We may not have joined the ranks of the die-hard fanatics who spend the night queueing outside for the new iPhone 5, but it’s hard not to be intrigued by Apple’s new release.
The anticipation has been building up for a while now with most people focused specifically on the design and the direction it would take.
Apple may not have deviated too far away from the successful iPhone 4S, but you can’t help but admire the work that has gone into the new smartphone.
Thinner and lighter than its predecessor, the new iPhone 5 boasts a stunning four inch retina display, an A6 chip designed by Apple to boost performance speed, ultrafast wireless technology and an even better battery life.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said: “iPhone 5 is the most beautiful consumer device that we’ve ever created.
“We’ve packed an amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thin and light, jewel-like device with a stunning 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast A6 chip, ultrafast wireless, even longer battery life; and we think customers are going to love it.”
There have been some drawbacks to the new release – one of them being the design lacking the iconic feel that we’ve become accustomed to with the iPhone. This is entirely down to personal taste though.
Issues with the lack of 4G LTE may pose a problem to some. NBC News reported on the iPhone 5 saying: “Check your carrier’s coverage maps before you buy! That sweet 4G LTE technology isn’t going to be everywhere. It’s not a deal breaker: The current iPhone is quick enough for most cellular data needs, and even without LTE, the iPhone 5 will be too.”
If you’ve never owned an iPhone before, it may be time to do so.