SAN FRANCISCO, USA – The Apple iPhone 5 brings along Apple’s first own designed processor and a vast list of improved specs that were unexpected.
The iPhone 5 was unveiled last Wednesday by the company, went up for pre-order on Friday and saw the initial launch-day supply being sold out within an hour.
The device is powered by Apple’s A6 processor, which integrates custom designed Apple ARMv7 cores and a PowerVR SGX GPU. Although the CPU clockspeed or details about GPU were not revealed, it is said that the new chip is capable of performing twice as better besides, while having longer battery time. Accompanying the chip is 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, which is not impressive at all.
The phone is a little longer, lighter and thinner than its predecessor, iPhone 4S. It runs on iOS 6 and has a large 4-inch LED-backlit LCD. The device is equipped with an 8MP rear-camera with LED flash, and a front-facing 720p camera. It supports LTE, Wi-Fi, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA connectivity.
It has three microphones (including a new one at the back) and an ear piece with advance noise-cancellation feature.
The iPhone 5 hit the shelves on September 21st with prices starting at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB storage version. AT&T and Verizon have quoted two to three weeks for delivery time.
Additionally, blueprints for the new device are available for public on Apple’s website. The complete PDF file can be accessed by developers only, but the link gives extensive details on the iPhone 5′s external specifications.