iPhone 5 is the sixth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 4S and preceding the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Formally unveiled as part of a press event on September 12, 2012, it was released on September 21, 2012. It was the first iPhone to be completely developed under the guidance of Tim Cook.
Major change included an aluminum-based body which was thinner and lighter than previous models, a taller screen with a nearly 16:9 aspect ratio, the Apple A6 system-on-chip, LTE support, and Lightning, a new compact dock connector which replaced the 30-pin design used by previous iPhone models. The density stayed the same, at 326ppi, so that resulted in a size increase to 4-inches and pixel count increase to 1136×640 to fill up all that extra space. It allowed for an extra row of icons, an extra message, and extra everything in general. Apple also switched to in-cell technology, which let them combine the touch sensor and LCD into one layer. If the pixels previously looked like they were painted beneath glass, the iPhone 5 made them look like they were painted inside the glass.
Apple began taking pre-orders on September 14, 2012,and over two million were received within 24 hours.Initial demand for the iPhone 5 exceeded the supply available at launch on September 21, 2012, and was described by Apple as “extraordinary”, with pre-orders having sold twenty times faster than its predecessors. While reception to the iPhone 5 was fairly positive, consumers and reviewers noted hardware issues, such as an unintended purple hue in photos taken, and the phone’s coating being prone to chipping.
|Release date||November 2012|
|Dimensions (mm)||123.80 x 58.60 x 7.60|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||1440|
|Screen size (inches)||4.00|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||326|
|Processor make||Apple A6|
|Operating System||iOS 6.1.4|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||NA|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.00|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
The iPhone 5 was discontinued by Apple on September 10, 2013 with the announcement of its successors, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C.