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iPhone 5 announced today for late September delivery

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Today, September 12, Apple announced their newest iPhone, the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 will be available in stores beginning September 21. For customers of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, pre-orders will be available starting Friday, September 14.

Apple has shared that the iPhone 5 is thinner, faster, and has a longer lasting battery. While the “all-new 7.6 mm anodized aluminum body” is thinner and lighter than the previous version, it has a larger, 4-inch Retina screen. With a new, blazing fast A6 chip, ultrafast wireless, and LTE connectivity, the iPhone 5 is a step up on performance.

The camera on the iPhone 5 is 8 megapixels with “a sapphire crystal lens cover that is thinner and more durable than standard glass.” A great feature of this device and iOS 6 is a panoramic function that allows you to take great pictures up to 28 megapixels. With improved stabilization, face detection, and the ability to take stills as you record videos, this camera is a improvement even for Apple.

Recording and calls are improved thanks to the three microphones on the device and improved noise canceling technology. Apple has also shared that the “iPhone 5 now includes support for cellular wideband audio for crisper word clarity and more natural sounding speech.”

The iPhone 5 will come in both black and white and three storage sizes, 16GB ($199), 32GB ($299), and 64GB ($399). The iPhone 5 will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The iPhone 5 will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK as well at the same time as the US release.

If you are a current iPhone owner, check the sites early to make sure you get your pre-order on the September 21 release date. If you have been thinking about upgrading, your time to act is very, very soon. Best wishes on the upgrade and enjoy the new device.

Photo Credit: Apple

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