Apple Launches New iPhone 5 with 4″ Retina Display and A6 Processor

Written by JC Pulido III. Posted in News, Smartphones

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Published on September 13, 2012 with No Comments

It looks like the rumor mill wasn’t far off with the iPhone 5 which was announced earlier today.

In fact, most if not all of the specs were spot on such as the larger, widescreen 4″ Retina display. It also has the new A6 processor which, as Apple says, delivers twice the performance in processing as well as the graphics. It will also come with iOS 6 out of the box.

With the larger display, the iPhone 5 is taller but is thinner and lighter than the previous generation iPhone with its anodized aluminum body. While the rear camera still has an 8MP sensor, it has been redesigned to fit the thinner form factor of the iPhone 5. The lens cover is now made of sapphire crystal which should resist scratches better than glass. The Facetime HD front camera allows for 720p video for high quality video conferencing.

The biggest addition to the iPhone 5 is the addition of LTE and DC-HSPA for even faster data speeds. The iPhone 5 also features dual-band WiFi at 2.4GHz and 5GHz and Bluetooth 4.0.

Apple has also replaced, what it calls, the Legacy 30-pin connector with the 8-pin “Lightning” connector which is not only smaller but reversible as well. This mean you won’t have to find the correct orientation.

The iPhone 5 will be available in Black and White on September 21 in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the UK. More countries will have the new smartphone on the 28th and should be available worldwide by December.

There is no word on Philippine availability of the iPhone 5 but from what Globe has been doing here and here, it looks like Apple’s smartphone is coming sooner than later.