Gleaming and glittering its way onstage in San Francisco, on Wednesday, was probably the most anticipated and hyped iPhone to date. As the features, software services and pricing plans rolled out, the spectators couldn’t help but play host to the realization that this device will be the most desirable smartphone in the world for this year.
The actual launch event obviously lacked the flair and tenacity of Steve Jobs, delivering the speech so inspirational, that people would place orders without even paying attention to the gadget itself! The iPhone 5 sports a 4-inch “retina” display and is 20 percent lighter than the previous iPhone 4S. The new System on a Chip (SoC)technology in the iPhone 5 definitely gives a boost to the mobile games and apps segment. The CPU in the A6 is twice as fast as the processor in the iPhone 4S and graphics are also twice as fast.
One of the most touted aspects of the device is the diverse arsenal of communication platforms that it supports such as GSM, CDMA, LTE, as well as 4G. The 8MP iSight camera has upgraded sensors to go along and shoots 1080p HD video recording at up to 30 frames per second with audio.
Mobile Taking New Forays
First things first. The mobile industry is obviously set to shakeup thanks to the recent outcomes of long-standing litigation between Apple and Samsung. However, barring that for a second, the latest iPhone has become a loyalty-switcher for a lot of Android enthusiasts. A recent survey by Techbargains found out that a chunky 22% of Android users showed intentions to switch to the new iPhone.
Furthermore, a lot of industry analysts, thanks to the processing power and functionality that it provides, have touted the iPhone 5 as a barrier to growth in the PC segment, since everything will be condensed into the palm of your hand. It’s not just the sales that will interest people as they roll out, but the industry ripples of this new device, being felt by everyone from game-producers to mobile retailers.