Find a gas station. Find a restaurant. Or find yourself looking down on the Empire State Building. Beautifully designed from the ground up, Maps will change the way you see the world.1 Learn more about Maps
More beautiful maps.
Elements in Maps are vector based, so graphics and text are incredibly detailed — even when you zoom all the way in — and panning is smooth. Use the tilt and rotate gestures to view an area, and Maps keeps the names of streets and places where they belong.
As you approach a turn, Maps speaks the directions, so you can watch the road. Follow along with 3D views: Signs and arrows make it easy to see where you’re headed. And if traffic’s bad, Maps offers alternative routes.
Maps uses real-time traffic conditions to calculate your ETA. You’ll also get details about incidents that are causing traffic jams, so you can tell if there’s a major accident ahead or just a temporary slowdown.
See the world from a whole new perspective with photo-realistic and interactive 3D views of select major metro areas. Explore like never before as you zoom, pan, and rotate around a city and its landmarks.
With 8 megapixels, advanced optics, and a new panorama feature,
the iSight camera — the world’s most popular camera — captures more than ever.
Take even better photos.
The 8MP iSight camera on iPhone 5 has improved HDR capabilities for better color and tone and reduced motion blur. Even in low-light situations, the iSight camera catches beautifully detailed shots.
Shoot panorama photos.
Capture more of what you see with the new panorama feature. Just tap to shoot and move the camera across the scene — up to 240 degrees. The gyroscope, A6 chip, and Camera app work together to create one seamless shot. And with a resolution of up to 28 megapixels, every shot is stunning.
Edit your photos.
Remove red-eye, crop, rotate, and enhance photos right on iPhone — without the help of photo editing software on a computer. For even more editing options, try iPhoto for iPhone.
Share your photos.
Take your favorite moments and share them with friends and family. Just select a photo from the Photos app and tap the Share button. Post it to Facebook, tweet it, or share with only the people you want using Shared Photo Streams in iCloud. Learn more about iCloud
Record all those I-wouldn’t-have-believed-it-if-I-wasn’t-there moments. Shoot, edit, and share 1080p HD video — all on your iPhone 5.
Get more out of your videos.
The backside illumination sensor and large aperture on the iSight camera let in more light, so videos are brighter. Auto white balance and improved noise reduction help you take great videos in almost any setting. And better image stabilization steadies every shot.
Take photos while recording.
Now you can snap still images while simultaneously shooting 1080p HD video. So even your videos make for a great photo op.
Trim to edit.
Trim clips right on iPhone. Drag to select start and end points on a filmstrip. Or make a movie or trailer in iMovie — complete with titles, transitions, and your own soundtrack. Learn more about iMovie for iPhone
Share your videos faster.
The videos you shoot on iPhone 5 are 20 percent smaller in file size but retain their full-resolution quality. Which means they take less time to email or send via MMS. And they look as good as ever.
Siri is the intelligent assistant that understands what you say, knows what you mean, and has the answers you need. And now Siri understands more languages, so it does more things in more countries.2
Get things done.
Say something like “Text my wife… I’ll be there in 15 minutes.” Or “Find a good Italian restaurant nearby.” Siri figures out the right apps to use, then, just like a personal assistant, it replies with the answer. Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more.
Get ready for movie night.
Ask Siri to find upcoming showtimes, buy tickets from Fandango, look up movie facts, play trailers, and more. Siri can also show you ratings and reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.
Get sports scores and stats.
Find out scores from live games and the current season’s past games, schedules, team rosters, and player stats for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. They're all just a question away.
Get restaurant recommendations.
Siri helps you find restaurants by cuisine, price, location, outdoor seating, or a combination of choices. Siri will show you Yelp stars and reviews — even make a reservation for you via OpenTable.
No more searching through your email or fumbling with paper printouts. Passbook keeps all your gift cards, coupons, passes, and tickets organized and at the ready.
Tickets, passes, and more.
Passbook keeps things like airline boarding passes, movie tickets, and gift cards all in one place — on your iPhone. You can add passes directly from Passbook-enabled apps, Mail messages, and websites. Everything’s there — ready for scanning — right from your iPhone. And you can get gift cards and more from participating merchants.
Time and location based.
Passbook is time and location based. So your passes and tickets automatically appear on your Lock screen when and where you need them. Arrive at the airport and your boarding pass pops up. If you’re waiting to board the flight and your gate changes, Passbook tells you. And if you decide to grab a coffee on the way to your new gate, your gift card appears when you walk into the cafe.
With all that iPhone does, it’s easy to forget it’s also an amazing phone. One that lets you call someone with a tap, instantly reply to a call with a text message, or turn on Do Not Disturb. It’s your call.
Make phone calls.
Tap a contact or a number. Or ask Siri to dial for you. Switch between calls, merge calls, or add another caller just as easily.
Better call clarity.
Built-in microphones work together to provide clearer sound and reduce background noise. So the person you’re talking to can hear you, not the noise around you. A noise-canceling earpiece means you can hear more clearly, too.
Ignore, screen, or answer.
With iPhone, you can decline an incoming call by automatically replying with a text message. Set a time- or location-based callback reminder. Or turn on Do Not Disturb. It sends calls straight to voicemail. Unless they’re from someone you’ve specified as important — like your wife, boss, or best friend.
Listen to your voicemail messages in the order they were received. Or don’t. With Visual Voicemail, the choice is yours. Just tap to play what you want to hear first.
Say hello with a big smile, no matter where you are. With FaceTime on iPhone 5, you can make video calls to another iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac over your Wi-Fi or cellular connection.3 Visit friends and family in another city. Or make a meeting from the other side of the world.
Video calls on tap.
FaceTime works right out of the box — no need to set up a special account or screen name. And using it is as easy as it gets. Let’s say you want to start a video call with your mom. Find her entry in your contacts and tap the FaceTime button. Or tell Siri, “FaceTime with Mom.” Or maybe you’re already talking to her and you want to switch to video. Just tap the FaceTime button and get ready to smile.
Switch between cameras.
iPhone 5 has a camera on the front — perfectly tuned for FaceTime chatting — and an iSight camera on the back. You can switch between cameras during a call. So whoever you’re chatting with can see you, or they can see what you see.
With all the sending, receiving, and replying you do every day, it’s nice to have an app you can rely on. And Mail on iPhone 5 definitely delivers.
See more of your mail.
The 4-inch Retina display lets you see more email in your inbox and more of the email you’re reading or writing. Text and photos look incredible. And iPhone works with popular email providers, so you can access all your accounts.
View and add attachments.
See photos right in your message and open documents with a tap. With the A6 chip and fast wireless, attachments load almost instantly. You can even add photos or videos to email as you’re composing.
Organized threads and VIPs.
Mail organizes replies in a conversation by thread. So keeping track is easy. Add contacts to a VIP list and receive alerts when they email you. iCloud even recognizes VIP email on all your devices.
Use the smart keyboard.
Compose a message with your fingers or your voice. Just tap the microphone icon to start dictation. The keyboard suggests words and corrects spelling. And you can cut, copy, and paste text easily.
Mail with iCloud.
You’ll get a free iCloud.com email account when you sign up with iCloud. It’s ad-free, protects against spam, and wirelessly syncs your email to all your devices. Learn more about iCloud
Browse bigger. Load faster. Read articles without distractions — even when you’re offline. And so much more. No matter how you look at it, it’s a better world wide web with iPhone 5.
See more of the web.
Get the most out of the web with the 4-inch Retina display on iPhone. Text is crisp. Images are sharp. And you can see more of every page.
The A6 chip on iPhone 5 loads web pages faster than ever. Combine that with ultrafast wireless, and you’ll spend less time waiting and more time browsing.
Read without ads. Or a connection.
Tap the Reader icon in Safari to read web articles without ads or distractions. Save interesting web pages to your Reading List, so you can read them later — on any device — even when you can’t connect to the Internet.
Safari and iCloud.
iCloud Tabs shows the web pages you have open on all your devices, so you can pick up browsing wherever you left off. iCloud saves your bookmarks across all your devices, too. Learn more about iCloud
Send free messages to anyone on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac using Messages with iMessage. Send photos, videos, locations, links, contacts, and more to one person or to an entire group.4
Remember that thing you were supposed to do? iPhone does. Add a to-do and set a location- or time-based alert. Reminders lets you know when (and where) to get it done.
Listen to your favorite songs, artists, and albums in your iTunes library. Tap Shuffle to mix it up or let Siri be your DJ. And play music anywhere in the house using AirPlay. Learn more about AirPlay
Take all your HD movies and TV shows with you wherever you go. There’s no letterboxing on the big 4-inch display, so you see everything in all its widescreen glory.
Swipe through photos one at a time or watch them in a slideshow. Share specific photos with a group of friends using Shared Photo Streams in iCloud. Or post a picture to your Facebook page without leaving the Photos app. Learn more about iCloud
With over 800,000 apps on the App Store — many of them free — iPhone can do more than ever.5 From productivity apps to games, the world’s largest and best collection of mobile apps has so much to offer. Learn more about apps from the App Store
Shop the redesigned iTunes Store and browse millions of songs and thousands of HD movies and TV shows. Like them on Facebook. Even see what your friends Like. Then download anything directly to your iPhone. iCloud lets you access everything you purchase on every device you use.
Get your game face on and go head-to-head with friends. Or make some new friends — and foes — from all over the world. Check the leaderboards for scores and achievements. It’s a win-win.
See all your schedules — work, school, and social life — in one app. View by list, day, or month. With the 4-inch display on iPhone 5, you’ll see a full five days in landscape. And since Facebook events are integrated into Calendar, you’ll never miss another birthday or party.
Contacts stores names, numbers, email addresses, IM nicknames, and more. Your Facebook friends’ profile information is also integrated into Contacts, so when they update an email address or phone number, you automatically stay up to date.
Let Find My iPhone save the day. Turn it on in your iCloud settings, and if you misplace your iPhone, you’ll see where you left it. You can also send a message to help retrieve it or remotely erase all its data.
Keep all your newspaper and magazine subscriptions on hand with Newsstand on iPhone. New issues download automatically in the background, so you’re never interrupted. And you can find new favorites by tapping the Store button in Newsstand.
Your ultimate band name list. A clever quote you heard. Or anything that comes to mind, really. Notes is the perfect app for jotting down important (and impromptu) lists and information. Too busy to type? Use the Dictation feature.
Get the forecast for one day or the whole week, for your local area or for anywhere in the world. Or ask Siri to tell you what the weather will be like.
The only thing consistent about the market is that it changes all the time. But the Stocks app can keep you in the know with charts, related stories, and more. Or just ask Siri how a specific stock is doing.
For tips, taxes, bills, and more, your iPhone doubles as a full-featured calculator. You can even use complex scientific formulas when in landscape.
Keep all those epiphanies, memos, and snippets on record with Voice Memos. When you’re done, edit your recording, then send it via email, iMessage, or MMS.