Finally, Apple launched the iPhone 5, from Thursday midnight, the new iPhone 5 became available for pre-order online though the Apple, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T sites.
Hence only contract pricing for the device has been released for the US market, starting from $199 for the 16GB version , $299 for the 32GB version and $399 for the 64GB version.
The above given price does not include taxes and hence you can expect it cost an additional 7-10% depending on where your shipping address is.
Here we are giving some of the key specs of iPhone 5.
Size and weight :
- Height : 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
- Width : 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
- Depth : 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
- Weight : 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
Cellular and Wireless :
- GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
- CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
- GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
- Retina display
- 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
- 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
- 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Camera And Video :
- 8-megapixel iSight camera
- Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
- FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
- Tap to focus video or still images
- Face detection in video or still images
- LED flash
- Improved video stabilization
- Photo and video geotagging
Power and Battery :
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
- Talk time : Up to 8 hours on 3G
- Standby time : Up to 225 hours
- Internet use : Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
- Video playback : Up to 10 hours
- Audio playback : Up to 40 hours
A little warning that iPhone warranty is applicable in only the country of purchase unlike iPads and Macs which have global warranty.