The wait is finally over! Apple has just announced the latest iteration of their famous flagship smartphone. The key feature of their newest iPhone, simply dubbed the iPhone 5, is a new A6 chip running under the hood, along with the iOS 6.
The iPhone 5 will feature a 4 inch display, which is slightly taller than its predecessor’s screen, albeit slightly taller. The screen will support a maximum resolution of 1136 x 640, with a pixel density of 326ppi. It will also support full sRGB rendering, which means roughly 44% better color saturation.
The A6 chip that will be running things under the hood of the iPhone 5 is said to be 22% smaller than the A5, yet has twice the amount of CPU and GPU power, while also consuming less power. Because of this, the iPhone 5 is said to have 8 hours of 3G/LTE talk time or 10 hours of browsing over WiFi.
The iPhone 5 comes with an 8 megapixel f/2.4 iSight camera, with the more powerful A6 chip increasing the camera’s speed by as much as 40% while improving the performance in low light situations and noise-conducive shooting situations. The A6 chip also enables the camera to take still pictures and record a video simultaneously.
The iPhone 5 has a 7.6mm thin body, which weighs only 112g and is both thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the iPhone 4s. The connector is also around 80% smaller, which could spell bad news for people who use speaker docks that use the connector.
Apple iPhone 5 specs:
4-inch display @ 1136×640 pixel, 326 ppi
Apple A6 chip
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
HSPA+, LTE up to 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Assisted GPS and GLONASS
8MP rear camera, LED flash
1.2MP front-facing camera @ 720p
Apple will open pre-orders for the iPhone 5 on the 14th, and will start shipping units on the 21st. The first countries to get their own iPhone 5 are US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.