Apple announces iPhone 5 with 4-inch Retina display, new aluminum design

At a press event today, Apple announced the next-generation iPhone 5. The new iPhone 5 features a redesigned aluminum body, a 4-inch Retina display, the new Apple A6 processor, 4G LTE connectivity. The new phone measures in atб═7.6 mm thin, 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 features a new aluminum design that sports glass inlays.

The iPhone 5′s 8-megapixel camera has been redesigned to be 25% smaller than the iPhone 4S camera, but deliver higher-end optical performance. The phone comes with new noise canceling technology and the smaller “Lightning” dock connector.

The new 4-inch Retina display on iPhone 5 delivers even more pixels than iPhone 4S, making the already incredible Retina display even better. 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 optimized for the larger Retina display, widescreen HD video, a full five days of your Calendar and more of every web page.

iPhone 5 supports ultrafast wireless standards including LTE and DC-HSDPA, so you can browse, download and stream content even faster. To support the latest LTE technology, Apple has pioneered a unique single-radio LTE solution that provides blazing fast speeds while fitting perfectly into the new remarkably thin design. iPhone 5 features dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for a wireless experience up to 150 Mbps.

Pricing information is as follows:

  • Available in black or white
  • 16 GB: $199
  • 32 GB: $299
  • 64 GB: $399

The iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order on September 14, with general availability on September 21.

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