So iPhone 5 finally was finally unveiled, I had to sit at home and wait until Apple event takes place and the question that we all ask now; is it worth the wait? Well I’m here to help you find the answer. The funny part is that the official iPhone 5 looks similar to the one that was leaked in a video last week, ok so now let’s talk about the specs shall we?
Dimensions & Display: It’s clearly thinner (7.6mm), lighter (112 grams, iPhone 4S weighed 140 grams) because it’s made from aluminum, and taller than iPhone 4s. The screen is bigger (4 inch) and uses Retina display with resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels. They say display will be crystal clear and has more color-depth.
Processor: iPhone 5 uses the new A6 CPU (quad-core) which is faster than the older A5 chip in iPhone 4S. So iPhone 5 will run applications and games faster.
iOS: iPhone 5 will use iOS 6 which will be officially released on 19th of September.
Camera: 8-megapixels with 3,264 x 2,448 pixels, that’s similar to iPhone 4S.
Sim Card: It will use sim card called ”Nano” which is smaller and thinner than the micro, I read that Wataniya and Viva have announced that such sim card will be available soon.
Colors: Comes in white and black (so like before), though I wished if Apple made it available in more colors.
Release Date: It will be available in the U.S, U.K, Canada, Germany, Japan on 21st of September, so we can order it via Apple UK and ship it to Kuwait via any mail forwarding service.
Price: Most probably cost will be similar to iPhone 4s when it was first launched ($199- $399).
Verdict: iPhone 5 does in fact look different from previous iPhone’s, but the biggest advantage (LTE 4G network) which provides 100 Mbps download rate won’t work in Kuwait because we don’t yet have local 4G network.
Note: Some images via [link]