iPhone 5 Officially Announced

Releasing on September 21st for $199.

As expected, today Apple announced the iPhone 5. And in today’s age of leaked content and footage there really is no surprise on the look of it. It it a two toned back and 4″ elongated screen like the leaked photos over the past few days. The phone will come loaded with iOS 6 straight out of box and the new, smaller A6 chip which is twice as fast as the A5 and allow for 2X better graphics.

The camera will be the same as the 4S with a few improvements including 40% faster shutter speed and a built in panoramic mode as well as having facial detection for up to ten people. The back camera will be able to shoot 1080p video and the front will get to shoot our ugly mugs in 720p.

Battery life has been improved with 225 hours of standby time and can even run 8 hours on 4G LTE.

Size Matters

Like I said before the phone is getting a bump in screen size to 4″ but it will be longer and not wider. Also the iPhone 5 will be 20% lighter and 18% thinner than the 4S. Apple said that they did this because they believe you should be able to handle everything on your phone with one hand (maybe a dig at such phones as the Galaxy Note).

The new power connector is also going smaller and is called Lightning. It is 80% smaller and digital. Apple has an adapter ready to sell if you want to use your stockpile of old iPhone or iPod cords with the new phones as well.

Siri update my status…wait wait!

Don’t worry Siri users, the digital chick is getting a few upgrades to. First off you will now be able to update your Facebook using the service which I can already tell is going to be so much fun to watch certain people’s drunken Siri talks accidentally go up for all to see. For the sports fan you can now ask Siri about your favorite team and get live score updates on the screen.

Apple said that the iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order on September 14th and released on September 21st. The prices are the same as when the 4S released last year so $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB. The 4S will drop to $99 and the 4 will become free with a two year contract.

What say all of you? Is it a big enough jump to get rid of your 4 or even your 4S?



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