iPhone 5 'just screams' with larger screen, thinner body
Hotly anticipated gadget available September 21
of the most hotly anticipated gadgets of the year, the iPhone 5 will be
available September 21 at all Apple stores. The new iPhone is sleeker,
lighter and thinner than the iPhone 4S, with a much larger screen. The
ace in its sleeve is the new, faster processor called the Apple A6,
making it far quicker for internet browsing. "It just screams," Apple
marketing chief Phil Schiller says.
The iPhone 5 starts at a very reasonable $200 with a two-year mobile contract. Pre-orders for the device will begin tomorrow, Friday.
The iPhone 5 is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the current version. The phone's four-inch screen, measured diagonally, compared to a 3.5-inch screen on previous versions of the phone. It is the same width as the iPhone 4S, but is taller. The iPhone 5 is made entirely of glass and aluminum.
Some are already anticipating a backlash with the new phone. The iPhone 5 comes with a different-sized charging cord, meaning speakers and radios designed to work with the old iPhone cord won't function seamlessly with the new iPhone. Apple has created an adapter, so the old devices aren't useless.
Apple calls this new cord "lightning," and says it is 80 percent smaller than the previous iPhone cord.
Apple has also announced an update to its mobile operating system, iOS 6, which accommodates the larger iPhone 5 screen.
The system adds another row of icons to the phone's home screen and includes a new, 3-D version of digital maps. A feature called Passbook lets people pull up airline tickets or payment apps from the locked home screen.
In addition to the new phone, Apple has also unveiled a new line of iPods, including an iPod nano with a 2.5-inch touch-screen. retailing at $150, the nano is able to pause live radio. Apple headphones have also been updated. Called Earpods, they have better audio quality and a new look.
Apple, along with other tech companies are rushing to get their products our in time for the holiday season, where they will battle it out for consumer dollars in an increasingly crowded mobile-device market.
The late Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone six years ago on a stage just one block away in the Moscone Center.
© 2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2014
Respect for Women: That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.
Vocations: That many young people may accept the Lordís invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.
Rate This Article
Leave a Comment
More Technology News
- Debate between scientists over details of evolution becomes heated
- DRAMATIC DEATH IN SPACE - Astronomers watch as an entire galaxy bleeds to death before their eyes
- Duck and Cover! Asteroid 2014 DX110 will buzz Earth today and you can watch it happen!
- 330-foot long aircraft hailed the largest in the world
- GIBBERISH! More than 100 articles in scientific journals found to balderdash
- New super pill could prolong human longevity
- Vintage cheese - found on the chests of 3,500-year-old mummies!
- Boeing producing 'BLACK' a super-spy phone worthy of James Bond
- Why the Kepler planet discovery changes ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!
- Fr. Paul Schenck: Finding Living Faith on Catechetical Sunday
- The Movie Yellow: Incest as 'Normal' and Cassavates's Slides Into the World of Woes
- The Chicago School Teachers Strike Reveals the Need For School Choice
- The Sexual Barbarians and the Dissolution of Culture
- The Happy Priest Challenges Us to Ask: Who is Jesus to Me?
- Michael Coren on Canadian Public Schools: Teachers, leave those kids alone
- We Cannot Ignore Our Consciences: Cardinal Dolan On Religious Liberty
- In the Face of Danger, Successor of Peter Travels to Lebanon as a Messenger of Peace
- Reflections on the Dignity and Vocation of Women: Who or What?