Apple iPhone 5 is official: 4-inch screen, LTE, ships this month

By Shawn Knight
Sep 12, 2012
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  1. Phil Schiller stole the show at today's media event where Apple finally unveiled the long-awaited iPhone 5. Cupertino's new flagship handset is largely what we expected to see – both aesthetically and internally – based on numerous leaks and rumors.

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  2. Cool, the new iPhone 5 is now the same as Android phones were 1 year ago.

    Let the fanboy rush to Apple stores and spend a lot of money to get the new toy from Apple.
    No NFC?
    Just got a 4" screen, 1-2 years after everyone else
    Just got wifi N, 1-2 years after everyone else
    Just got LTE, 1-2 years after everyone else

    Keep up Apple, now start to sue other company saying they all copied your iPhone 5.
    Jesse_hz, Mokito, p51d007 and 4 others like this.
  3. Alvaro

    Alvaro TS Rookie Posts: 41   +8

    Déjà vu.
  4. Copy from Goophone
    Jesse_hz, coldsoda and DanUK like this.
  5. Wait so it's not even a quad core processor? So the Goophone is better. lol
    Jesse_hz, coldsoda and scorpian007 like this.
  6. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Enthusiast Posts: 191   +40

    Wait. The Samsung Galaxy 3 has 5 rows of icons as well. Somebody better rush to the patent office...
    Jesse_hz, p51d007 and DanUK like this.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,404   +889

    LTE. Late, Though Expected.
    p51d007 and DanUK like this.
  8. I have to say I am dissapointed with the smaller charger. Why could a micro USB not be used as is used by almost every other chargeable device? Even the trimmer I use to shave my balls uses a micro USB now so I need one cable for all.

    They really do know how to milk the public for their money.

    Queue the queue's :)
    Jesse_hz and budnik like this.
  9. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +165

    I would never buy anything with the evil apple logo on.

    £399 for a 64 gb iphone is just wrong considering foxxcon employees only earn about 150 dollars a month and the suicide nets have only just been removed from the factorys.

    Good luck to goophone with their ironic lawsuit.
    Jesse_hz likes this.
  10. Carlos Garcia

    Carlos Garcia TS Rookie

    I'm a big apple fan for they are geniuses in re-inventing technology and making it great for everyone. BUT this time, Apple has disappointed me in getting a phone that has no WOW features, just the same as everyone else.

    I'm thinking seriously about switching to S3 (But I'm not quite sure, yet)
    andrewdoyle88 likes this.
  11. DanUK

    DanUK TS Enthusiast Posts: 210   +9

    An extra row of icons?! **** me sideways!

    Seriously tho the cheek of them putting on their website "The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone" just.. too far.
  12. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,926   +170

    Actually that's one of the few innovations on the iPhone 5, a reversible connector is a very good idea IMO.
  13. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 310   +62

    I'd hope the iphone 5 has a better battery. The galaxy s3 destroys the iphone 4s in battery life despite having a bigger screen. With the iphone 5's small screen, lower resolution, and extra time to work on it; it should have a MUCH better battery life than the 4s and the galaxy s3. We'll have to see though.

    P.S. - Am I the only one who literally couldn't tell the difference between the 4, 4s, and 5 until I noticed the extra row?
    Jesse_hz likes this.
  14. uMad Bro?
  15. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    $399 for the 64GB model? That must be with a 2-year contract? Normally it's like $849 for the big one.
  16. My phone is better than your phone! Nyah nyah nyah. Haha what a bunch of nerds.
  17. Iphone sucks ill just go to getgo and buy a $40 phone that does pretty much the same thing minus the stupid apps that I dont even want or use
  18. Dukenukemx

    Dukenukemx TS Rookie Posts: 70   +14

    LTE and 4 inch screen! What all the Apple fans are going through.

    ReederOnTheRun, Jesse_hz and DanUK like this.
  19. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 579   +13

    Did anyone else see the slide saying it had 3264x2448 res?
  20. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    That's the camera
  21. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 579   +13

    Oh...makes more sence now
  22. veLa

    veLa TS Addict Posts: 569   +101

    Yeah that's the resolution for the 8MP camera.
  23. DKRON

    DKRON TS Enthusiast Posts: 579   +13

    Yea thanks for that, they usually don't advertise the res of a camera so I was abit confused
  24. Wizz-Fizz

    Wizz-Fizz TS Rookie Posts: 35   +11

    ..... and yet you took time to post on a forum on "TechSpot"..... someone still in the "Nerd Closet" huh?
  25. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Booster Posts: 417   +74

    Funny...rabid fanbois say:
    Who needs FIVE rows of icons
    Who needs anything larger than a 3.5" screen
    Who needs LTE
    Apple use to LEAD innovation, now all they do is SUE.
    Jesse_hz and DanUK like this.

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