iPhone5 Revealed

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the long awaited iPhone5 today.  Here is the quick scoop:

  • No iPad mini announcement today– presumably will be in October
  • IOS 6 will be released September 19, 2012

New iPhone


Evolution of the iPhone





  • 4 inch diagonal screen   (compared to 3.5 inches for 4S)
  • Thinner and lighter than 4S –7.6 mm thick and 18% thinner.  20% lighter than the iPhone 4S.
  • Better resolution than 4S
  • 4G wireless data network compatible
  • Camera 8 Megapixel– same as 4S, but some lighting and effect features added.  Front camera 720  hd capable.  Rear 1080 hd (same)
  • New processor A6 which Apple says has double the capability of processor in 4S
  • New improved battery claimed
  • two additional microphones
  • Pricing same as 4S  (see below)
  • Preorders start Sept 19, 2012



A complete comparison of the 4S and 5 can be found at http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-whats-changed/

Frankly, I do not see any compelling reason to upgrade from my 4S.  What do you think?







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