Apple iPhone 5
Released September, 2012
The Pros:Thinner and lighter than other iPhones. Big retina display. More durable connector.
The Cons:Not many improvements over 4S, other than form factor. No Google Maps. At 4" it still is on the small side of smartphones.
The iPhone 5 is Apple's much anticipated sequel to the iPhone 4S. This has been the first major upgrade to the iPhone series since the iPhone 4 and has integrated quite a few of Apple's latest technologies into the device.
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The most notable difference between the iPhone 5 and its predecessor is the faster A6 chip. This speed increase will allow for much faster apps and overall efficiency of the iPhone.
- A6 chip
- 4" retina display
- 3.95 oz (112 grams)
- 8 MP camera
- 1080p HD video
- iOS 6
- 720p HD video for FaceTime
- Lightning connector
- Nano-SIM card
- Capacities: 16GB/32GB/64GB
Improvements over iPhone 4S
- Chip speed
- Bigger display (4" vs 3.5")
- Overall nicer formfactor (thinner, lighter and bigger display)
- Better FaceTime video
- Nano-SIM card (no micro-SIM)
- Better connector
- Improved battery life
User Reviews (53)
Thinner and lighter than other iPhones
Fully integrated with iCloud
Siri on iOS 6 is capable of more interaction
Not many improvements over 4S, other than form factor
At 4" it still is on the small side of smartphones
You have to pay $29.99 for an adapter to convert to get old power cables to work
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