So, the long-awaited iPhone 5 has been officially announced by Apple. It’s 18 percent thinner (7.6 mm in thickness) and 20 percent lighter (112 grams) than the iPhone 4S and packs double of the processing speed of the iPhone 4S while being powered by a new A6 chip. And it’s also equipped with a smaller 8-pin dock connector known as “Lightning”, which is deemed to offer much faster data transfer.
On the connectivity wise, it features the super high-speed 4G LTE with global support, which comes in the forms of three models, GSM 1428, GSM 1429 and CDMA 1429, which are meant for AT&T+Canadian GSM LTE, Eurupe+Asian GSM LTE and Verizon+Sprint CDMA LTE respectively.
The display of the iPhone 5 is a 4-inch 16:9 display, packing a resolution of 1136×640 pixels, with 40 percent more color saturation than the 4S. As for its rear camera, it still stays at 8MP with full HD 1080p video recording, but the front-facing camera is now capable of 720p HD video recording and allowing users to FaceTime over cellular networks. And the iPhone 5’s camera sensor is thinner, allows the phone to be thinner and it features “dynamic low-light mode”. Somre more the iPhone 5 will come included with a new pair of noise canceling earphones known as EarPods.
All the above, new and great features, are the very good reasons that you should upgrade to the new iPhone 5. But the very immediate survey conducted after the announcement in the UK, showing that only 44 percent existing iPhone users want to upgrade to the iPhone 5. And 20 per cent of all smartphone users in the sample said they wanted to upgrade to the new iPhone without needing any further information about the product.
And also only 5 percent of Samsung Galaxy users said that they wanted to switch to the iPhone 5 in the online poll of 1000 UK adults conducted by rapid online survey company, Usurv. More info on the survey result can be found on Realwire
The iPhone 5 will be shipped to UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore on September 21 and pre-order will start as early as September 14. According to Engadget, UK users can only get it via EE and Three but not O2 and Vodafone.