Thin, sleek and very capable.
It’s hard to believe a phone so thin could offer so many features: a larger display, a faster chip, the latest wireless technology, an 8MP iSight camera and more. All in a beautiful aluminium body designed and made with an unprecedented level of precision. iPhone 5 measures a mere 7.6 millimetres thin and weighs just 112 grams.1 That’s 18 per cent thinner and 20 per cent lighter than iPhone 4s. The only way to achieve a design like this is by relentlessly considering (and reconsidering) every single detail — including the details you don’t see.
More display means more to see.
Anyone can make a larger smartphone display. But if you go large for large’s sake, you end up with a phone that feels oversized, awkward and hard to use. iPhone 5 features a 4-inch display designed the right way: it’s bigger, but it’s the same width as iPhone 4s. So everything you’ve always done with one hand — typing on the keyboard, for instance — you can still do with one hand. On a larger canvas that lets you see more of every web page. More of your inbox. More events on your calendar. Even more apps on your Home screen.
It’s more vibrant too.
This isn’t just a larger display. It’s a larger Retina display. At 326 pixels per inch, it has a pixel density so high, your eye can’t distinguish individual pixels. And as stunning as the Retina display is on the iPhone 4S, this one gives you 18 per cent more pixels for an impressive 1136x640 resolution. Colours get a boost too, with colour saturation that’s 44 per cent greater than before. So with iPhone 5, the games you play, the words you read, the images you see and the apps you love look and feel incredibly vivid and lifelike. For big-time entertainment, iPhone 5 lets you watch widescreen HD video in all its glory — without letterboxing.
Faster CPU performance.
With the new A6 chip, just about everything you do on iPhone 5 is noticeably faster — up to twice as fast compared with the A5 chip. So apps launch, web pages load and email attachments appear almost instantly.
The A6 chip also offers graphics performance that’s up to twice as fast as the A5. So you can power through graphics-intensive apps and games. And enjoy higher frame rates for smoother, more realistic gameplay.
Even better battery life.
Not only is the A6 chip custom designed to be fast, it’s custom designed to work with iOS 6 to be extremely power efficient. So even at its accelerated speed, iPhone 5 has more than enough battery power to last throughout the day — up to 8 hours of browsing on a mobile data connection, up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 10 hours of video playback time.3
A breakthrough for ears everywhere.
Just like fingerprints, ears are unique parts of the body. Which means earbud headphones fit differently on everyone. So rather than use the speaker as the starting point for new headphones, Apple designers and engineers started with the ear. They tested over a hundred prototype designs on hundreds of people. All with the goal of creating earbuds that rest comfortably inside — and stay inside — a variety of ear types, while also producing quality sound. The result is a breakthrough for earbud headphones: Apple EarPods. They’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard. Watch the EarPods video
Enhanced audio on iPhone 5.
Apple EarPods are just the beginning of the improved audio experience on iPhone 5. It’s designed with three microphones: one on the front, one on the back and one on the bottom. The front and back mics work together to achieve beamforming — a technique that helps iPhone focus on sound from the desired location for clearer audio. New noise-cancelling technology reduces background noise. So when you hold iPhone up to your ear in a loud room, you hear what matters most: the voice on the other end.
iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. For good reason. Photos look so stunning, it’s hard to believe they were taken with a mobile phone. And everything that made the iSight camera in iPhone 4s the world’s favourite is now on iPhone 5 — and then some. The new panorama feature lets you capture everything from a family reunion group photo to a jaw-dropping shot of the Grand Canyon. With one smooth motion, you can shoot up to an impressive 240 degrees. The gyroscope, A6 chip and Camera app work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama up to 28 megapixels.
Even better features.
The Camera app also features improvements including 40 per cent faster photo capture, better low-light performance and improved noise reduction. So you can snap more shots with more detail and clarity than ever before.
Enhanced HD video recording.
Imagine side-splitting, adventure-filled, must-see flicks produced by you and shot on iPhone 5. Record stunning 1080p HD video with the iSight camera. Improved video stabilisation helps prevent shaky footage. Face detection for up to 10 faces means everyone can have a moment in the spotlight. You can even take still photos as you record, so you can capture small moments while shooting a big one.
FaceTime HD camera.
You use the front-facing camera on iPhone 5 to make FaceTime video calls. And now those calls can happen over a mobile connection if Wi-Fi isn’t available.4 The quality of FaceTime video calls is so surprising, it’s as if you’re in the same room with whoever’s on the other end. You can also use the front camera for taking self-portraits or recording 720p HD video.
A new way to get connected.
Making iPhone 5 thinner and lighter required a pivotal change: replacing the 30-pin connector with something newer, smaller and better. Introducing the Lightning connector. It features an all-digital, eight-signal design that’s significantly more durable than the 30-pin connector. Another brilliant feature of Lightning: it’s reversible. Which means there’s no wrong way to plug in the cable.
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.
Soon many iPhone accessories will be Lightning compatible. But if you have one that depends on the 30-pin connector, you can still connect it to your iPhone 5. Simply use a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (sold separately).
Maps designed by Apple.
The new Maps app gives you a better way to find your way. Map elements are vector based, which means graphics and text are incredibly sharp, even when you zoom in. Pan round, and you’ll instantly notice how smooth and responsive Maps is. For a completely new perspective, switch to Flyover and explore major metropolitan areas from above with photo-realistic, interactive 3D views.5
The foundation of iPhone.
At the core of every iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is iOS. It includes all the built-in apps you use every day and all the intuitive technology — like Multi-Touch — that makes iPhone so advanced.6 With every free iOS update comes even more capability for your devices. You’ll find the latest version, iOS 6, already installed on iPhone 5. So straight out of the box, you get more than 200 new features to make the things you do every day even better.
Everything you need. Everywhere you go.
iCloud is built directly into iPhone 5. Just turn it on and you’ll have instant access to all the things you need, whether you’re on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC.6 New features in iOS 6 let you do even more with iCloud. Share the photos you want with the people you choose using Shared Photo Streams. Locate, lock and recover your misplaced phone easier than ever with Find My iPhone. Browse a web page on one device and pick up where you left off on another using iCloud Tabs. And that’s just for starters.
iPhone 5 is a remarkable device. The same goes for the apps that come with it. Because they achieve the perfect balance of everything you need to do with everything you want to do — from emailing your boss to filming your road trip — on the large, 4-inch Retina display.
There are over 900,000 apps available from the App Store — many of them free — to make iPhone more capable, more indispensable and more fun.7 Sign in to the App Store with your Apple ID, browse lots of categories and download any app you want
Print straight from your iPhone over Wi-Fi with AirPrint. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect. With just a few taps in Mail, Photos, Safari or iBooks, you can send whatever’s onscreen to an AirPrint-enabled printer.
- Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
- Based on theoretical peak speeds. Actual speeds will be lower.
- Battery life varies by use and configuration; see www.apple.com/qa/batteries and www.apple.com/qa/iphone/battery.html for more information.
- FaceTime video calling requires a FaceTime-enabled device for the caller and recipient and a Wi-Fi connection. Availability over a mobile network depends on carrier policies; data charges may apply.
- Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas. Mobile data charges may apply.
- iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion or later; or a PC with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or 2010 or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars). Some features require iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
- App count refers to the total number of apps worldwide.
- Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.
- Some features, applications and services are not available in all areas. See your carrier for details. Application availability and pricing are subject to change.
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