iPhone 5

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iPhone 5

iPhone 5
Device type iPhone
Model identifier iPhone5,1
Release year 2012
Processor Apple A6
Display 4"

Network Types:

  • 2G: GSM+EDGE
  • 3G: CDMA 1x, EV-DO Rev. A, UMTS/HSDPA
  • "FauxG": HSPA+ (GSM-centered units only)
  • 4G: LTE (support varies with centering and Apple approval)


By rumormongers' estimates, the iPhone 5, announced at a September 2012 press gathering, was the phone to watch for, and the iPhone that 2011 should have seen if it wasn't for the 4S' arrival that year; after all, Apple seemed to have better things in mind than too-huge screens and LTE radios that it claimed drew too much power.

The iPhone 5 is the first Apple phone to be created outside of Steve Jobs' aesthetic control, and with such liberty, Apple designers and engineers were able to evolve it into a thinner, lighter, larger and smarter device than any previous iPhone model.

The iPhone 5 sports a 4" high-density Retina display on an aluminum body (not seen since the 3GS) as well as an in-house-designed A6 SoC that's "twice as fast" as the 4S' A5 chip.

Other notable features include simultaneous dual-band 802.11n WiFi, a 4G LTE data modem, and support for Apple's new reversible 8-pin "Lightning" connector.

iOS 6 ships by default.

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