As we had mentioned, the new iPhone is also thinner than the '4S' by 7.6mm and lighter by 112 grams. The i5 runs on the Apple's latest 'A6 chipset', which is said to offer 2x faster processing speeds and graphics performance. We still have no word on the number of cores and clock speeds though.
The camera on the new-comer measures at 8 megapixels; the same sensor as the on on the iPhone 4S, but the sensor is supposedly 25% smaller this time. There is also a newly announced panorama mode, which obviously stitches together full res photos as the sample showcased had 28megapixel resolution. Apart from that the phone comes with an upgraded front-facing camera, which now supports 720p video recording (720p!!!).
The specs sheet also features three microphones, noise-cancelling earpiece, smaller speaker and brand-new Lightning connector. The latter is 80% smaller, has 8 pins and is reversible. An adapter for the old 30-pin cables has been announced as well, so older accessory users need not worry.
Software-wise, the iPhone 5 is obviously going to run on iOS 6. Apple didn't announced any new and unseen feature for the OS, so we assume you probably know everything. Still, you are more than welcome to check out our iOS 6 preview here.
The pre-orders for the iPhone 5 starts on September 14. The couriers will be knocking on your doors as early as September 21 if you live in USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore or Hong Kong. 22 more countries will join the fun on September 28, while before the end of the year the iPhone 5 markets number will grow up to 100.
Unsurprisingly, the Apple iPhone 5 is going to cost US$199 (76 Omani Riyals) with a two-year contract in the States. And as the new signing joins the team, the 3GS should go out.
The 8GB Apple iPhone 4 and the 16GB iPhone 4S models reportedly, will be still available for free and US$99 on a contract, respectively. Finally, the iOS 6 free update will hit the previous generations of the iPhone on September 19.