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Everything You Need to Know About The iPhone 5

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Apple’s press conference today had Apple fanboys and haters alike glued to their computers as Apple’s CEO Tim Cook finally releaved the much-anticipated Apple iPhone 5.

While there weren’t any MAJOR revelations, it’s probably still worth upgrading to if you’ve got an iPhone 4 or earlier. Heck, I can probably make money by upgrading, since old iPhone 4’s still command quite a bit of $$ on the secondary market!

If you want the nitty-gritty, head on over to Gizmodo or Engadget. Otherwise, here’s a quick overview on what’s new:

  • Larger Screen – 4-inch screen, 5 rows of apps instead of 4, 326ppi Retina display (1136×640 resolution) – 44% better color saturation.
  • Ultrafast wireless (802.11n at up to 150Mbps) and LTE (4G speed with a max of 100Mbps).
  • Partially metal back – glass and aluminum.
  • Thinnest and lightest – 18% thinner (7.6mm), 20% lighter (112 grams).
  • Available on Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon – All with 4G LTE.
  • Powered by A6 chip – 2x faster than iPhone 4S’s A5 chip, also more energy-efficient.
  • Battery life improved – 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 30 hours of video and 225 hours of standby.
  • Updated camera – Five-element lense, 8 megapixel sensor, backside illumination, hybrid infrared filter (which will yield better color), and a nice f/2.4 aperture. Also has a new dynamic low light mode, and the lense cover is sapphire crystal. Includes panorama mode, video face detection, and a better front FaceTime camera.
  • Upgraded audio – Improved microphones with noise cancelation for clearer calls, and better quality speakers.
  • New 8-pin dock connector is called Lightning. Comes with an adapter so you can still use your old dock accesories.

As expected, the iPhone 5 will be available in black and white. And the pricing is the same as the outgoing iPhone 4S – $199 for 16GB. $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB.

Pre-orders start September 14, with the phones shipping a week later.

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