Apple’s iPhone 5
By Ogunleye George
Last week, Apple incorporation handed-in the long awaited all-new designed iPhone 5 to its fans.
The device is unquestionably Apple's skinniest phone, 20 percent lighter and 18-percent thinner than its predecessor –the iPhone 4S.
It’s spiced with a larger display and faster A6 chip believed to be twice as fast compared with the A5 chip, thereby giving the iPhone 5 its noticeably faster speed seen from the rate at which applications launch, web pages load, and email attachment don’t need buffering before they are displayed.
The intrinsic sleekly device significantly underwent some trendy hardware changes; the major one on the book is the screen.
The Retina display got four inches ups (0.35 inches taller than iPhone 4S) but the same width as iPhone 4S, brags with a stunning1136-by-640 resolution, which gives 18 percent more pixels and impressive 44 percent color saturation which gives it a superb imagery and capable rendering beautiful 3D vector graphics.
Apple created a new Nano-SIM card which is almost 50% smaller than a regular micro-SIM of the iPhone 4S. This forms part of the reduction in size, while the new Lightening connector replaces the 30-pin model offering it a whopping 80% reduction.
Another evolutionary advancement on the iPhone 5 is the single hybrid LTE (Long Term Evolution) chip for standard wireless communication for voice and high-speed data services, which were primarily controlled via two separate chips in most smartphones.
iPhone 5 is seen as a `true world` smartphone owing its support for various advanced network platforms, such as HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA, thus making the device highly reliable and a good travel companion around the world coupled with long-lasting batteries with up to 8 hours talk-time, 8 hours 3G browsing time and about 10 hours video playback time. Its dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity offers an accelerated Wi-Fi experience, with up to 150 Mbps.
The 8-megapixel iSight camera featured on the iPhone 4S gets a new panorama feature on the iPhone 5 with smooth motion capture and shoot up to 240 degrees.
The gyroscope and Camera app work intimately gives a seamless, high-resolution panorama that spawns up to 28 megapixels.
iSight camera is capable of capturing 1080p HD video with improved video stabilization. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera offers about 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second, with added features such as Face detection in video or still images, Autofocus, with Photo and video geo-tagging.
iOS 6 features the traditional look of Apple’s iOS as usual but with a deeper sense of simplicity and an extra line of apps, (thanks to the extended length) thus giving extra edge to apps. Maps has been rebuilt from the ground up and now looks sharper, quicker and has some flashy features such as the cool 3D Flyover that allows you to zoom right into satellite imagery and rotate around landmarks.
Siri, the virtual personal assistant apps got a facelift with upgraded features, and boosted with the ability to launch apps and post Facebook entries, send messages, schedule meetings, check the latest scores from the sports site by simple voice command.
The iPhone 5 has some worth solidified Apple’s occupancy of the top spot in smartphone technology; the new innovation on the device further drenched the competition from the likes of Galaxy S3 and Motorola’s RAZR 1.