phone will have 1080p HD video capture, improved stabilization and the ability to snap a photo whilst recording . Face-time will see an update from a VGA camera to a 720p as well as allowing FaceTime over cellular connection and not just WiFi.

    Picture taken with iPhone 5 :


    The enhanced audio gives us better voice recognition (perfect for Siri), noise reduction and three microphones at the front, bottom and back.

    Something called wide-band audio has been announced, it needs to be compatible with your carrier, no news of which ones these may be, but it is a wider spectrum of audio. Apple didn’t go into much detail but it could be something we will be hearing a lot about over the coming weeks. The speakers will have five magnet transducer .

    Connector – Lightning USB:

    The connector that Apple have used for the last 9 years is being replaces with the new Lightening connector. It is so much smaller then the old 15-pin connector and looks much smoother and neater. For those who have a lot of the old connective equipment, never dear, Apple are launching a range of products to help old accessories connect to the new phones. Companies have already started making docks and speakers for the new connection.

    Earpods :

    The earphones that come with the phone have also been changed. They now have the amazing name : EarPods ! These will fit snugly into your ear and when they come with the iPhone they have a microphone and speaker. Designed for maximum airflow to enhance the sound quality this new little addition is guaranteed to create interest as they are different from all other earphones out there!

    Punjabi Mania

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