A brand new iPhone with a 4-inch, 16:9 ratio display, 4G/LTE support and new A6 processor
Apple has finally revealed the much anticipated iPhone 5 after months of speculation and rumours. The new version features a re-worked design that is completely manufactured out of glass and aluminium and it is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever made, weighing in at a mere 112g and measuring 7.6mm thick. Form-wise, it retains the shape of the previous iPhone 4 and 4S but the big new draw to this model is the beefed-up display, which is now 4 inches wide and has a resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels, or a 16:9 aspect ratio.
iOS 6 will be available from September 19th
If you were expecting some last minutes features in iOS 6, then you may be extremely disappointed. Apple seemed keen on showcasing the features we have already seen back in June at their annual WWDC conference, such as a new Apple maps, turn-by-turn navigation, Facebook integration and a beefed-up Siri offering, whereby you can now tweet, update your status and launch apps from Siri, along with much more.
Cue Eddy Cue (sorry, bad joke…) up on stage now to talk about the music side of Apple – and by the looks of it they sure have been busy. The first item on the agenda was iTunes 11 which brought a simpler new interface on both Mac and Windows to Apple’s slightly tired default music player (in terms of looks, anyway). The new design is now edge to edge and focuses on cover art (so get tidying up your libraries!) in a new grid style. There’s also built-in iCloud, tying in with the deeper integration we saw in Mountain Lion and Facebook is now woven into iTunes, effectively killing Ping in the process, Apple’s failed attempt at social networking.