Watch: Apple's iPhone 5 Event in 90 Seconds
After months of speculation the iPhone 5 rumors can finally be put to rest.
Apple unveiled the taller, thinner, and faster iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco earlier today.
Techcrunch.com breaks down the phone’s impressive gadget's new features as follows:
- It’s 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S, 18% thinner, and crafted out of glass and aluminum.
- Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 will begin on Friday, September 14, and the device will ship beginning September 21.
- The device will be available in 16, 32, and 64GB models, which will cost $199, $299, and $399 respectively with a two-year contract from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint.
- The long-rumored (and handsome) two-toned design is indeed legitimate, as is the new iPhone’s larger4-inch Retina Display.
- Apple has also unveiled a brand new chipset for the iPhone 5:the A6, which is said to be a full two times faster than the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S.
- Battery life will provide 8 hours of 3G talk time, as well as 8 hours of 3G and LTE web browsing.
- The iPhone’s audio system has been bolstered with a smaller (but improved speaker). There are also now three microphones in the mix: one on the front, one on the back, and another on the bottom.
- That oft-rumored miniature Dock Connector is real: it’s all-digital, has eight pins and it’s called “Lightning.” Yes, there’s an adapter for it, but no word yet on exactly what it will cost you.
- Apple has stuck with an 8-megapixel camera for the iPhone 5. However, the backside-illuminated sensor is smaller, and features much better low-light performance.
- The revamped camera also supports 1080p video capture, and users can now snap photos while recording video at the same time. I wonder how HTC feels about that.
Catch the full run-down in the video below.