Thursday, September 13, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 specs, pictures, price in the Philippines

Apple has unveiled a taller, 4G-enabled iPhone at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday (Thursday in the Philippines), after months of hype and speculation.

The phone allows to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. iPhone 5 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S.

It, however, does not feature an NFC (near field communication) chip to allow it to make touchless payments.

Apple iPhone 5 Specifications

Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight: 112 g

Type: LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Internal: 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Card Slot: None

Speed: DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular
Bluetooth: v4.0 with A2DP

Primary: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video: 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging
Secondary: 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G

Operating System: iOS 6
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Browser: HTML (Safari)
Colors: Black/Slate, White/Silver

The unveiling comes with new features such as the Lightning connector, new set of EarPods, and the pure glass and aluminum design.

Release Dates

Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 starts on September 14. It will be released in the following countries in September 21:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • UK
  • France
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong

Apple did not say the release dates in the Philippines, however, the new handset will be released in 22 more countries on September 28, while before the end of the year, the iPhone 5 markets number will grow up to 100. I bet you will wish to have it released here on the 28th, right?


The price for iPhone 5 is the same as last year's $199, $299 and $399 with 24-month contract for 24 months.

Based on the set of prices of iPhone 4S, the price for iPhone 5 phones could be the same.

Globe iPhone 4S 16GB – P37,000
Globe iPhone 4S 32GB – P43,000
Globe iPhone 4S 64GB – P49,000

Smart iPhone 4S 16GB – P33,200
Smart iPhone 4S 32GB – P38,200
Smart iPhone 4S 64GB – P43,200

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