A remarkably slim design that
still makes room for a larger display and a faster chip. Ultrafast wireless
that doesn’t sacrifice battery life. And all-new headphones designed to sound
great and fit comfortably. So much went into this iPhone. So you could get even
more out of it.
- Thin, sleek, and very capable.
It’s hard to believe a phone so
thin could offer so many features: a larger display, a faster chip, the latest
wireless technology, an 8MP iSight camera, and more. All in a beautiful
aluminum body designed and made with an unprecedented level of precision.
iPhone 5 measures a mere 7.6 millimeters thin and weighs just 112 grams.1That’s
18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S. The only way to
achieve a design like this is by relentlessly considering (and reconsidering)
every single detail — including the details you don’t see.
- More display means more to see
Anyone can make a larger
smartphone display. But if you go large for large’s sake, you end up with a
phone that feels oversize, awkward, and hard to use. iPhone 5 features a 4-inch
display designed the right way: it’s bigger, but it’s the same width as iPhone
4S. So everything you’ve always done with one hand — typing on the keyboard,
for instance — you can still do with one hand. On a larger canvas that lets you
see more of every web page. More of your inbox. More events on your calendar.
Even more apps on your Home screen.
It’s more vibrant, too
This isn’t just a larger display.
It’s a larger Retina display. At 326 pixels per inch, it has a pixel density so
high your eye can’t distinguish individual pixels. And as stunning as the
Retina display is on the iPhone 4S, this one gives you 18 percent more pixels
for an impressive 1136-by-640 resolution. Colors get a boost, too, with color
saturation that’s 44 percent greater than before. So with iPhone 5, the
games you play, the words you read, the images you see, and the apps you love
look and feel incredibly vivid and lifelike. For big-time entertainment,
iPhone 5 lets you watch widescreen HD video in all its glory —
without letter boxing
You rely on your iPhone. So a
thin, light design and outstanding battery life are important to you. But so is
a fast data connection. LTE wireless technology is built for speed, but adding
it to a phone can create bulk and drain battery life quickly. iPhone 5
does LTE the right way — optimized for better battery life and designed for
ultrafast connectivity in a thin profile. The very things you want most from
Next-generation cellular and
iPhone 5 supports more networks
all over the world. That includes advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and
DC-HSDPA. Browse, download, and stream content at ultrafast speeds. Dual-band
802.11n wireless connectivity accelerates your Wi-Fi experience, too — up to
With the new A6 chip, just about
everything you do on iPhone 5 is noticeably faster — up to twice as fast
compared with the A5 chip. So apps launch, web pages load, and email
attachments appear almost instantly.
The A6 chip also offers graphics
performance that’s up to twice as fast as the A5. So you can power through
graphics-intensive apps and games. And enjoy higher frame rates for smoother,
more realistic gameplay.
Even better battery life.
Not only is the A6 chip custom
designed to be fast, it’s custom designed to work with iOS 6 to be extremely
power efficient. So even at its accelerated speed, iPhone 5 has more than
enough battery power to last throughout the day — up to 8 hours of browsing on
a cellular connection, up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 10 hours of video
- A breakthrough for ears
Just like fingerprints, ears are
unique parts of the body. Which means earbud headphones fit differently on
everyone. So rather than use the speaker as the starting point for new
headphones, Apple designers and engineers started with the ear. They tested
over a hundred prototype designs on hundreds of people. All with the goal of
creating earbuds that rest comfortably inside — and stay inside — a variety of
ear types, while also producing quality sound. The result is a breakthrough for
earbud headphones: Apple EarPods. They’re unlike anything you’ve ever
seen or heard.
Enhanced audio on iPhone 5
Apple EarPods are just the
beginning of the improved audio experience on iPhone 5. It’s designed with
three microphones: one on the front, one on the back, and one on the bottom.
The front and back mics work together to achieve beamforming — a technique
that helps iPhone focus on sound from the desired location for clearer audio.
New noise-canceling technology reduces background noise. So when you hold
iPhone up to your ear in a loud room, you hear what matters most: the voice on the
iPhone is the most popular camera
in the world. For good reason. Photos look so stunning, it’s hard to believe
they were taken with a mobile phone. And everything that made the iSight camera
in iPhone 4S the world’s favorite is now on iPhone 5 — and then some. The
new panorama feature lets you capture everything from a family reunion group
photo to a jaw-dropping shot of the Grand Canyon. With one smooth motion you
can shoot up to an impressive 240 degrees. The gyroscope, A6 chip, and
Camera app work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama up to
Even better features
The Camera app also features
improvements including 40 percent faster photo capture, better low-light
performance, and improved noise reduction. So you can snap more shots with more
detail and clarity than ever before.
Enhanced HD video recording
adventure-filled, must-see flicks produced by you and shot on iPhone 5.
Record stunning 1080p HD video with the iSight camera. Improved video stabilization
helps prevent shaky footage. Face detection for up to 10 faces means everyone
can have a moment in the spotlight. You can even take still photos as you
record, so you can capture small moments while shooting a big one.
FaceTime HD camera.
You use the front-facing camera
on iPhone 5 to make FaceTime video calls. And now those calls can happen
over a cellular connection if Wi-Fi isn’t available.5 The quality of
FaceTime video calls is so surprising, it’s as if you’re in the same room with
whoever’s on the other end. You can also use the front camera for taking
self-portraits or recording 720p HD video.
- A new way to get connected
Making iPhone 5 thinner and
lighter required a pivotal change: replacing the 30-pin connector with
something newer, smaller, and better. Introducing the Lightning connector. It
features an all-digital, eight-signal design that’s significantly more durable
than the 30-pin connector. Another brilliant feature of Lightning: It’s
reversible. Which means there’s no wrong way to plug in the cable.
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.
Soon many iPhone accessories will
be Lightning compatible. But if you have one that depends on the 30-pin
connector, you can still connect it to your iPhone 5. Simply use a
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (sold separately).
The new Maps app gives you a
better way to find your way. Map elements are vector based, which means
graphics and text are incredibly sharp, even when you zoom in. Pan around, and
you’ll instantly notice how smooth and responsive Maps is. Need directions from
Point A to Point B? Maps not only shows you how to get there, it tells you
— out loud, turn by turn. Maps also gives you real-time traffic
information and reroutes you to avoid delays. For a completely new perspective,
switch to Flyover and explore major metro areas from above with
photo-realistic, interactive 3D views.
Siri is the intelligent assistant
that helps you get things done, just by asking. Talk to Siri as you would
to a person: "Do I need an umbrella?” or "Any modern art museums around here?”
or "Where’s the closest ATM?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows
what you mean. It figures out the right apps to use to find the right answer.
Then, just like a personal assistant, Siri provides you with the information
New Siri features
With iOS 6, Siri understands more
questions, knows more answers, and gives you a lot more to talk about. Ask Siri
about sports scores and stats, where to eat, what movies to see — even ask Siri
to make Facebook posts or tweet for you. And Siri is fluent in more languages,
so it does more things in more countries.
- The foundation of iPhone.
At the core of every iPhone,
iPad, and iPod touch is iOS. It includes all the built-in apps you use every
day and all the intuitive technology — like Multi-Touch and Siri — that makes
iPhone so advanced.7 With every free iOS update comes even more capability
for your devices. You’ll find the latest version, iOS 6, already installed on
iPhone 5. So right out of the box, you get more than 200 new features to
make the things you do every day even better.