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Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 5!

09.17.12

Author: Isabelle Leichtman

Everybody has iPhone 5 fever since Apple’s latest conference on September 12, 2012! With smart-phones being an important tool for the modern and mobile worker, AdvantEdge is always looking for the newest piece of technology to make our work and communication easier.  Here is a summary of the features that make the iPhone 5 different from its predecessors:

Faster Data Network.  Apple has introduced the use of long term evolution (LTE) data networks to their company in this product.  LTE allows for faster download speeds than any other data network on previous Apple products.  In addition, Apple will now provide an A6 chip rather than the current A5 chip used in the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S and the newest A5X chip found in the iPad 3.

Lightweight and thin.  The iPhone 5 will be 7.6mm thick (a decrease from the iPhone 4S which was 9.3 mm thick).  It will also be 20% lighter weighing in at 114 grams.

Larger Screen.  The iPhone 5 will upgrade to a 4-inch panoramic screen from the 3.5-inch screen of the iPhone 4S.  It also has 44% more color saturation, 1136 x 640-pixel resolution, 326 pixels-per-inch Retina display, and a 16:9 aspect ratio.  For those who take advantage of apps, the newest iPhone has conveniently added another row for icons!

Camera Improvement.   The new camera can snap photos 40% faster than the camera of the iPhone 4S.  This new camera will also have a panorama feature and allows you to take photos while filming a video.  Furthermore, facetime is now in high-definition due to the 720p front-facing camera.

These features represent the most significant upgrades of the iPhone 5 in comparison to the iPhone4S.  On the other hand, there are still complaints that the iPhone 5 is limited in what users can do with it.  Either way, the pre-ordered iPhone 5 has already sold-out on Apple’s website showing that people still have Apple fever even following the death of the company’s founder Steve Jobs.

For further info, Jay Yarrow of Business Insider.com shows a tweeted picture of a side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 4S vs. the iPhone 5 from New York Times reporter Jenna Wortham.

Topics: Technology

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