IMG_0512

Here at SolidLine Media, we use plenty of Apple products – MacBooks, iPads, and yes, iPhones.
It’s been 14 months since Apple released a new iPhone – the iPhone 4S. But today, the company announced the iPhone 5, which will go on pre-sale this Friday, and will be shipped on September 21st.

Hype for the 4S surrounded Siri, the voice-activated assistant that could look up all kinds of useful (or not so useful) stuff for you. So what’s Apple touting for the new model?

Performance.

Many of the interior features Apple fans were hoping for with the last phone were engineered into the iPhone 5. Like everybody else, or at least it seems like it, we were glued to what the company planned to unveil today. Here’s a rundown of what’s in the new phone…..

A Bigger Screen

The iPhone 5 features a 16×9 native, 4″ screen. That makes it slightly taller than the previous model. Also, the engineering team was able to incorporate the touch sensors directly into the screen, removing a layer from the final product. They say that leads to less glare.

The new 4" screen allows for one more row of apps on the home screen, along with true 16x9 video display.
The new 4″ screen allows for one more row of apps on the home screen, along with true 16×9 video display.

A New "Lightning" Connector

Yeah, this is good and bad. The good is that the connection is much faster, and smaller, which allowed designers to do more with the phone. The downside is that all of those accessories you bought over the years won’t work. You’ll need to buy a $29 adapter. Kind of a bummer.

The smaller, "Lightning" connector.
The smaller, “Lightning” connector.

Thinner, Lighter, Faster

The new phone is just 7.2mm thick – making it the thinnest Apple phone yet. It’s also the most powerful, sporting a new A6 processor that leads to better graphics. And it’s their lightest phone as well – weighing in at just 112 grams.

A side view of the new iPhone 5.
A side view of the new iPhone 5.

Upgraded Camera

Probably most important for a company like SolidLine Media, the new camera is in line with its competitors. It takes 8 megapixel shots and features better video stabilization. There’s also a pretty neat panorama feature built into the phone that allows a user to slowly rotate around and create a high quality panoramic shot.

The front facing camera is now HD, allowing for 720p FaceTime calls - over both WIFI and cellular.
The front facing camera is now HD, allowing for 720p FaceTime calls – over both WIFI and cellular.

Those are just a few of the phone’s new features, but is it bold enough to distance itself from the competition? Or does Apple even need to worry about that anymore? The company has such a strong fan and user base, maybe being the best in every tech category isn’t as important as making a user-friendly product that meets all of their customers’ needs.

You can read more about the phone on the Apple website HERE. What do you think? Will you be buying one?

Tell Us About Your Project

Regardless of the type of video your organization needs from our team, there’s a
perfect mix of live video and motion graphics that will meet your needs