iPhone 5 Announced: Larger Screen, Improved Audio, Camera, and Wireless Technologies

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The iPhone 5 was just announced and here are the juicy details.

The iPhone 5 features an all new design, with a 1136×640 display measuring 4-inche vertically while offers the same 326ppi. The device is also 7.6mm thin and 18% lighter than the iPhone 4S. 

Apple has also built in “ultrafast wireless” technology, supporting the latest cellular technologies, including LTE at a theoretical maximum of 100Mbps.

The iPhone 5 will be available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint here in the United States. In Canada Rodgers, Telus, Bell, Fido, and Virgin will support the iPhone 5. In Asia KDDI SoftBan, KT, SK telecom, and SmartTone will carry the iPhone. Europe will be on DT and EE. Apple has also built in 802.11a/b/g/n and is dual channel supporting put to 150 Mbps.

As for horsepower, the new iPhone is powered by an A6 chip, which offers 2X faster performance and graphics. The processor itself is 22% smaller and more energy efficient. 

Battery life has not been compromised in the new iPhone as users can expect 8 hours of 3G talk time and browsing, 8 hours of LTE browsing and browsing, 10 hours of wifi browsing and 40 hours of music playback.

Not to be outdone on the camera front, the iPhone 5 features improved cameras. These new cameras are smaller, and offer better operation in low-light situations. Photo capture is 40% faster and a panorama mode is now available. The front camera has been upgraded to FaceTime HD, with 720p video quality.

New audio systems are built into the new iPhone, starting with three microphones by for voice detection and noise cancelation. This all culminates in a wider audio spectrum.

Lastly, the iPhone 5 features an all new connector. Gone is the 30-pin dock connector, replaced with an 8-pin connector that transmits data completely digitally.

The new iPhone will launch with iOS 6 and all of its 200+ new features. 

The white version of the iPhone 5 will have a raw aluminum back, and the black model will have anodized black aluminum backing.