On September 12 Apple unveiled to the world their sixth generation smartphone, the iPhone 5. The device was pretty much a culmination of all the rumors that have been doing the rounds since January and the launch felt like a really bad kept secret.
Nonetheless, the iPhone 5 has received some good first impressions from the people who got hands-on time with the device at the launch event.
Today’s flagship smartphones are not only about the looks and style but also about the power under their hood and what new they bring to the table in terms of their features and performance. So here we take a quick look at the specifications and the USPs of the iPhone 5
Thickness – 7.6mm
Weight – 112gms
Display size – 4-inch
Display type – LED-backlit IPS TFT Retina display
Pixel density (ppi) – 326
Display resolution – 1136×640
Built-in storage – 16/32/64 GB
Expandable storage – No
Rear camera – 8MP I Sight camera
Video recording – 1080p @ 30fps
Front camera – 1.2MP
OS – iOS 6
RAM – speculated at 1GB
Chipset – Apple A6
Battery – Unknown
From the above information we can notice a 1GB of RAM making them quite snappy, with smaller load times.
The front-facing camera on the devices was 1.3MP
When the iPhone 4 was launched, it brought with it the revolutionary Retina Display. It took the competition nearly a year to catch up and bring about displays that boasted of an HD resolution (most commonly 1280×720).
What’s disappointing to see in the iPhone 5 is that even though the size of the display has gone up to 4-inches, the resolution of the display has lost its edge when compared to the competition. The iPhone 5 has a pixel density of 326ppi. That brings it close to the Sony Xperia ion, which has 323ppi
The iPhone 5 certainly goes a long way in redefining slimness, with a thickness of just 7.6mm. If the svelte nature of a phone truly matters to you, the iPhone 5 stands out from the rest of the flagship smartphone crowd — the next slimmest device is the Galaxy S III, at 8.6mm.
The new iPhone runs on Apple’s latest iteration of its mobile OS — iOS 6. Apple announced iOS 6 at WWDC 2012. The company has revealed that iOS 6 will be out on September 19 and will be compatible with the following devices — iPhone5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, the new iPad, iPad 2 and the iPod Touch fourth gen.
With iCloud and iOS 6, Apple has a new feature called Photo stream. Apple has also brought panorama mode to the iPhone’s camera in the new OS.
We have seen the capabilities of iOS 6 and Apple showed us another glimpse of the new features of the OS. As we reported earlier, Apple has ditched Google Maps for a Map app of its own. Maps for iOS 6 have been updated with features such as POI’s (Point of Interests) along with turn-by-turn directions, satellite imagery, and 3D view. Apple has also ditched YouTube as a native app on iOS and now users will have to download it from the App Store.
In iOS 6, apps such as Safari open in full screen mode. Apple showed off this feature on the iPhone 5 and it looked quite good.
We really had high expectations for the iPhone 5 and just how Apple would try to outsmart the competition. Frankly however, we were left a tad disappointed. Not because the device won’t deliver what it promises, but because it is exactly what we have already seen in the leaks that have been making the rounds on the Internet since January.
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