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iPhone 5 Confirmed at Apple Press Conference

iPhone 5 Confirmed at Apple Press Conference

Apple held their large press conference today at 10am PST/1pm EST that announced the new iPhone 5 and confirmed rumored specifications.

If you’re anything like most tech-heads, you’re probably watching the live stream whilst pretending to work.If you haven’t had the opportunity to take a look yet, here’s the latest breaking news regarding the newest iPhone.

For starters, yes it will be called the iPhone 5 despite contrary rumors. While a lot of the information had been leaked before, it’s nice to get confirmation from the company itself regarding the specs. Here’s a rundown of the new iPhone 5:

  • 4″ screen
  • Resolution of 1,136 x 640 or 326 pixels per inch – maintaining the retina display
  • Widescreen aspect of 16:9
  • Larger screen allows for a total of six rows of apps on the screen ‚Ä” five rows on the ‚Äúpages‚ÄĚ along with the permanent single row along the bottom
  • Apps designed for older iPhones won’t scale to the new iPhone screen
  • Made of entirely glass and aluminum
  • 7.6 mm thin, 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S.
  • Weighs 112 grams, 20% lighter than the 4S.
  • First 4G LTE Phone from Apple
  • Compatible with the high-speed LTE networks of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, in addition to global LTE networks: Virgin in Canada, Singtel and Telstra in Australasia, and Deutsche Telecom and Europe.
  • More bandwidth than previous iPhones that¬†incorporates the 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Powered by new A6 processor, allegedly 22% faster than previous processor and smaller as well
  • New camera retains 8-megapixel sensor but is 25% smaller, has better low-light mode, improved image stabilization, face detection, the ability to take photos while recording video¬†and should take pictures 40% faster.
  • Features 3 microphones and a speaker that is 20% smaller than the 4S
  • New dock connector called the Lightning ¬†80% smaller and reversible.
  • New app that offers voice-guided turn-by-turn directions

The price points for the iPhone 5 are: $199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32 GB and $399 for the 64GB.

The iPhone 4 is going to be free on contract, and the 4S is dropping to $99 for the 16 GB version. The iPhone 5 will go on sale September 21. iOS 6 will be released on September 19th.


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