Apple i-phone 5: Unveiled


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Apple on Wednesday took the wraps off the iPhone 5, the thinnest-ever version of a smartphone that yields the majority of its profit and helped it become the world's most valuable corporation.

The latest iPhone comes as Apple tries to fend off competition that has reached fever-pitch. The iPhone 5 sports a larger 4-inch "retina" display, ability to surf a high-speed 4G LTE network, and is 20 percent lighter than the previous iPhone 4S.

Here are the top 10 features of the sixth generation of Apple's iPhone, called the iPhone 5:

1. The phone has a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels at 326 ppi.

2. The iPhone 5 weighs 112g, and is 20 per cent lighter than the iPhone 4S.

3. At 7.6 mm, the iPhone 5 is 18 per cent thinner than its predecessor.

4. Apple iPhone 5 runs iOS 6. iOS 6 software will be available on Wednesday, September 19 as a free software update.

5. The iPhone 5 comes with an 8 megapixel (3264x2448) camera. The lens is the same as the 4S, but thinner. The Apple iPhone5 comes with 4G LTE.

6. The iPhone 5 "is made entirely of glass and aluminum," said Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, at the iPhone 5 launch event, adding "You see we're able to add a 5th row of icons."

7. Apple iPhone5 boasts of 40 per cent faster image capture than the iPhone 4S.

8. It is powered by the A6 chip - 2X faster CPU, 2X faster graphics, 22 per cent smaller.

9. Apple iPhone 5 gets panorama mode. Resultant images are 28 megapixels huge. Apple iPhone 5 lets users take photos while recoding video.

10. Apple iPhone 5 gets a new connector - Lightning. It has all digital, 8-signal design, and is 80 per cent smaller than its predecessor.

iPhone 5 comes in either white and silver or black and slate, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model.

Apple's iPhone 5 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21, and customers can pre-order their iPhone 5 beginning Friday, September 14.

The iPhone 5 will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Now, iPhone 4S will also be available for just $99 (US) and iPhone 4 will be available for free with a two-year contract.

(Source: source:ET)

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Have been hearing that since eternity. Windows phones proved to be a dud!

MS can't create the sort of eco-system Android & IOS have managed to create.

Most importantly it is incapable of creating that hype/buzz around its products, so I won't go as far as waiting for a dumb Windows Phone!Period.

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Have been hearing that since eternity. Windows phones proved to be a dud!

MS can't create the sort of eco-system Android & IOS have managed to create.

Most importantly it is incapable of creating that hype/buzz around its products!

Windows was ahead of time bringing the smart phones & when they didn't sell well; MS stoped research on them & now when Androids & Iphones are hit, they are comming back with Windows 8! & always remember wheter it's a car, cellphone or a candy, it take certain ammount of time to established in market! Android & Apple has also gone through such phases, (Today MS Swift is one of the best selling cars, but when It was launched in 2004, for 2/3 years it wasn't able to cross 4-digit sells!) but mark my words, by 2014 more than 30% of smartphone's will be running on windows 8! Just look at Windows 8 preview on youtube!

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Market price ~50k.Period.

Im not upgrading as of now. Saw the 5 in flesh, did not like. Its a dis-proportional device, too long & narrow at the width.

@CarCrazyASTL, Im not a fortune teller but according to the present day market dynamics, Win. phones don't stand a chance. Lets see what's in store for future! Im not optimistic on Win. phones.

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First, let me make one thing clear.

I am not exactly an Apple fan. Neither am I a Microsoft fan.

Being a simple and down-to-earth guy, I see little use in the

so-called earth-shattering and wow-factor features these

smart phones, of late, are offering. More often than not,

the products are either ill-suited or half-baked or not

backward-compatible. The so-called ecosystem that these

products force a user to get adjusted to, is highly proprietary

and non-compatible with those existing now.

Even the latest IPhone is not perfect, if one is looking for

perfection in a device. Just look at the Maps fiasco or the

thin and small lightening connector or the little-use 4G LTE

or ....

Apple has got the company of MS, Google etc., also in this

mad rush to bring in such little-or-no-use upgrades or products

at a very high price points and with steep learning curves.

Somehow, I feel people are getting onto this bandwagon and

wasting their money, time and energy on such half-baked,

ill-suited and non-compatible products.

What we need is not the leading-edge products but better suited

products for daily use.

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Feb 14 is approaching fast

Confused between a iPhone 5 64GB (WHITE) or iPad 4 Gen 64GB WIFI-CELLULAR (WHITE)

Leaving the screen size alone,Which of them is a better device


1) iPhone 5 being offered at EMIs now whereas there is no EMI option on the iPad.

2) Asking the receiver is not an option. :D

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