To say that wild speculation and relentless rumouring surrounding any new iPhone release has become a favourite pastime of Apple devotees worldwide would be an understatement. But at long last Tim Cook and the Cupertino Club have once again blown us away with the latest and greatest iPhone 5, set to go on sale on September 21st.
It might look a lot like its predecessor, but the iPhone 5 is crammed with a slew of new features, such as a larger 4-inch widescreen Retina display (to the 4S’s 3.5-inch), an A6 processor that’s twice as fast, a thinner (7.6mm) and lighter (112 grams) body and a slick anodized aluminum back that throws back to the original iPhone from way back in 2007. A few more notable updates to the hardware include an upgrade of its tried and true 8-megapixel camera with better low light settings and a panorama shot feature, a new, smaller dock connector dubbed Lightning (don’t worry, there’s an adapter for your old 30-pin cables so you won’t need to buy all new ones), the headphone jack has been moved out of the way to the bottom and, oh yeah – it’s now 4G LTE capable so it’ll run like a cheetah with 4G LTE network compatibility.
But you know what they say, it’s what’s inside that counts. And while details of the new iOS 6 operating system ad its 200 new features have been out for months, we can expect the new hardware to make full use of it.