The countdown is over. See our updates below for the IPhone 5 specifications.
There are rumors already circling stating that it’s just going to be called the iPhone 5. Do you think so? We will find out shortly for sure. There have been numerous leaks ahead of Wednesday’s event, from individual components like screen size guestimates and dock plugs to full-fledged prototypes of the iPhone. Of course, all of these remain suspect until Apple makes it official. Some leaks even suggest that there will be new lineups for the Apple iPod but we don’t know for sure until about another hour and a half.
The press conference, which is expected to bring Apple’s next iPhone, takes place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco and kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific. CNET just so happens to be there and they have created a live blog for you to follow. Click here to see the blog updates. They will also be running live commentary from editors Molly Wood, Brian Tong and Donald Bell beginning at 9 a.m. PT. Some of you may want to see the live feed from Apple themselves but that’s not going to happen. There’s no live video of the presentation itself, which is the usual for Apple’s events so CNET is helping out by blogging it for us all to see.
To all the Apple lovers, what do you expect to see in the next iPhone? What would you like to see? Are you waiting patiently for the event to start? We sure are and we will be following CNET’s blog to get the best details. After you collect all of the information and feel like you need to share your opinion, come right back here and let’s talk about it. We want to know if you were shocked, surprised, excited etc. How does this big event today make you feel?
Here’s what has gone on so far at the live event and what you can expect in the new IPhone 5:
- Name – Iphone 5
- Operating System – IOS 6
- Shipping – Possibly October 5th
- Made entirely of glass and aluminum with a metal backing
- Thinnest and lightest Iphone so far
- 7.6mm thick (18% thinner than the IPhone4)
- 20% lighter
- Retina display with a 4″ screen size
- 1136 x 640 resolution
- Old applications run letter boxed
- 44% more color saturation in the screen
- Ultra fast wireless
- LTE Support – Verizon, At&t and Sprint
- Max 100MBPS download speeds
- Single chip for voice and data
- A6 processor two times faster graphics and CPU, which is 22% smaller and more energy efficient
- Time shifted multi-player
- 8MP camera and a front facing camera (face time over cellular networks)
- Dynamic low light mode for camera
- 40% faster image capture in the camera
- Camera will have panorama mode
- Camera creates up to a 28 megapixel image
- Take photos while recording!!
- 3 microphones
- New, 80% smaller USB connector called “Lightning”
- Apple created adapters to work with the older accessories
- Turn by turn navigating from Siri
- Safari gets full screen mode
Do these specifications make you happy? Let us know how you feel in the comment section below.