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The iPhone 5 is Apple's 6th iteration of the iPhone. Announced on September 12, 2012 at an apple event at the Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco, the iPhone 5 improves on the body styling of the iPhone 4 line by increasing the screen size and reducing the weight and thickness of the device. The update also saw the inclusion of LTE cellular wireless networking, and the introduction of a new dock connector, Lightning.

It's easy to distinguish the iPhone 5 from previous models by its 4" Retina display, aluminum and glass rear panel, and all-new Lightning I/O connector. In addition, the iPhone's headphone jack was moved from the top to the bottom of the phone.

Specifications ¶ 

Announce date: September 12, 2012

Developer: http://www.apple.com

Operating System: iOS 6

Display (Retina Display):

  • 4 in (102 mm)
  • Multitouch widescreen
  • 640 x 1136 pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • LED backlit IPS TFT LCD
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating on front

Camera: Contains both front and rear facing cameras.

  • Front Camera
    • Portrait photos at 1.2 MP
    • VGA (720p) at 30fps
    • Support for FaceTime over cellular wireless
  • Rear Camera
    • 8 MP
    • HD Video (1080p) at 30fps
    • LED Flash
    • IR filter
    • 5 element lens
    • Facial recognition / image stabilization
    • Panorama photo
    • Photo while recording video

Processor: Apple A6

RAM: 1 GB DDR2

Storage: 16, 32, 64 GB Flash Memory

Wireless Connectivity:

  • Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GSM model A1428: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • CDMA model A1429: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • GSM model A1429: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
  • Digital Compass
  • GPS and GLONASS signal reception

Dimensions: 4.87 × 2.31 × 0.30 in (123.8 × 58.6 × 7.6 mm)

Weight: 112 g (4.0 oz)

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