New processor and graphics
What would a new version be without being faster than the older one? The new iPhone 5 comes with faster Apple A6 processor that is used in the newest iPads and according to Apple; it is twice as fast as the processor in the previous version.
This upgrade might not be noticeable for most users, but the pickiest ones working with complex apps or latest 3d games will really see the difference. A6 processor will speed up the operation system as well as the apps and allow them to run smoothly.
For the fist time, Apple decided to enlarge the screen. This change was expected as the other competing products from Motorala, HTC or Samsung provide much larger displays (up to 4.8”). Apple opted for 4”- inch screen with 1136x640 resolution, so it is enlarged by 0.5” and still comfortably usable in just one hand.
With larger screen, the user experience was improved, and all the core applications were redesigned to work with the new screen.
Smaller dock connector
Apple redesigned the dock connecter and made it smaller by about 20%. Because it is reversible, it does not matter which way you plug it in. We do not quite understand what was the trigger leading this unimportant change.
It may cause some incompatibly issues with the iPhone accessories you already own that were designed for older versions. For this purpose, Apple comes with an adaptor what will solve these problems, but is asking $35 making it pretty costly.
Thinner and lighter than before
Neat improvement for those who do not like carrying heavy phone in their pockets. Currently, with just 7.6mm the new iPhone is the thinnest smart phone in the world, being thinner by 18% from the previous version. Moreover, it is also lighter by 20% down to 112g. The basic designed was not drastically reshaped and this change was achieved by usage of aluminium panel instead of glass.
Faster internet support
Yet other innovation is the support of faster mobile networks. The fifth version now supports HDPS+, DC-HSDPA and LTE with the maximum download speed 100 Mbps. There will be 2 slightly different versions available both with different support to LTE.
Even though it does not come with anything revolutionary, it provides some neat features over the older versions. Going on sale on 21st September, are you going to exchange to the fifth version of your favorite cell phone?