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  • Apple Raises The Curtain on iPhone 5


    Phil Schiller did the honors of unveiling Apple's new iPhone 5 today in San Francisco.

    While taking the covers off of the next-generation iPhone, Schiller described the device as an absolute "jewel."

    It's the thinnest and lightest iPhone Apple has produced so far at just 7.6mm thick. All told, that's 18% thinner than the last model.

    "I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that the hardware and software engineering that has gone into this product is unlike we've ever undertaken before," he said. "So, iPhone 5. It is made entirely of glass and aluminum. It's designed and built to an exacting level of standard unlike anything we, or anyone in our industry, have made before."

    As we all anticipated, the 6th generation Apple smartphone will deliver 4G LTE connectivity. "We've updated every aspect of iPhone 5. Everything has been enhanced," Schiller says, explaining that in the US, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon will support LTE on the iPhone 5. "And we have a really unique innovation with a dynamic antenna. It can automatically switch antenna connections." Similar to how the 4S worked."

    The iPhone 5 is also the biggest iPhone Apple has released in terms of screen size. You've got a 326ppi Retina display (4-inches) with 1136 x 640 resolution. In short, the new iPhone delivers the same width as before, but it's now taller.

    The A6 processor, needless to say, will dramatically speed up graphics and general CPU performance. Schiller specifically drew attention to how A6 will launch pages twice as fast as before.

    With all the new features, you may be wondering how battery life will be impacted. According to Schiller, iPhone 5 battery life won't be diminished over the iPhone 4S.

    iPhone 5 will be available in black and white. The price structure for iPhone 5 is the same as previous models: $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB. Pre-orders start on Friday the 14th for shipping on September 21st in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

    Stay with MMi for more coverage coming out of San Francisco today.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Raises The Curtain on iPhone 5 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 267 Comments
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      There are better phones than apple's out there but the SG3 isn't one of them. The HTC One X leaves the iPhone in the dust on every level except the App Store. The screen is larger but just as sharp and bright and the camera is leagues ahead.
    1. Airwaves182's Avatar
      Airwaves182 -
      Quote Originally Posted by r17019 View Post
      Hurry up Lumia 920
      +1 I'm gonna wait to see which phone is better when they're released! iPhone or lumia hmm. I've had the iPhone since it came out and I'm 18 so it's the only phone I ever had but it's getting so boring.. :/
    1. georgeD's Avatar
      georgeD -
      look at this chart...it says "waiting on the iPhone5"...guess what it means is "waiting on the iPhone5 to get them sales up".

      I would consider this "failed"...
    1. Daniel212's Avatar
      Daniel212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      The only reason the SG3 seems so innovative to so many iPhone users is because its completely different and new.. Please tell me how the SG3 (not android) is any more "revolutionary" than the iphone 5 or even the 4s for that matter??? I mean the SG3 is so innovative because no one has ever put a dual core processor in there phone right??? (talking about the usa version)... its so innovative because it has a big screen right??? cause i mean ive never seen another phone with a bigger screen.. Oh wait its super innovative because it comes with a super crap touch wiz interface isnt it?? Wait no that cant be it.. Hmmm..

      Now that i think of it the SG3 has really just changed the smartphone world with its cutting edge design, i mean where have i ever seen rounded corners and a back rounded plastic back??? oh wait i think that was on the iphone 3g/3gs..

      My point ids everyone in here is complaining about innovation and "revolutionizing" and about going to this magical s3 (which i owned for 2 weeks and got rid of) like it re-invented the smart phone game.. haha..

      I also love all the comments about how the iPhone 5 brings nothing new.. Please name something that wasnt re-done on this phone? better processor, most likely more ram (this is undisclosed at the moment but i would bet it has more) better battery, thinner, bigger screen better camera, better front facing camera, better screen design, better color saturation. Sure at glance it looks like an iPhone 4/4s, but its a phone i mean what else do you want out of a design..

      To me when i see the new iPhone in the pictures i was underwhelmed.. When i watched the keynote i was impressed. I can see that the quality has been stepped up.. One thing about the SG3 it just felt cheap. When you hold and use an apple product it feels of quality OH NO I LIKE A PRODUCT BECAUSE OF ITS QUALITY.. lol. I think its funny when people have this argument. I mean who doesnt like a good quality product?? Sure dodge SRT4 can probably out run my Subaru, but at the end of the day that SRT4 is still a neon and is made out of cheap plastic parts where as my subaru is just better quality..

      Also i like all the comments about how "now that steve jobs is dead innovation is out the window".. lol wasnt steve jobs alive to design the iPhone 4s?????

      Oh well.. im sure now the flaming on my post will begin
      +1 bro! some ppl say oh if you had the ip5 in your hand, ppl won't notice if you have the ip5. Looks like the ip4s. Like really, does it matter if they know what you have or not. It's your phone. I had every iphone and i love it. One in awhile, I see my friends or cousins with their android phones, its nice and all but to me the iphone looks sexy as hell, lol like he said the build quality really does shows how gorgeous the iphone is
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Will we b able to talk & surf @ same time on Verizon?

      Quote Originally Posted by subywrex View Post
      .. lol. I think its funny when people have this argument. I mean who doesnt like a good quality product?? Sure dodge SRT4 can probably out run my Subaru, but at the end of the day that SRT4 is still a neon and is made out of cheap plastic parts where as my subaru is just better quality..
      +5
    1. Gopher_Otis's Avatar
      Gopher_Otis -
      What LTE spectrum bands does the new iPhone support?
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      At the end if the day all of these phones are made by people making two dollars an hour. Do you think quality is a concern to them? All phones have good units and lemons no matter whose name is on them. And just because a phone has a polycarbonate body does not make it inferior.
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      I am disappointed and I hate to say it, but I'm going to wait to see what Samsung does w/ their new phone...when it comes out. Hell at this point I think I'm ready to jump if they come out w/ a Skyrocket version of their S3.

      What I don't understand is, if you are going to make it taller, how about making the screen wider as well? Not every iPhone user has girlie delicate hands. I have man hands. Because of the size of the iPhone I use a Bluetooth headset to speak w/ people. I find it annoying/inconvenient to hold it up to my head because of the size.

      I wish there was a way to port over iOS to the S3 or something. Hey they did that w/ Mountain Lion.

      I at least hope that they have improved Siri. She's racist and doesn't understand me at all. I say she's racist because whenever I ask her to call someone who isn't named Michael/Chris/Eric(and any other non normal american sounding name) she asks to surf the web for something totally different. I will say I am glad that she can help me find a call girl or the nearest medicinal dispensary. Unfortunately, I don't need an escort....
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      There are better phones than apple's out there but the SG3 isn't one of them. The HTC One X leaves the iPhone in the dust on every level except the App Store. The screen is larger but just as sharp and bright and the camera is leagues ahead.
      Sorry to disagree. The HTC One X felt like a toy to me too compared to iPhone. Nowhere near the quality - and Android OS is just inferior by every objectively measurable standard - which doesn't help the OneX's chances of being considered quality.

      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Will we b able to talk & surf @ same time on Verizon?
      We've been able to do that forever with iPhones on AT&T. I thought Verizon could too.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Xiavia View Post
      I at least hope that they have improved Siri. She's racist and doesn't understand me at all. I say she's racist because whenever I ask her to call someone who isn't named Michael/Chris/Eric(and any other non normal american sounding name) she asks to surf the web for something totally different. I will say I am glad that she can help me find a call girl or the nearest medicinal dispensary. Unfortunately, I don't need an escort....
      Laughed my a*ss off at this!!! So true. Never thought of Siri as "racist" - but well said!! ROFL!!
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      I dont really care much for the new iphone. I was with Apple for a long time but then left Apple awhile ago to move to Android. Even after seeing the new iphone there is nothing Apple has done to even make me think about coming back. Most of the new features i already have now. I was so glad to get away from using itunes for one. Also being able to back up my phone image is a huge plus. Im not an "Android fan boy" or "Apple fan boy". I buy the phone that I want. But I have to say..you people with the Android sucks...phone always reboots blah blah blah...The only time I have ever had my Android phones reboot..and that is very rare... is when I install something I shouldnt have. It would be the same thing as installing a Cydia tweak that want made for your IOS version or jsut a bad file and the springboard crashes or phone locks up...but i know..that has never happened to your iphone right? I have never ever had an stock Android phone reboot or have issues. Just seems like Apple waited 2 years to come up with 2010 specs on the phone. just my 2 cents..
    1. krusher's Avatar
      krusher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
      Disappointed with the iP5, very disappointed. But I'll not be buying a GS3. Why? Because one thing Apple products are is polished and that's what I like.
      Samsung products I'm sure are great but they, (to me at least), feel and look horrid.

      I don't even know if I'll upgrade to this actually.
      Sooooo agree.
      darn. wonder whats going to be the thing of this decade?
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Laughed my a*ss off at this!!! So true. Never thought of Siri as "racist" - but well said!! ROFL!!
      Seriously. I say "call Amit" or "Majin" and she'll ask to surf the web for something. I wanna be like "B**** tell me how you really feel about calling my friends!!!"
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Xiavia View Post
      Seriously. I say "call Amit" or "Majin" and she'll ask to surf the web for something. I wanna be like "B**** tell me how you really feel about calling my friends!!!"
      Lmaoooooo
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      delete
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      To all haters just wanted to said this: android is the best in every way, looks better, works better and feel better... Right : then why the hell everybody goes crazy and make the longer lines u have ever seen over iphones and iPads ????? I have both iPhone 4s and galaxy s3 sorry but galaxy s3 feels cheap and fake now the
      4s feels so nice, perfect
      Size... Runs much better, looks much better and yea the galaxy s3 looks much better in a box under my bed.
    1. dReAdLoKdEmOn's Avatar
      dReAdLoKdEmOn -
      Quote Originally Posted by seh6183 View Post
      Widgets? It would be great if apple supported them. Slapping those things Apple calls widgets on the notification shade doesn't count as a widget.
      I'm pretty sure that the "widgets" he mentioned are the widgets from jb-ing....we all know apple doesn't offer "real widgets". I think most everyone on here wouldn't own an iphone if it couldn't be modded.
    1. GUNNY29's Avatar
      GUNNY29 -
      I would have an iPhone whether or not there was a jailbreak available.

      When I spend 500 for a phone I want quality not something that resembles a child's toy
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      I'm a little disappointed with iPhone5 looks but still buying 😃
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zplit View Post
      To all haters just wanted to said this: android is the best in every way, looks better, works better and feel better... Right : then why the hell everybody goes crazy and make the longer lines u have ever seen over iphones and iPads ????? I have both iPhone 4s and galaxy s3 sorry but galaxy s3 feels cheap and fake now the
      4s feels so nice, perfect
      Size... Runs much better, looks much better and yea the galaxy s3 looks much better in a box under my bed.

      As most things posted here...thats your opinion and your entitled to have it so thank you. You do realize people here are a small percentage of the population that actually care about Apple or Android specs? The "normal" everyday consumer im sure doesnt really care about quad core...or RAM. And again..thats my opinion.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I don't care what all y'all say!!!

      I just unlocked my in-contract 64GB & 16GB ip4S' to fund the iPhone 5s I'm gonna buy!!! Thnx again, blkcadi!

      Suck it!