iPhone 5: Apple unveils faster, thinner iPhone 5 at $199

iPhone 5 – Apple unveils faster, thinner iPhone 5 at $199

Finally, after a long wait Apple unveils it’s most finest and the world’s most awaited gadget – iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 has a larger screen than previous versions, at 4 inches, with a resolution of 1,136 x 640 or 326 pixels per inch — which is still a “retina” display, as Apple defines it. The larger screen has a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio and has lengthened the phone overall, but it also allows for a total of six rows of apps on the screen — five rows on the “pages” along with the permanent single row along the bottom.

“Now today we’re taking it to the next level. Making a huge leap,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said as he launched the iPhone 5 on Wednesday. The new iPhone is the thinnest and the lightest phone from the Apple stable. At 7.6mm it is 18 per cent thinner than existing models. It is also 20 per cent lighter than iPhone4S at 112 gms.

“It’s the most beautiful product we’ve ever made. This is the monumental challenge we had — can you make a phone with more features that is smaller and lighter. Anyone can make a bigger phone,” said Apple marketing head Phil Schiller. The iPhone 5 comes in black colour, and also white.

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