As expected, Apple has unveiled the iPhone 5.Design and technical features are largely ahead of the idea became known rumors. The display is 4 inches tall and has a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels. The pixel density is as usual at 326 ppi.The iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams and is 7.6 mm thin. The height is 123.8 mm. According to Apple, it is thus the world’s thinnest and lightest smartphone. At least in comparison to its predecessor, and the Samsung Galaxy S III tune these details: The Android device weighs 133 grams and with dimensions of 137 x 71 x 8.6 mm is a bit bulky. The housing is not, as with the iPhone 4 and 4S from completely glass, but for the most part made of aluminum.
Like the previous model, there is the iPhone 5 with 16, 32 and 64 GB. In conjunction with a two-year contract, it is in the U.S. for 199, 299 and $ 399 available. German prices were not yet finalized at. The sale starts on 21 September in Australia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and USA. A week later it will be available in 22 other countries, including Austria and Switzerland. Pre-orders are from 14 September accepted.
The LTE support covers more countries than is the case with the third-generation iPad. In the compatibility list appears as a German provider but only on the telecom. It remains to be seen whether the iPhone 5 is also compatible with other LTE networks.
According to Apple, the iPhone 5 is compared to the 4S get twice the performance. Therefore, the new A6 processor is responsible. About the technical details of the chip did Apple do not.Presumably it is but a quad-core processor. Due to optimized chip production to the A6 be significantly more energy efficient than its predecessor. Therefore, the iPhone 5 also provides a longer battery life than the iPhone 4S.
To take photos and videos in the new iPhone 5 has done little in comparison to the iPhone 4S. It still comes with a sensor 8 megapixels used. However, the attached for video calling on the front lens can now record in 720p. Its predecessor in this regard was standard VGA resolution. IOS 6 supports the Camera app the panorama mode. This is to landscape shots with up to 28 megapixels possible. The feature can but with a trick also be activated for iOS 5.
As expected, there is the iPhone 5 and a new dock connector. Apple calls the new port Lightning connector. This supports Thunderbolt and is compared to the current 30-pin connector significantly smaller. With an appropriate adapter should be previously available accessories can be used on.