The iPhone 5 is the sixth generation of the iPhone and is developed by Apple. It is the successor of the iPhone 4S which was 2011’s flagship phone for Apple. The iPhone 5 features a new design, with a bump up in screen size from 3.5 inches to 4.0 inches and aluminum finishing, this seems like the most refined iPhone that Apple has made to date. The iPhone 5 is a thinner and longer version of the iPhone 4S, having the same candybar design and rounded edges.
The iPhone 5 features a large 4 inch screen with LED –backlit IPS TFT display. The screen of the iPhone is very bright. The device features the all new A6 processor which Apple claims is twice as fast as the one used in iPhone 4S – the A5 processor. Apple A6 offers a 1.3GHz Dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM. Above the screen of the device you have an ear piece along with a 1.2MP front facing camera and below the screen you have a home button. The home button can be used to do a lot of things. With a single press it brings you back to the home screen while with the double press it allows you to kill all the running apps and it is also used for taking screen shots. On the top of the device you have the power button while on the bottom you have the headphone jack, speaker, microphone and the controversial lightning connecter. On the right hand side of the device you have the antennas and the SIM Card slot while on the left hand side of the device you have the Ringer/mute switch and the volume rocker.
The iPhone 5 was initially launched with IOS 6, which brought about a great deal of new features from the previous version of the operating system. There were a couple of features that were removed in IOS 6, which were Google maps and the Youtube app. Google maps was replaced by Apple’s built in maps app. The new maps app shows 3D views in many cities which looks quite better than the previous maps. The new maps app does lack many features as compared to the other competing maps. Apples Siri had been enhanced in the IOS 6, making it faster and also giving it the ability to make restaurant reservations and launching apps. Apple’s IOS 6 is Facebook integrated with Apple’s native apps and with the help of these native apps, such as calendar, Facebook can be directly accessed.
Now, the iPhone 5 has been updated to iOS 7 which completely redesigns the operating system of the phone bringing with it new features like Air Drop and the quick settings menu along with other cool features which users would love having. The new look seems great and changes to the user interface have gotten a warm reception by people who updated their phones or bought new ones.
The Apple iPhone 5 comes with the new connector design to charge the phone and to connect it to the computer with the lightning connector port which replaced the 30-pin connector used in previous iPhones. The connector and its pin are built in such a way that they are reversible. This means that there is no wrong side while trying to plug it in, any side would work.
Apple has released its 2012’s flagship phone with the new Earpod headphones. These fit nicely in your ears and are great for listening to music. The design is also an improvement over the trademark Apple headphones used for all its gadgets and devices.
The iPhone 5 is a great update from the iPhone 4S with double the speed, an improved camera, operating system and a few more improvements like the increase in screen size. The design is one of the best around and make the phone a joy to hold. Overall experience with the phone is great and if we had to rate it out of 10, it would surely get a solid 8.5 out of 10.
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