Apple Officially Announces iPhone 5…Many Rumors Prove True
Yesterday, Apple officially announced it’s next iteration of the wildly popular iPhone, the iPhone 5. As predicted by the rumor mill, the iPhone 5 will feature a slightly larger screen than previous iPhones. The 4″ 1136 x 640 (326 ppi) display will remain the same size in width, but will now be taller which allows for a 5th row of icons to be displayed on the home screen. As you probably have come to expect with Apple’s iPhone, it will again be constructed of premium materials, with the iPhone 5 being made of aluminum and glass. The iPhone 5 will also feature 4G LTE connectivity, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, 8mp camera with panorama feature, 720p front facing camera, and a battery rated for 8 hours of 3g or LTE talk time and 10 hours of wifi browsing. Underneath the hood, the iPhone 5 will feature a new A6 processor that Apple claims is twice as fast as the previous A5 processor, and has twice the graphics capability. With the iPhone 5, comes a few software additions such as Facetime over a cellular connection, Safari now has full screen view and can share tabs from your desktop browser to the phone (via iCloud Tabs), a new shared photo stream, and Passbook which allows you to do things such as purchase plane tickets on your phone and have your ticket displayed on the screen. Also, as rumored prior to the iPhone 5′s announcement, the iPhone 5 will feature a new connector. Apple will no longer be using the 30 pin connector you’ve grown accustomed to, and will instead go with a new “lightning” connector that is said to be 80% smaller than the previous connector. The iPhone 5 will come in black and white, and will go on sale September 21st. Pricing will be what you have grown to expect, with the 16gb model carrying a $199 price tag, $299 for the 32gb, and $399 for the 64gb model. Of course those prices are with an accompanying two year contract.