Iphone 5 Release date set


 iPhone 5 release date set: Apple to ship handset to UK on September 21


 Apple has unveiled the iPhone 5 at a press conference in San Francisco, showing off a taller, slimmer device with a metal back and increased battery life capable of harnessing 4G LTE that will be shipped in the UK on September 21.

 Apple’s latest iPhone was introduced by company senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller, who said of the handset:

 ‘It is an absolute jewel. It is the most beautiful product we have ever made, bar none.

 ‘I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the hardware and software engineering that has gone into this product is unlike anything we’ve ever undertaken before.’

 Pre-orders for the eagerly-anticipated iPhone 5 will open on Friday September 14, shipping on September 21 in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. 
 Going on to discuss the specifications of the new device, Schiller said: ‘It is made entirely of glass and aluminum.

 ‘It’s designed and built to an exacting level of standard unlike anything we, or anyone in our industry, have made before.’
 He told press it is the world’s thinnest smartphone with a depth of just 7.6mm and that it weighs 112 grams, making it 20 per cent lighter than the 4S

 Schiller also revealed the phone will utilise ‘ultrafast wireless’ technology LTE, making it capable of receiving data through 4G. It will also cope better in sunlight glare and run popular music software application Garage Band.

 The iPhone 5 has five columns of icons rather than the current four found on the 4S, along with the usual scrolling list of four shortcuts along the bottom. It houses a 326ppi Retina display, measuring 4in.

 Apple said: ‘By making the screen taller, not wider, iPhone 5 is just as easy to use with one hand so you can tap, type and scroll the same way you always have, while enjoying even more of your content including amazing apps optimised for the larger Retina display, widescreen HD video, a full five days of your Calendar and more of every web page.’

 The taller screen will allow a better movie-viewing experience, with the video display now closer to a 16:9 ratio.
 Other iPhone 5 features unveiled during the conference at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts include a panorama-ready 8 megapixel iSight camera with sapphire lens cover, increased battery life allowing for 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk time or browsing and 10 hours of WiFi browsing and enhanced audio.

 A new FaceTime HD front facing camera will improve the clarity of video calls, self portraits and allow for recording video in 720p HD.

 iPhone 5 also allows you to share photos with friends and family using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams. 
 While the improved design specs impressed audiences around the world, anger was leveled at the new slimline connector.

 The iPhone’s Maps application has also been given an overhaul, offering 3D views of cities that Schiller showed off by zooming in, out and around Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

 As many fans had hoped, the device will run on an A6 chip, which senior vice president of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield said will see users ‘experience a big increase in speed in everything you use your iPhone for’.

 A new iPod Touch was unveiled in tandem at the press conference which will be available in five colours – pink, yellow, blue, white & silver and black & slate – and features many of the functions available on the iPhone 5 including ‘intelligent assistant’ Siri, though iPod fans will be disappointed to hear there will be no 4G wireless.

 iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate and will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and through Everything Everywhere, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, 3 and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
 Bought direct from Apple it will cost £529 for 16GB, £599 for 32GB and £699 for 64GB.

 To read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/911691-iphone-5-release-date-set-apple-to-ship-handset-to-uk-on-september-21#ixzz26RouwUXZ


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