After the success of previous generation products, Apple launched its newest product: the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, free turn-by-turn navigation, and a faster A6 processor. The iPhone 5 is the iPhone we've wanted since 2010, adding long-overdue upgrades like a larger screen and faster 4G LTE in a razor-sharp new design.
The new design is flat-out lovely, both to look at and to hold, and it's hard to find a single part that hasn't been tweaked from the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 is at once completely rebuilt and completely familiar.
The sixth-generation iPhone has finally landed following months of rumors and speculation, and this time there are plenty of changes internally and aesthetically. It addresses a number of concerns that critics have raised over the past year, but as with any high-profile launch (and especially with Apple products), new complaints have already surfaced. We'll investigate these and more as we put the iPhone 5 under the microscope.
Apple has almost completely redesigned the iPhone's exterior, yet it still looks very much like the iconic handset everyone is familiar with. For the first time in the iPhone's history, Apple bumped the screen size up -- albeit slightly. The 4-inch display retains the same 326 PPI density as its predecessor with an effective resolution of 1,126 x 640. Even so, the iPhone 5 has a small display compared to some other devices on the market.
The display's width remains unchanged by design. Apple said it wanted users to still be able to hold and operate the phone with one hand -- an obvious jab at larger handsets like the upcoming 5.5-inch Note II. The extra real estate is immediately evident when surfing the web, writing an email or texting.