Apple’s latest iPhone has been announced and confirmed as the iPhone 5 at today’s event in San Francisco.
Many of the rumoured changes to Apple’s handset appear to have been correct. The handset seen at Apple’s event is composed of glass and a metal back-plate (aluminum). The iPhone 5 features a larger 4″ Retina Display (at 326 pixels per inch) with a resolution of 1136 x 640 (16:9 aspect ratio). Touch sensors are built into the display, allowing a thinner profile. According to Apple’s Phil Schiller the iPhone 5 is the thinnest ever made by Apple, measuring 7.6 mm thick and weighing in at 112 grams.
As far as connectivity goes, it features GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA. Now: HDPA+, DC-HSPDA, LTE, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz up to 150Mbps.
The whole phone is powered by a new A6 processor, 22% smaller than the A5 CPU but offering double the processing and graphics power. Battery life will apparently support up to 225 hours of standby time (or eight hours of talk time).
Apple also introduced the iSight camera, which boasts an 8 megapixel sensor with a 3264 x 2448 resolution. A hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, f2.4 aperture are included in the 25 percent smaller camera. It features a new dynamic light mode and a Panorama mode. The FaceTime camera will support 720p which 1080p recording has been improved in terms of stabilisation.
We’ll have more updates on Apple’s announcements later on.