Apple Event Wrap-Up


It’s here! The highly anticipated iPhone 5 was officially launched at the Apple Event last night.

Here you can read up on a wrap-up of the event happenings and what was launched.

Hours before the keynote the iStore went down sparking even more hype over the event. Not only was the new iPhone 5 launched but an array of changes including a new line of iPods, EarPods and some iTunes changes.

Here’s the important bits:

iPhone 5

  • Bigger screen, including a Retina display
  • LTE connectivity
  • New charger/ data cable – Lightning Connector
  • Thinner design
  • A6 chip giving graphics, CPU and even better battery life
  • EarPods – newly designed heaphones to come with the iPhone 5
  • Better camera
  • Siri is more intelligent
  • The new iPhone 5 runs iOS 6

Technical specifications

Size matters

  • 123.8mm high
  • 58.6mm wide
  • 7.66mm deep
  • Weighs 112 grams

Display

  • 4 inch screen
  • Retina display
  • 1136×640
  • 326 ppi

Cell & WiFi

  • GSM/ EDGE
  • UMTS/ HSPA+
  • DC-HSDPA
  • LTE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi using 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS

Sim

  • Nano-SIM. Not compatible with Micro-Sim

Camera

  • 8 Megapixel
  • Autofocus
  • LED flash
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • 1.2 Megapixel front camera
  • 720p HD Video
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Improved video stabilisation

Headphones

  • Apple EarPods with remote and mic
  • Includes storage and travel case

Connector

  • Lightning Connector, replacing the traditional 30-pin

Battery life

  • Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G
  • Up to 8 hours on LTE
  • Up to 10 hours on WiFi
  • 225 hours standby

Price

  • 16GB $199
  • 32GB $299
  • 64GB $399
  • No confirmed price or launch date for SA

iPod

A new range of iPod touch will be released which will include Siri.

Camera, Bluetooth and WiFi changes are also noted on the new iPod Touch range.

The iPod Nano also went through some changes.

Both the iPod Touch and Nano will now include a Retina display and the new Lightning Connectors.

iTunes

The ever popular iTunes application also went through a re-design, with Apple launching version 11.

These changes include a new look library, an improved iPad display, widescreen video support as well as full iTunes support for the iPod Nano devices.

Useful links

 

Video of the Keynote speech

iPhone 5 full feature spec

iPhone 5 promotional video

Did you expect this from Apple? Strangely, most of the rumours actually took place and we didn’t see too many surprises from Apple this time around.

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