The iPhone 5 debuted September 2012 and picks up where the iPhone 4 left off. While many features have been added, the most noticeable one is the iPhone’s new size. Where the previous model offered a 3.5-inch screen, this one adds another half inch to its display. Yet, the iPhone 5 is also thinner and lighter than its predecessor.
Apple put the new, 4 inch screen to good use by adding a retina display that provides 1,136×640 resolution. The iPhone 5 is equipped with an A6 processor chip that makes for much faster speeds. Thanks to 4G LTE support, this new version also has improved wireless capabilities.
With the iPhone 5, Apple has introduced a new version of the earbuds. Apple completely redesigned them so that the buds enter the ear at an angle and fit the contours better. The 8MP iSight camera is also an improvement over prior versions (amongst other things, it includes a panorama view) and comes ready to work with the new iOS 6 operating system.
iOS 6 adds a number of benefits as well. The Maps app, for example, is completely redone. Apple ditched the prior Google Maps version and made their own app that includes turn-by-turn directions. Other apps Apple designed for the iPhone 5 include Passbook (a digital wallet for storing important e-documents), better integration with the iCloud, FaceTime, AirPlay for Apple TV, a number of call management tools and more. Siri was given an overhaul as well.
To date, the iPhone 5 has been a huge success, keeping what the prior model offered and improving on it. While Apple is gearing up to debut their iPhone 6 within the coming months, there is still plenty to love about the iPhone 5.
|Manufacturer Part Number||MD659LL/A|
|Universal Product Code||492550400162, 885909600137|
|Network Speed||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Network Type||GSM / EDGE / CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B / UMTS / HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA / LTE|
|Radio Frequency||GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B 800/1900/2100 UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 LTE 1/3/5/13/25|
|Battery Technology||Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery|
|Time of Operation||Up to 480 min|
|Battery Life||Up to 225 hr|
|Display Size||4 in.|
|Screen Resolution||1136 x 640 pixels|
|Touch Screen Capable||Yes|
|GPS Built In||Yes|
|Base to Top||4.87 in.|
|Top to Bottom||0.3 in.|
|Weighs In||3.95 oz|