Wednesday evening in San Francisco, hundreds of journalists had the opportunity to see the first new iPhone, first generation after the separation of Steve Jobs by company he founded with Steve Wozniacki and Ronald Wayne. iPhone 5 rumors confirmed expectations: is thinner, lighter and has a bigger screen.
However, Apple has kept its sleeve that other aces to throw the fight increasingly stronger to rule the smart phone market. Thus, the 4G technology LTE, A6 dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera and an advanced operating system have become standards for smartphones. Analysts say IT & C market but the new phone from Apple, although visibly improved, failed to shock as happened when the iPhone 4 came on the market.
Here are some pluses and minuses that will make a difference in consumer preferences:
Size, thickness and weight. It is the lightest and thinnest smartphone ever created by Apple, is 18% thinner than the 4S and 20% lighter. Small size are not noticeable when the phone is closed, but the length of the screen (which is now 4 inches to 3.5 inches previous models) allows better visualization of information. Despite the fact that Apple representatives said they would be the thinnest phone on the market already exists Motorola Droid RAZR which has a thickness of 7.1 mm. In addition, Huawei has created phones with a thickness of 6.7 mm and 6.2 mm ZTE. True, the rest of the technical specifications are not placed on these leaders in smart phones. However, the observed metal casing that provides a sophisticated look.
A6 processor and operating system iOS6. If Apple officials are right, the new iPhone will be two times faster than the 4S. This means that web pages will load 2.1 times faster and applications will load songs 1.9 times faster. Although performance is improved, A6 is 22% lower than the A5. In addition, iOS6, presented in June, will include new maps applications, Passbook, FaceTime 3G and updates for Siri. Operating system can be downloaded to other terminals from 19 September.
Camera. Has all 8 megapixels, as 4S. The main competitor remains the Sony Xperia T field, which has a 13-megapixel camera. However, finally iSight comes with support for panoramic photos (available previously only with applications) and can take pictures and record at the same time. Other news: noise reduction, additional lighting and more quickly to pictures at night.
"When you look at these products, you can see that there are innovations in the field.''
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Connector. As rumored for quite a while, Apple has changed the traditional 30-pin connector that is used for nine years, even before the existence of the first iPhone. The new device, called Lightning can connect on both sides. But it is 80% smaller than the old connector, which means that users who already have various accessories from Apple will have to buy an adapter to use them with the iPhone 5. The adapter will cost between 19 and 39 dollars. Many voices have speculated that Apple used this maneuver to raise revenue rather than to reduce the size of the phone.
4G technology. Apple has lined requirements and features new iPhone 4G LTE connectivity that allows, in addition to the already available networks. The phone has an antenna or dynamic, and it provides automatic change from one network to another, depending on availability. However, not many countries supports this technology. In Romania, for the moment, there is no 4G network, but even these days, the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications conducted a tender for granting new licenses in the field. One of the auctioned frequency is compatible with the technology used by Apple.
Battery. Apple officials promise a life of eight hours of talk time or internet 3G browsing, 10 hours Wi-Fi browsing, and 225 hours in standby. If that would be used for calls in 4G network, and would exhaust your battery even faster. So far, the phone has not been tested, but it is very possible that life is under Apple announcement.
Siri for Romania to be seen
Apple's personal assistant, Siri, is almost useless in Romania. In Europe, only Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Italy and Switzerland have support for it. No Siri integration - Twitter and Facebook is not working in Romania. Also, the new online store, iTunes will be available only in Romanian music. Movies, series and other options are still inaccessible to users in Romania.
iPhone 5 will be available for pre-ordering on September 14, followed in stores to reach 21 September. In Romania, most likely, the new smartphone from Apple will be available in October for mobile operators and maybe even a little earlier at online specialty shops. Two-year subscription price will start at $ 199 (about 670 USD) for the 16 GB version.
Analysts estimate that in the first week of release will sell 6-10000000 iPhone 5, that is, at the end of this quarter, Apple will report sales of 22-23 million units. In its first weekend, 4S has sold over 4 million units