The new iPhone comes up with a 4-inch screen, the largest-ever on an iPhone, which has sported 3.5-inch screens since the launch in 2007. ,Retina Display
7.6 mm thick is the world’s thinnest smartphone, 18 per cent thinner than its predecessor.
The iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams, 20 per cent lighter than 4S.
The phone runs on Apple A6 chip, which is twice as fast and powerful as the A5 chip used in the previous version of the phone. It will access the latest LTE cellular networks and feature a battery that’s good for 10 hours of web browsing over Wi-fi.
The camera is built around an 8-megapixel sensor and features a precision five-element lens for better low light performance and 40 per cent faster photo capture.
Apple also improved video capture and the phone’s audio system, including a noise-cancelling earpiece
One big change - the new iPhone is getting a new connector to attach to computers and chargers. It had been using the same one from the iPod.
Also as expected, Apple is releasing a new version of its phone software, iOS 6. It will have a new mapping software, as Apple ditches the one from Google it had been using. The new software will have turn-by-turn voice navigation, a feature Google had limited to Android versions of its mapping app.
Apple said the phone’s virtual assistant, Siri, will be giving the directions.
LTE. The right way.
You rely on your iPhone. So a thin, light design and outstanding battery life are important to you. But so is a fast data connection. LTE wireless technology is built for speed, but adding it to a phone can create bulk and drain battery life quickly. iPhone 5 does LTE the right way — optimized for better battery life and designed for ultrafast connectivity in a thin profile. The very things you want most from your smartphone.2
Next-generation cellular and wireless connectivity.
iPhone 5 supports more networks all over the world. That includes advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA. Browse, download, and stream content at ultrafast speeds. Dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity accelerates your Wi-Fi experience, too — up to 150 Mbps
Improved A6 Chip
Faster CPU performance.
With the new A6 chip, just about everything you do on iPhone 5 is noticeably faster — up to twice as fast compared with the A5 chip. So apps launch, web pages load, and email attachments appear almost instantly.
The A6 chip also offers graphics performance that’s up to twice as fast as the A5. So you can power through graphics-intensive apps and games. And enjoy higher frame rates for smoother, more realistic gameplay.
Even better battery life.
Not only is the A6 chip custom designed to be fast, it’s custom designed to work with iOS 6 to be extremely power efficient. So even at its accelerated speed, iPhone 5 has more than enough battery power to last throughout the day — up to 8 hours of browsing on a cellular connection, up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 10 hours of video playback time.4