iPhone 5 is here to capture a chapter from the history of cell phones

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If you didn't know that Apple was supposed to unveil its latest iPhone a couple of hours ago or in case you had no clue about the new features in its accompanying iOS 6, perhaps you belong to a different planet! Seriously, now that Apple has introduced its 4-inch iPhone 5 with much fanfare, it wouldn't be odd to argue that it'll be remembered in the history of cell phones many years from now. As cynical as you might be, you might contend that it can be said about each and every iPhone. However, while each iPhone release receives a great deal of limelight, not all iPhones necessarily enjoyed that iconic status. Just remember the iPhone 4S which hasn't been able to get rid of the somewhat disparaging "iPhone4 copycat" epithet. Well it might truly deserve that, but let's move on.

On the other hand, fast-forward to 2012 and you'll see iPhone 5. It's what Apple needs to attack the likes of Galaxy S III and what users like to see in a modern 2012 handset. After all, defeating Samsung just in court isn't enough to woo customers or even maintain previous iPhone users. The iPhone 5 offers a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136x640 pixels (326ppi), 100Mb LTE connectivity, and dual-band Wi-Fi. It's thinner -- 7.6mm and lighter -- 112 grams than its 4S counterpart. Yes, with its A6 chip which brings a 2x improvement in CPU and GPU performance, it's just 112 grams -- quite unbelievable! Though its battery capacity is still unknown, it would be logical to assume that the battery offers more juice as dictated by the requirements of the new iPhone. Also, it introduces a very small dock connector which is 80 percent smaller than the previous connector. Finally, while it uses an 8MP camera, it's 25 percent thinner than the one found in iPhone 4S. It's said to have an enhanced low-light performance. Now add all iOS 6 new features to these to see what an iconic cell phone it can become.

At the end of the day, some might call it an iDevice evolution and some might go ahead and use the title of "The most revolutionary iDevice" to refer to it. Whatever the appellation, Apple will sell a cornucopia of it and unless some party poopers detect notoreous battery issues or overheating issues in it, it's in a perfect position to make all customers jubilant. So what Are your plans? Have you decided to upgrade?

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