It is finally upon us: the release of the long awaited Apple iPhone 5. People have waited in line or been put on waiting lists just to receive this new technological marvel. Is the iPhone 5 really worth all of this fuss? Judge for yourself as you go through all of the new features that the iPhone 5 has to offer:
1. Larger screen with a better display
As most people have heard, the iPhone 5 is slightly taller than the iPhones before it. This obviously allows the screen to be bigger, but with this bigger screen also comes a better display. There are now more pixels per inch in the display on your iPhone 5, as well as more vibrant colors and contrast in the picture. This will also allow you to take better pictures with your camera.
2. Faster connection to the internet
In order to speed up connection to the internet, Apple has made use of LTE. This provides faster connection to the internet regardless of where your connection is from. LTE technology improves 3G, 4G, and wireless internet connections, allowing you do surf the net much faster on your new iPhone 5.
3. Increased battery life
Due to a new type of computer chip used in the iPhone 5, the performance of the phone is significantly better while using less battery life. It works efficiently with the operating system in order to best use the available energy. With this new chip, talk time has increased to 8 hours, browsing time has increased to 8 hours, and video playback time has increased to 10 hours.
4. Better camera with more features
The camera on the iPhone has increased to a better picture quality with faster snapshot time. It also now offers a panorama feature, better recording features with an HD option, and FaceTime available on 3G connection instead of just on WiFi, which is how it was previously offered.
5. Better map features
Everyone is trying to find their way in this world, and sometimes that need is more physical that metaphorical. If you are the proud owner of an iPhone 5 and are lost then you are in luck! The iPhone 5 includes more accurate turn by turn instructions, as well as more detailed map views. There are also a lot more display options that you can make use of on this new piece of technology.
6. New EarPods
Apple has improved the shape of their EarPods by taking into consideration the shape of the inner ear. These new EarPods stay in the ear better and produce better sound quality.
7. Improves functions of Siri
You thought Siri was great before? Well, meet the new and improved Siri! She understands more questions that you have to ask. She can post things to social media sites for you. She can give you information like sports scores and restaurant recommendations. She has even learned more languages than she knew before. Be sure to check out all of Siri’s new features and see if she has an answer for you.
Author Jason Harter enjoys technology and blogging. He is a contributing writer for creditreport.org.