It’s finally here—we have all the details on the latest iPhone 5 features!
Based on our rumor roundup, there were no huge surprises when it came to the iPhone 5. Features for the latest iPhone were fairly accurate to what experts have been anticipating for months now. That being said, we’re still pretty excited on the new and improved Apple iPhone.
Here’s a rundown on all the iPhone 5 features.
Display: The iPhone 5 will feature the same retina display as the 4S, with a 4-inch display. The difference with the updated iPhone 5 is that it will be a 1136X640 display—it’ll be 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, at 112 grams versus 140 grams of the iPhone 4S.
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.
Graphics: The graphics have been improved, with 44% more color saturation
Carrier Networks: In the US, it will be available with Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon.
Dock pin connector: The new dock pin connector, as expected, will be smaller and will be called the Lightning. It features a reversible 8 signal design and is 80% smaller than the old connector. Apple will also release an adaptor that will allow old accessories to stay in use.
Cashless payments: Though the iPhone 5 will not sport the NFC chip, the phone will include a Passbook feature which will also allow users to use their device as a virtual wallet.
4G: As widely requested, the iPhone 5 will be joining the 4G LTE network.
iOS 6: The iPhone 5 will come equipped with the iOS 6 software which features some nifty updates. This includes a brand new maps app, which will feature turn-by-turn directions with data from TomTom. Siri’s search functionality has been updated to include sports scores, making reservations at restaurants and movie times.
Facetime: Users will be able to use Facetime over the 3G network as well, as opposed to exclusively via WiFi. AT&T users, you’re out of luck.
Release dates: Pre-orders start on September 14 and are set to ship on September 21. The iOS 6 update will launch on September 19.
Pricing: The iPhone 5 will feature the same pricing table as the 4S--$199 for the 16GB, $299 for the 32GB and $399 for the 64GB.