Since its release, the iPhone 5 has proven to be Apple's most popular smartphone yet. Loyal fans and new users alike flocked to the upgraded iPhone
, causing it to sell out in mere hours. Here are the top features of the iPhone 5: Display:
The iPhone 5 features a robust 1136X640 display. It is the same width as the iPhone 4S
but longer. As a result, it will feature five rows of icons with four shortcut icons at the bottom.Weight: The phone will be 20% lighter and 18% thinner, weighing in at 3.95 ounces.Camera:
The camera will remain largely the same as the one in the 4S, with 8 megapixels AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture. However, the iPhone 5 camera will include panaroma features as part of the iOS 6 software. Graphics:
The graphics have been improved, with 44% more color saturation. Dock pin connector:
The new dock pin connector, as expected, is called the Lighting connector. It is an 8-signal design, it is reversible and is 80% smaller than the old connector. While the Lightning port is a more streamlined design, users will have the added cost of upgrading their products with a pin-to-Lightning adapter. Cashless payments:
Though the iPhone 5 will not sport the NFC chip, the phone will include a Passbook feature which allows users to use their device as a virtual wallet.4G:
As widely requested, the iPhone 5 is part of 4G LTE network. It is the only iPhone that features 4G LTE.iOS 6:
The iPhone 5 will come equipped with the iOS 6 software which features some innovative updates. This includes a brand new maps app, which includes turn-by-turn directions with data from TomTom. Siri's search functionality has been updated to include sports scores, restaurant reservations and movie times.Facetime:
Users will be able to use Facetime over the 3G network as well, as opposed to exclusively via WiFi. Pricing:
The iPhone 5 will feature the traditional iPhone pricing $99 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB.
With an all-new design, the iPhone 5 is thin, sleek, and very capable. It features a 4-inch widescreen, multi-touch retina display and weighs in at 3.95 ounces. It is available with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of memory. The 8-megapixel iSight camera features autofocus, tap to focus for video or still images, LED flash, photo and video geotagging, and the ability to take panorama photos. The 1.2-megapixel front camera features HD recording at 30 frames per second. The built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
provides up to 8 hours of talk time and 225 hours of standby time for the phone. While using 3G or LTE connectivity, the phone will last up to 8 hours. If using Wi-Fi as your internet connectivity, the battery will last up to 10 hours. The iPhone 5 contains an A6 chip which allows better performance and graphics. Compared to the A5 chip, everything on the iPhone 5 runs twice as fast. The chip allows you to enjoy higher frame rates for more realistic game play. Designed to work the iOS 6, the chip is fast and power efficient. One of the best features of the iPhone 5 is iCould, which is integrated into apps. This allows you to access your content on all your devices. It stores the most important things on your phone calendars, contacts, and e-mails. If you delete a contact or update and event, iCloud makes the changes on all devices. iCould features photo stream. If a photo is taken on an iOS device, it automatically appears on all other devices such as your MAC or PC. Signing up for iCloud gives you 5GB of free storage but if you need more, an upgrade can be purchased directly from your device. You can be sure that your data is yours and yours alone since it is protected by the same level of security used by major financial institutions.