iPhone 5: All You Wanted to Know – Features, Availability and Pricing

by Amandeep Singh on September 12, 2012

in iPhone

Apple unveiled the next gen iPhone at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, we already shared with you quite a lot of online resources covering the event live via live-blogging and editorials.

Here in this article, I have put together all the information about the iPhone 5 which you would like to know before making a decision whether to go with the latest iPhone or stick to your iPhone 4S.

There were quite a lot of speculations around the name of the next-gen iPhone and Apple has finally named it “iPhone 5” – Yes, that’s the name of the latest phone from the tech giant, Apple.

iPhone 5 Launch

iPhone 5 Features and more details

  • It is made entirely of glass and aluminum.
  • It has got a 4” 326ppi Retina display with 1136 x 640 resolution – same width but taller.
  • Its the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet – 7.6 mm thick, 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S and weighs only 112 grams, 20% lighter than its earlier version.
  • It has got the new A6 Chip which gives 2x faster CPU and 2x faster graphics which is 22% smaller and more energy efficient.
  • iPhone 5 supports GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n and LTE!

iPhone 5 Battery Life

iPhone 5 not only matches but also exceeds the battery life as compared to iPhone 4S. It will support 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk time or browsing, 10 hours on WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of Music, 225 hours of stand-by.

iPhone 5 Camera

  • iSight Camera is the same as iPhone 4S but thinner – 8-megapixel sensor, a 5-element lens and f/2.4 aperture
  • The camera has now got the Dynamic Low Light Mode which will deliver an amazing low light photo capture. It evaluates nearby pixels to give up to 2 f-stops, greater low-light performance.
  • iPhone 5 comes with a new image processor in the A6 to reduce noise and includes a “smart filter” to do a better color-matching.
  • The camera now has 40% faster image capture
  • The main camera is 1080p still but with a better video stabilization and you can take photos while taking video.
  • iPhone 5 includes Panorama for capturing images
  • There’s now a sapphire lens crystal cover – durable and clear
  • The front facing camera is now 720p, backside illuminated
  • Facetime happens over cellular networks

The Connector:

Since the last 9 years iPhone has been using iPod’s connector. Now, iPhone has a new connector which is 80% smaller than the old connector –  it’s called Lightening.

iPhone 5 New Connector - Lightening

iPhone 5 Colors:

iPhone 5 will be made available in 2 colors: Black & Slate and White & Silver (the standard Apple colours) made entirely of glass and aluminum.

iPhone 5 Availability:

The pre-orders for the iPhone 5 start on Friday the 14th of September. Shipping will be available on September 21st in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

iPhone 5 will be made available in 20 more countries next month. This will be one of the fastest iPhone roll-out ever!


Same price as the 4S. $199 for 16GB. $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB. That’s on-contract pricing, of course.

iPhone 4 is now free on contract! 4S is now $99.

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