iPhone 5: Everything You Need To Know About Apple’s New iPhone

BY Tris Hussey

Published 18 Aug 2012

Everything you need to know about iPhone 5.

Apple unveiled iPhone 5 – their hotly anticipated 6th generation iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12.

iPhone 5 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than iPhone 4S and comes packed with new features and improvements such as a taller 4-inch display, faster A6 chip, support for faster 4G LTE networks, improved battery life, FaceTime HD camera and more.

Check out our in-depth look at iPhone 5’s:

Here’s a compilation of some of the best photos of Apple’s new iPhone we’ve seen so far, which should give you a glimpse of what it will look like in every possible angle.
Hands-on Video And First Impressions:
Check out this post for the hands-on video and first impressions of iPhone 5.
iPhones Compared
If you’re an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS user, check out this post to find out what’s new in iPhone 5.
The first iPhone 5 benchmarks have already hit Geekbench. Based on the benchmark results it seems to be screaming fast. Take a look at how it stacks up against Android-based smartphones like Galaxy S III that are powered by quad-core processors.
The Competition:
Take a look at the first reviews of iPhone 5 by some of the well known tech writers and critics.

Release Date:

iPhone 5 went on sale in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21.

iPhone 5 will be available in 22 more countries on September 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.


iPhone 5 will available for $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, $399 for the 64GB model for a two-year contract.

Upgrade Eligibility:

If you’re in the U.S, check out this post to find out how to check your iPhone 5 upgrade eligibility. If you’re on AT&T’s family plan, you can save money by buying the iPhone 5 using any phone number that is eligible for an upgrade. Find out how to use an upgrade eligible number to activate your new iPhone 5 on a different mobile number.

Selling your old iPhone:

If you want to buy an iPhone 5, then check out this post to find out when is the best time to sell your iPhone and the best places to trade-in your old iPhone. Don’t forget to follow these simple steps to erase data from your iPhone to get it ready for resale.

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