The New iPhone 5 is Here!

New Apple iPhone 5

The iPhone was unveiled by Apple a few days ago on September 12th, today (September 19th) we have iOS 6 being released for download, and in just two more days the iPhone 5 will be officially on-sale to take home (as of September 21st), so it’s very exciting times for Apple and Apple enthusiasts alike.

The iPhone 5 is probably the iPhone that has changed the most since the first generation iPhone waas launched back in 2007, this time around we have seen changes to the design, the size, the materials used, and of course, improvements to the hardware specifications and the software OS used on the device.

In this post we’re going to take a look at the highlighted changes that have been brought to the iPhone by the iPhone 5.

New Improved Igzo Screen

The iPhone 5 brings us the first iPhone ever to come with a bigger screen. The iPhone 5 has an impressive 4-Inch screen with a 16:9 ratio and running a screen resolution of 1136 x 640 – so it’s not quite HD yet, but it’s still a very, very impressive retina display which boasts 44% more colour saturation than the iPhone 4S retina screen.

The extra space on the screen makes room to fit an extra row of app icons in on the homescreen, which is a nice addition.

A6 Processor and New Battery

As we come to expect from each new iPhone, Apple have once again updated the processor and the battery power of the device. The iPhone brings us the A6 processor – double the proccessing power, double to the graphics power and a fraction of the size of the A5, so some great improvements there.

The iPhone 5 also has a new battery which is capable of providing more power to the iPhone 5 so that you can go for longer without a charge, something which I’m sure most iPhone users will be happy to hear.

New Design

The iPhone 5 is one of the first in years to come with a new design. Not only is the iPhone 5 both taller and slimmer than the iPhone 4S, but it also makes use of new materials too. The new iPhone 5 has a very attractive looking backplate that comes in a two tone metallic finish, rather than the standard black or white glossy finish we had on the iPhone 4S.

I think the new materials look much more business orientated than the iPhone 4S materials, I just hope that they don’t scratch as easily as some of the metallic materials Apple have used in the past.

4G LTE Networking

This is something which many phone manufacturers are now trying to get involved with. 4G LTE provides super-fast mobile broadband, often delivering speeds much quicker than those you can get over most WiFi connections. So for the world of smartphones, video streaming and such, 4G is going to be a game changer.

At the moment not all network service providers have the capabilities to support 4G speeds yet, but Apple are said to be working closely with many service providers to try and bring them up to speed and capable of providing 4G services to their customers.

Because as it stands, those service providers who can offer 4G will have a much greater selling point for the iPhone 5compared to those who can’t.

And More…

There is more to the iPhone 5 than that, notably thanks to iOS 6. The new mobile operating system which Apple have released alongside the iPhone 5. iOS 6 brings a whole heap of updates and new features in itself, it looks like a very exciting update and is going to complement the iPhone 5 superbly.

What do you think of the iPhone 5 so far? Will you be ordering one? Have you pre-ordered one? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Author Bio: 

Nathan is an Apple enthusiast who loves all things Apple and iPhone (iSheep). He even runs a website providing information on Howto Unlock iPhone 5 from Unlock iPhone Worldwide.

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