Apple unveils iPhone 5
Apple's iPhone 5 is no longer just a myth. The secretive company finally unveiled the iPhone 4S successor and the newer model comes with some real upgrades. The Los Angeles Times reports Apple showed off its newest baby to the world on September 12 via a press conference.
The latest in the iPhone family is about 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S and will be able to connect to speedy 4G networks. The phone also has an updated screen - growing from 3.5 inches to 4 inches. This may not seem like a big jump, but it is the first of the iPhones to have a different size screen.
PC Magazine recently compared the iPhone 5 with other smartphones on the market to test how it really pairs up. The iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III have the same price tag for customers starting a new plan, while the Samsung is carried on more networks. Both are offered by AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, while the Samsung Android is also carried by T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. Both phones are 4G-compatible, while the Samsung's screen is .8 inches bigger than the iPhone 5. However, with the added size comes added girth as well - the iPhone 5 weighs in at 3.95 ounces, while the Android tips the scale at 4.7 ounces.
Do you buy the hype of the iPhone 5 or would you rather keep your current phone? What new features do you like most on the iPhone 5?