One of the most remarkable things about the iPhone 5 is its significant weight loss. At 112 grams (that's 3.95 ounces, or approximately 1/4 of a pound), it's 20% lighter than its precedessor. For something that's rarely out of our hands and pockets, that's not insignificant.
We got to wondering what else weighs about as much as Apple's newest iPhone. Here's what we found!
Apple did a terrible job keeping anything about the iPhone 5 secret. The big 5-shaped shadow on the event invitation all but confirmed its "iPhone 5" moniker, and that was the last item on the checklist--at the September 12 unveiling event, Tim Cook and his colleagues stood on stage and ticked off, one by one, the things we already knew. Larger screen, check. New connector, check. LTE networking, check. Really thin, really light--of course, what else were you expecting?
It's too early to see it, but you know in the next couple weeks the market is going to be flooded with accessory deals as manufacturers prepare for the iPhone 5. For now, things are holding steady, but the dam's gonna burst soon. Meanwhile, get your hands on some of these top tasty bargains.
Many third-party case manufacturers sent out press releases yesterday with the news that some of their best selling cases are now compatible with the iPhone 5. Obviously, we have no physical way of refuting these claims (we've had the unfortunate circumstance of receiving products that were not at all compatible with a newly released iOS device), but here are a few of the manufacturers you might consider purchasing or pre-ordering an iPhone 5 case from.
If you simply can't get enough news about the iPhone 5 as you wait to preorder your new handset beginning on Friday, we've assembled a few smaller stories that popped up after the big media event and throughout Tuesday evening for you to enjoy in one big gulp!
Well, Apple finally blew the lid off the joint in San Francisco this morning, revealing the brand new iPhone 5. So, while you're patiently awaiting for September 21 to arrive, now's a great time to take a deeper look at what makes the sixth-generation iPhone really tick. Here's a rundown of the device's wireless functions, including 4G LTE.
What will Apple reveal? Will it be a widescreen iPhone 5 with all the bells and whistles that rumor blogs have been speculating about? Will iOS 6 be everything we've hoped it to be? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed Wednesday, September 12, at 10:00 A.M. PST/1:00 P.M. EST. We'll be live blogging the iPhone 5 event from the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in downtown San Francisco. Executive Editor Susie Ochs will be there to provide us with photos and a minute-by-minute account of all the action. You can also set yourself up with a reminder to join us for the liveblog after the cut.