The Apple Company, once helmed by Steve Jobs, has always set benchmarks for the others to follow. Whether it was the Mac book, the highly popular iPod, the iPhone or the latest gadget to catch everyone’s notice, the iPad, Apple always managed to draw attention to their world class products and effortless grace. The highly popular iPhone, from the time it was announced, has always managed to stay in demand, owing to the fact that it was one of the first phones to have a touch screen. It has been many years since then, and 4 versions of the phone later, we have the new Apple iPhone 5 out now.
The last significant re-design of the Apple platform came with the iPhone 4 in 2010. it was an update which touched all aspects of the device, from SoC to display to base band and of course, chassis. Now the iPhone 5 is here, with the some of the biggest changes since its introduction in 2007. The design of iPhone 5 is a bit evolved from iPhone 4; it’s obvious that the makers are quite fond of this design. All the previous iPhones have maintained the same 3.5 inch, 3:2 aspect ratio display. Now with rest of the world opting for larger displays and 16:9 aspect ratios, it was obvious of the makers of Apple to modernize the screen. The iPhone 5 embraces a taller, 4-inch, 16:9 1136 x 640 display opting to lengthen the device instead of increasing its area. The taller display does not help much anyways except when reading web pages, because of the width staying the same. Reading mails and typing are both improved as now there is more room for lists and the keyboard does not take up the maximum space of the screen. The design is superb, with the combination of black glass and slate gives the phone a ravishing, classy look. Also, the 25% weight loss is definitely a factor to smile about.
Despite its thin size, it pumps out oodles of sound and energy, through its dual speakers at the bottom. The phone has got brains too, the iOS 6! The voice enabled assistant, Siri has also improved. She also has other tricks up her sleeve, such as to book restaurants via OpenTable and see what movies are playing around you. Google maps take a backseat here and are replaced by Apple’s own navigation system, which is pretty good with its cleaner, friendlier look.
In the benchmark tests, the Apple iPhone 5 is 2.5 times faster than the Apple iPhone 4, as tested by GeekBench, which measures overall performance. Also the Apple 5 comes with 4G LTE technology support. Finally the apple users can test blazing high speed internet.
Although it has the same 8-megapixel resolution as before, Apple says the iPhone 5′s camera now captures photos 40 percent faster and offers better low-light performance. Also, the iPhone 5 has a slightly higher capacity battery of 1440 mAh (up from 1430 mAh) yet lasts longer on a charge than most 4G LTE phones.
To sum up things – if you say that the iPhone 5 is a highly polished version of the iPhone 4S, it is a back-handed compliment. Apple’s sequel is simply the most well-rounded smart phone money can buy. It delivers all the possible upgrades iPhone owners were expecting- 4G LTE, a bigger screen, better camera; inside a shockingly thin and light design that delivers long endurance. That’s an accomplishment worthy to praise.