Apple iPhone 5 Vs iPhone 4S don’t seem to be very different. In features, not much has changed except of course a larger display for the new version.
By Abdul Vahid V
Apple’s brand new mobile iPhone 5 is the talk of the town. The Cupertino based tech firm has just uncovered the device. It is now slated for shipping on September 21 in the US. Cell carriers like AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are expected to bring the device to the people across United States. The latest edition of the Apple phone follows the iPhone 4S, which was launched in October last year. Here we put the newest two Apple phones for a comparison.
Weight and Dimensions
There are some significant changes in the form factor of the iPhones. The new one comes with a lightweight and slimmer body. Thanks to 7.6mm depth and 112g weight, the new Apple phone is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S. The 2011 edition is no more a beast, however. It is 140 grams weighty and 9.3mm thicker.
One of the points that chiefly distinguish iPhone 5 from its predecessor is it large display. Apple has produced its new handset with a bigger 4-inch display. Well, the phone also excels in regards of screen resolution and pixel intensity. With an aspect ratio of 16:9, the device has a nice screen resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels at 326ppi. The last year’s phone has a 3.5-inch display with 640 x 960 pixels at the same 326ppi. Both phones use Apple’s well-appreciated Retina technology.
Similar to its predecessor, iPhone 5 also comes in three memory variants; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The phone, however, doesn’t sport a microSD slot for memory expansion like most Andorid handsets.
Apple has finally brought 4G LTE to its phone. The high-speed network connectivity will let you surf web faster, stream video without buffering and lead FaceTime video-chats perfectly. The phone also supports HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, Wi-Fi (2.4ghz and 5ghz on 802.11n) and Bluetooth 4.0. Apple has also embedded a new smaller dock station with the phone. The iPhone 4S doesn’t have 4G, on the other hand.
The new member to the iPhone family comes with Apple’s new A6 chip with a dual core processor. It is said that the new chip will perform two times faster than its precursor, the A5 chip, which you can see in iPhone 4S and iPad 2. The last version has a dual core 800 MHz processor, plus 512MB of RAM. The new model has 1GB RAM instead, which makes the device a real competitor to the new wave of Andorid phones.
For the new iPhone, Apple has designed an advanced iOS 6 version. Apple demonstrated the feature-rich iOS 6 at the WWDC 2012 in June. The new iteration of iOS comes with a set of brilliant features such as Passbook, a new Safari browser, better Siri personal assistant app, Apple Maps and more. The current version of the handset runs iOS 5.1.1. But, Apple has offered to update the device’s firmware to the new version soon after the release of its new handset. Thus, the iOS update is to hit iDevices such as iPhone 4, 4S, iPad 2 and iPad.
Apple is to begin shipping the new iPhone to market on Sept. 21 in the U.S., U.K. and many other major markets across the world. Apple has started to accept pre-orders for the handset from September 14, two days after its official announcement in San Francisco. The iPhone 4S has been there for around a year. Apple brought the device into shelves in October 2011. It is available in all leading markets across the world. In the U.S, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint sell the version.
Apple has the same price range for the new handset. You can buy the 16GB version for $199, 32GB for 16GB and 64GB for $399 with two-year contracts in the US. In the UK, the device’s unlocked version starts at £529. Following the arrival of the new iPhone, Apple has slashed the price of its predecessor. The 16GB model now comes for just $99 in the U.S. and £449 for the SIM-free version in the U.K.