The iPhone 5 is Here!

iPhone 5

Apple launched the much awaited iPhone 5 yesterday at a media event in San Francisco. The new model has a 4 inches retina display and a redesigned body as the key upgrades which are visually apparent. The other key features are:

  • LTE
  • Ultrafast wireless with 802.11 a/b/g/n with simultaneous dual band delivering up to 150Mbps
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 8-megapixel iSight camera with Panorama
  • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Lightning connector (upgrade to the 30 pin dock connector)
  • Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm), Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm), Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm) & Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

The iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone yet and apple has achieved some amazing engineering feats in getting it together. Some of them are:

  • Integrated touch sensors in the screen
  • Single chip for voice & data
  • The A6 processor delivering twice as fast graphics & CPU performance over A5 and still consuming lesser battery
  • The new apple EarPods
  • Redesigned iSight camera with Sapphire crystal
  • All digital adaptable reversible Lightning connector
  • Nano sim

The iPhone 5 is available for pre order in the first batch of countries starting today and will ship on 21 September. Apple plans to launch it in 100 countries by December of this year. Here are some high resolution images:

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Here is an official video from Apple explaining what went into making the iPhone 5:

The iPhone 5 should launch in India by this Diwali (assumably at the previous absurd pricing of the iPhone 4S). It is best to get the unlocked models from the US which are priced at $649, $749 & $849 for 16Gb, 32GB and 64Gb respectively. We suggest to wait until it is officially available in India as it uses the nano sim. The smallest available sim cards in India are micro sim whose chip is bigger than the whole nano sim. So you cannot crop it and pop it in your iPhone 5 like we did with the normal sim cards. There are rumors that Airtel, Vodafone and Aircel have placed orders of nano sim cards indicating that the India launch is imminent. We believe that October is going to be the time when Apple might launch it in India.

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