iPhone 5, the best iPhone yet?


Finally the iPhone 5 is here after all the hype and rumors that were building up around it. The date was out on the blogs even before Apple officially announced. But this time Apple couldn't really be very secretive. All the rumors that were out before the event were actually true, right from the 4'' display to earphones. So what's changed in the new iPhone? Is it a revolutionary phone or just a revolutionary iPhone? To start with, the design hasn't changed much but Apple refined the look, all thanks to Jony Ive. What Apple is doing here is making the phone a part of the electronic family like the macs, macbooks, tablets and other devices rather than as a mobile phone that is discarded every year. So the basic design remained the same, but here's what you get :

Uni-body design,  a very well finished matte finish aluminium body, taller, thinner phone with a smaller connector. There's a dual color on the back going back to the earlier iPhone generation design. The 4'' display is much needed upgrade. The other changes being the Apple A6 core, 3 microphones, 8MP sensor, and everything else pretty much same. Oh yes! The sim card got even smaller now. It needs a nano sim now. The earphones now are called earPods ( I seriously don't understand why Apple uses a capital P in all their products) which are basically in-ear headphones but with with less skin contact making them more comfortable to use apparently! On the software side, you get an extra row of icons, panorama shoot, use facetime on cellular networks and all ios 6 features as before. And Siri is wiser now or at least it thinks so!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5U0rnuAYEU&feature=player_embedded

Finally, the phone is worth it? Not a bad phone, a definite buy for Apple lovers with huge hands struggling with the tiny iPhone screen. I personally would still stick to my Android Nexus.

Cheers,
Raghu.

Source : Engadget
Quick demo of the iPhone 5 : http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-hands-on-video-details/

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