iPhone 5 Finally Revealed. Here's What You Get, and Here's What It Looks Like. Plus Apple Shows Off New iPod Touch and iPod Nano -- and the New iPod Touch Supports Siri CNET, Huffington Post, Daily Tech
Apple revealed its new iPhone 5 today. Compared with the current iPhone 4s, according to CNET, the new iPhone 5 is taller, thinner, supports 4G LTE networks, runs twice as fast, has an improved camera, has improved audio, has a new, smaller dock connector, and has the new Apple maps instead of Google maps.
Please click on the CNET link above to read details about all these features. Pricing is the same as when the 4S was introduced, while the price of the 4S itself has now been lowered. According to The Huffington Post, "Apple is knocking $100 off the price of the 16GB iPhone 4S, which will retail for $99 rather than $199, with a two-year contract. The 16GB iPhone 4 will be given away for free when customers sign contracts with mobile carriers."
As for the new iPods, DailyTech writes, "The new iPod nano features a 2.5" touch screen display and a home button (as seen on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad). It also features physical controls on the side and is available in seven different colors. The iPod nano now features Bluetooth, widescreen video playback makes a reappearance, a pedometer is built-in, and it also includes FM radio with DVR functionality." Price for the 16GB model is $149.
Talking about the new iPod touch, Daily Tech says that like the iPhone 5, "It too features a 4” screen (640x1136), but includes the older A5 processor. The anodized aluminum iPod touch is only 6.1mm thick and weighs just 88 grams. Interestingly the iPod touch now supports Siri. The iPod touch also includes a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash (it supports the Panorama feature introduced with the iPhone 5) and a FaceTime HD front-facing camera. There is also a little button on the backside of the device that once pressed, opens to reveal a lanyard loop to better secure your device when taking pictures."
Comparing the new iPhone 5 (right) to the iPhone 4S