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The iPhone 5 Includes Massive Improvements Over the iPhone 4s

The iPhone 5 was released to the public in September and the unit has quite a bit to offer the tech savvy consumer.  The phone is offered in a 16GB,  32GB, or 64GB capacity and it offers myriad improvements over the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s configurations.  In fact, the iPhone 5 serves as a complete rebuilt phone when compared to older versions and it is larger, longer with a whole host of coveted features like a speedier A6 processer, turn by turn navigation, and a super trim, sleek design.

The iPhone 5’s Design

The exterior of this new iPhone measures 2.31 inches in width by 0.3 inches in depth by 4.87 inches in height.  The device weighs 3.95 ounces so the unit is impressively thin, light, and highly portable.  The diagonal measurement of the touch screen display is 4 inches so the screen is larger than that of the iPhone 4 or 4s.  The display on the gadget hosts the same olephobic glass coating found on the iPhone 4s so that the display remains fingerprint proof and the touch screen is manufactured out of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.  The muli-touch display has an 800:1 contrast ratio.

The display screen is made with a capacitive touch screen offering up 16M colors; the display has an LED backlit IPS TFT feature and it has a 640 x 1136 pixel resolution.  The display on the iPhone 5 is being called the thinnest ever made with retina display with integrated touch technologies; this means that rather than giving you a display that has a layer of electrodes situated between pixels, the pixels now do all the work by displaying the image will simultaneously working as touch sensing electrodes.  This new technology lends to greater clarity and helps in making the device as thin as it can possibly be.

The backside of the iPhone 5 is manufactured out of anodized 6000 series aluminum; this is the identical material to be found in notebooks manufactured by the same company.  The unit has inlays at the bottom and top of the device manufactured out of either pigmented or ceramic glass, depending on the unit a consumer buys.  The white and silver iPhones come with ceramic glass inlays and the black and slate devices come with the pigmented glass inlays.

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Controls and Inputs

You can get the unit in a white and silver or black and slate colored casing.  External buttons are nicely sized and easy to manipulate; buttons and controls include:

  • On/Off  Sleep/Wake controls
  • Volume Up/Down controls
  • Ring/Silent controls
  • Home button

The iPhone 5 has several inputs as well including the:

  • 3.5mm stereo headphone minijack
  • On/Off  Sleep/Wake
  • Microphone
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Lightning Connector

The Battery Life

Like its predecessors, the iPhone 5 is powered by a lithium ion battery; this unit is fitted with an Li-Po 1440 mAh standard battery.  When charged, the user can listen to music up to forty hours.  If using the 2G or 3G version the user can talk up to 8 hours with a single battery charge.  If the unit is put on standby the battery will last up to 225 hours in the 2G and 3G configurations.  Users can browse the Internet for 8 to 10 hours with a single charge. The unit can be charged through the use of a USB connection to a computer or through a compatible power adapter.

The iPhone 5’s Camera

The camera has a lens that looks like glass but it is really made of a sapphire crystal.  The sapphire crystal has a hardness that is second to the hardness of diamonds so it makes the lens highly scratch resistant.  The unit features an 8 Megapixel camera with an LED flash, autofocus features and a resolution of 3265 x 2448 pixels.  The camera has geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus, and it can record images and high definition video simultaneously.  Videos can be recorded in a 1080p resolution at a rate of 30 frames per second and the unit has video stabilization and an LED video light.

Supported Audio and Video Files

Users of the iPhone 5 will find that device can handle a variety of audio and video files.  In terms of audio, compatible audio files include:

  • WAV
  • Protected AAC
  • MP3 VBR
  • MP3
  • HE-ACC
  • Audible – formats 2, 3, 4, and Audible Enhanced
  • Apple Lossless
  • AIFF
  • AAX+
  • AAX
  • AAC – 8 to 320 Kbps  

Supported video formats for the iPhone 5 include:

  • Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio
  • MPEG-4 video
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
  • High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio
  • H.264 video

Additional Features

The iPhone 5 can be programmed in more than 30 languages; the device is sold with a lightning to USB cable, a USB power adapter, device documentation and Apple EarPods with Remote and Microphone.  The device is made with environmentally friendly materials too; it is PVC free, has an enclosure made of recyclable aluminum, a display glass made of arsenic free materials, and the LED backlit feature is mercury free.  The phone is brominated flame retardant free as well.

Conclusion

The iPhone 5 has been made with superior technologies.  The consumer looking to upgrade to the unit will find it more than a worthy buy; the device is lighter, thinner, faster, and more attractive than ever before.  With features like iCloud, access to more than 700000 Apps, all new stereo sound EarPods, Siri, video recording and a speedy A6 processing chip, the consumer has so much to look forward to in the iPhone 5.