As expected, Apple has revealed its latest iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5, featuring a larger 4″ screen, support for 4G LTE (and HSPA+, DC-HSDPA), Apple’s A6 chip with 2x faster CPU and 2X faster graphics capabilities, improved battery life, wideband audio and a faster, 8MP camera.
More specifically, the new device is 7.6mm thick (which is 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S), 112 grams and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. Additionally, it still features a 326 PPI display, despite the screen size increase. It is priced the same as the 4S was at $199 – $399; as such, the 4S now costs $99 and the 4 will be free with contract. All three of these devices will run iOS 6.
“It’s a jewel. It’s the most beautiful product we’ve ever made, bar none,” said Apple’s Phil Schiller.
There can be 5 rows of icons now, instead of four, as the screen has been elongated vertically with 176 rows of pixels. All of Apple’s iLife suite has been updated to take advantage of this new screen size. Pre-orders begin on September 14th, and the device will start shipping on the 21st.