After much hype and a series of rumours, Apple finally launched long awaited iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco.
The new iPhone 5 is taller, slimmer and lighter than its predecessors and definitely looks stunning. The new A6 chipset will run twice as fast as the earlier models. It will also support high speed 4G LTE. Let us have a look at some other impressive features that iPhone 5 has to offer:
4-inch "retina" display
8 mega pixel camera
Improved battery performance
Compact socket for the charger
Apple maps application instead of Google maps
More uses for voice activation feature Siri.
One interesting change that Apple had made to iPhone 5 is the replacement of NFC (near field communication) with its in house developed application Passbook, which can allow the users to organise a number of tickets, gift cards and passes in one place. It looks like a misstep but only time will tell if the omission of NFC will work in Apple's favour.
The final verdict goes like this: iPhone 5 has failed to deliver the X - factor that everyone expected. It does not have even any radical feature that will set a bench mark for its competitors or tempt the existing Android smart phone users to switch to iPhone 5. However it is surely going to be a sure shot hit among the users who are looking for an incremental update over the previous iPhone versions and it would hardly be surprising if iPhone 5 rules the market soon after it is made available in the stores!