Apple hasn’t released a new iPhone for a couple of years, but on September 12, the company finally loosened their lips regarding their popular cellphone and announced that a new version of the iPhone would indeed be coming out soon. When just the press conference was announced people started selling off their iPhone 4′s in a flurry, so if you’re looking to get a used one, now’s probably a pretty good time. Here is the launch date, and all the specs for the newest version.
The iPhone 5 has gotten a pretty significant redesign, with a larger screen, 4G technology, and it is only 0.3 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest phones on the market right now. Most significantly, it’s made entirely out of aluminum and glass, which is unlike any other mobile device out there. It’s also 20% lighter than previous generations. The processor is the new Apple A6 chip, which is smaller and better on battery life. The dock system is called Lightening, which is smaller than the old dock, but between iCloud and wireless, you probably won’t need to use it much. It also comes with new EarBud earplugs, but the camera is essentially the same as the iPhone 4.
It’s going to be released to 22 countries on September 28th, and priced between $199-399 USD (obviously depending on the service provider). To see a side by side comparison, check out this link.
Personally, I’m not an Apple person, so I have absolutely no interest in buying this phone (I’m definitely an Android girl), and I feel like there isn’t enough new stuff to this version to really make it worth the price. The aluminum and glass sounds cool, but it also sounds super breakable. What about you? Are you tossing your old iPhone in the garbage, or waiting until Apple steps up its game a little more?