Apple’s iPhone 5 : What’s new

September 12, 2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 5 today. Here’s a quick look at the new features and how much the updated smartphone will cost:

LIVE BLOG: New phone camera will have improved low-light performance

Thickness: 7.6mm, 18 percent thinner than iPhone 4S, 20 percent lighter.

Screen: 4 inches, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1136 x 640 pixels, better color fidelity and saturation, retina display, five rows of icons on the home page.

Network: 4G LTE connection.

New processor: the A6 chip, twice as fast and 22 percent smaller.

Battery life: 8 hours with LTE, 10 hours on Wifi.

Camera: 8 megapixel, f/2.4, better low light capability.

Sound: Three microphones, speakers are 20 percent smaller.

New connector: “Lightning,” the new dock connector, is confirmed. Adapters will be offered.

Siri: Will now provide sports scores, turn-by-turn map directions and launch apps.

Price: $199 for 16 GB, up to $399 for 64 GB, and the 4S is now free with contract.

Color: The iPhone will come in two colors, white or slate.

Launch date: Goes on sale Sept. 21.

Amrita Jayakumar covers IT and federal government contracting for Capital Business, The Post's local business section.
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