Apple Launches iPhone 5 – Features & Specifications

Arun Chakravarthy September 12, 2012
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The year was 2007, there was a land phone in every home, cell phones came with antennas, people flocked to record stores to buy music CDs. Then the world was buzzing about a brand new invention… called the iPhone. What most people didn’t know is it’s possible to do anything on a cell phone, until Jobs and his folks came along. What good is a cell phone if it’s not entertaining? iPhone answered that question in so many ways. People can connect with each other using their favorite social networks. Music, movies, games and what not, the whole world wide web moved to a 3.5 inch screen letting people do miracles they would have never imagined years ago.

 

Speculations were mounting about the release of the new iPhone for the last few months. The World Wide Web witnessed various versions of the concept and leaked videos of iPhone 5. Google, Twitter and Facebook trends buzzed keyword iPhone 5 for months. The wait is over, marking the biggest product launch in the history of consumer goods, iPhone 5 is released in an event by Apple on 12 september 2012 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in foggy San Francisco.

 

iPhone 5 Released Marking the Biggest Product Launch in History

 

Technical Specification

 

General

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

CDMA 800 / 1900 – for Verizon

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – for Verizon

4G Network

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 – for AT&T

LTE 700 MHz Class 13 – for Verizon

Announced

2012, September

Status

Coming soon. Exp. release 2012, September 21st

 

Body

Dimensions

123.8 x 58.5 x 7.6 mm

Weight

112 g

 

Display

Type

LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch

Yes

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

 

Sound

Alert types

Vibration, propriety ringtones

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

Memory

Card slot

No

Internal

16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM

 

Data

GPRS

Yes

EDGE

Yes

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, v2.0

 

Camera

Primary

8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Features

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR

Video

Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging

Secondary

Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G

 

Features

OS

iOS 6

Chipset

Apple A6

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Messaging

iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Colors

Black, White

- nanoSIM card support only

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

- Siri natural language commands and dictation

- iCloud cloud service

- Twitter and Facebook integration

- TV-out

- iMaps

- iBooks PDF reader

- Audio/video player and editor

- Image editor

- Voice memo/command/dial

 

Battery

Standard battery, Li-Po

Stand-by

Up to 225 h (2G) / Up to 225 h (3G)

Talk time

(2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

Music play

Up to 40 h

 

Like Apple says “if you don’t have an iphone, well you don’t have an iphone”.
So what do you think? will you buy one? We really want to know what you think of the new iPhone. Answer in the comments section below.

 

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