iPhone 5 Design
Landing on the 9th month of the year 2012 is the much awaited iPhone 5. Thinner, lighter, quicker and still retaining its exclusive classic looks at just 112 grams. Available in three models of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB memory storage options.
The idea behind this design, was to make it more enjoyable for videos and games, yet not feeling chunky. First opinions are – they have done a very good job.
iPhone 5 On Diet Goes Twice Faster.
What the competition has said all along, has actually turned out be true. That, the iPhone is overweight, and that it needed to go on diet. Well, the summer of sports seems to have had an effect, because the iPhone has lost 20% of its weight.
The refinement and attention that has been given to iPhone 5 and iOS this time is clear. The prospect of a quicker processor, longer display, yet light and thinner sounds like quite a good deal.
Example the nano-SIM card is almost half the size of the present micro SIM in your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s, the USB connector is 1/5th of the current size, the camera has shaved 20% of its size and the A6 processor has also lost a fifth is its size but is twice faster.
Samsung Galaxy VS iPhone 5 – Display
On the matter of Retina Vs AMOLED or if you are one of those that thought that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a taken screen crown – please aware that Retina display is back challenging. The Galaxy S3 has a 4.8 inch display with a resolution of 1280 * 720 to give a pixel density of 206ppi.
Whilst the iPhone comes with a display resolution of 1136*640 on a 4 inch screen to give you an amazing 326 pixels per inch. This higher density is Apple’s official answer to the Super AMOLED and super-screen question.
Winner – iPhone4S.
Siri is growing up. It/he/she understands more stuff, talks more and has learned to tweet in many, many languages.
Apple are no longer using Google maps as the default navigation. They have been busy buying up companies that own the necessary technologies. The iPhone 5 will be the first handset from Apple to feature this in-house Maps app.
From the way it has been described its seems Apple have integrated their clever voice assistant Siri into iOS even further. Voice navigation and real-time traffic updates among the improvements added to Maps.
Much improved connectivity with more networks supported, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA with dual band wireless connectivity that accelerates your Wifi download or browsing experience.
The 30 pin connector which we all knew was going has been replaced by a smaller reversible Lightning connector
The new processor the A6 chip is smaller yet twice quicker than the one in the iPhone 4S. It also offers better graphics performance for your games and videos. Bringing us to battery life. Apple’s Achilles foot – most iPhone launches have been followed by battery related complaints.
The current A6 processor is supposed to be more stable and can provide up-to 8 hours of video playback. Good news for businessmen and travelers.
8 megapixel iSight camera with better software support and acceleration to brings features like capability to take high-resolution panoramic pictures. Up-to 28 megapixels and 1080p HD recording.
Better camera App support with a 40% improvement in capture speed, HD Recording, Face detection for up-to 10 faces(great for group pic’s).
1.2 megapixel front camera.
Better iCloud integration.
- Airplay for your wireless speakers.
- Air Print for Wifi Printing.
Battle Of The Headphones: Red Vs White.
When Apple launched the iPod, white earbuds soon became a symbol of Apple and iPod presence, everyone wanted one of those. Lately Dr Dre has been busy disrupting every angle of social buzz with his Beats by Dre Range. One of the pioneers of bringing the fashion touch aura to headphones. His earbud has the trademark red and black. Outselling most in the market and being touted as the brand of the moment.
So its interesting to witness the side launch of Apples latest earbud-style headphones. Earpod! – Wait there.
Is Apple quietly doing a side launch just like they did with retina display, Siri and now Earpod?. On Apple’s official iPhone 5 launch page, Earpod is the second most emphasized term after iPhone 5. Yet again they are claiming to have re-invented the earbud with patented technology that no one has.
Using Noise canceling techniques, vents and airflow, they’ve managed to cut the cost of production of bass. They come with a remote and a Mic to take your calls on the go.
The earpods are also supposed to be somewhat waterproof and have a better grip.
Apple claims that the sound in the Earpod is way better than most of its competitors which costs hundreds much more. One thing is clear they are back in a very, very competitive market.
Suggested Pricing And Availability.
These are suggested prices.
- iPhone 5 16GB Version – $199
- iPhone 5 32GB Version – $299
- iPhone 5 64GB Version – $399
Available on the Friday 21st September 2012 with pre-orders starting on the 14 September. The iPhone 4S will drop to $99 in the US with iOS 6 available on the 19 September.
Worldwide rollout on the 22 September 2012.