1. Apple A6 processor
As we all know, CPU acts as the most important part in a smartphone and Apple has indeed made a great enhancement on iPhone 5’s processor, with boasting an A6 CPU. According to Apple’s claims, the A6 chip is two twice faster than the A5 chip that is inside the iPhone 4S.
2. 4-inch Retina Display with 1136-by-640p resolution
To remain the top-notch screen quality, the Retain Display that you can find on iPhone 4S is also equipped on iPhone 5. Apple has expanded the screen size from 3.5-inch to 4-inch, but still keeping the same total resolution at 326 pixels per inch. What have been changed are the 1,136x640 total pixel count and the 16:9 aspect ratio. When you get an iPhone 5 at hand, you will find that the screen is big, bright and crisp, with a highly improved visual experience.
3. 4G LTE support
With LTE gradually becoming the mainstream network connectivity, it is really not a surprise to see the new iPhone 5 is packed with 4G LTE, which will bring a pretty fast mobile browsing speed. However, what might bother us is that 4G LTE is not support by a large proportion of countries.
4. Lightning dock connector
Personally, the biggest change of iPhone 5 is that Apple creates a new way to plug your iPhone in. There is a much smaller connector port at the bottom of this newly unveiled mobile. Although it is a quite nice ideal for a much smaller connector, it will cause some disturbances for those who possess the original Apple connectors.
5. Upgraded software: iOS 6
The iPhone 5 is powered by the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS – iOS 6, which is with a slew of brand-new features. Perhaps the most significant change is the Map app. We know Apple has abandoned Google’s Map and tends to create its own mapping service. Although Google's Map app is quite excellent, individually, I hope the Apple Map will bring us a surprise.
Besides, the call quality of iPhone 5 is improved thanks to the built-in three microphones and the battery life is enhanced with a much longer playing time. What I should mention here is that there is basically no big change on the camera of iPhone 5. And like before, iPhone 5 will come in 16, 32 and 64 GB options and the prices of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB are $199, $299, $399 respectively. On September 21, it will go on sale in nine countries: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Anyone in those countries can start to preorder iPhone 5 from September 14.
To let you get a better understanding of the difference between iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, today I will also show you a comparison chart to let you know what have been changed and what have been kept same.
When comparing it with the last generation iPhone 4, seemingly there are just few surprises on this new offering. Are you the one that is excited about the release of iPhone 5, or just the person feeling so disappointed?