Kal Korff

Review: Apple’s New iPhone 5 and iPods
by Kal K. Korff
Internationally Syndicated Copyright © 2012 by Kal K. Korff - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Appleʼs new iPhone 5 has already broken previous sales records set by the iPhone 4S. In the first 48 hours, the company had already sold some two million units. As with each new iteration, the worldʼs most popular smartphone just keeps getting better. Hereʼs a brief overview, including the companyʼs new re-designed iPods. iPhone 5 offers twice the RAM of its predecessor, its processor is a custom A6 chip made by Apple which is twice as fast and 22% smaller than on the iPhone 4S. This extra speed is important, especially because of the companyʼs new mobile operating system, iOS 6, which widens its lead (features wise) over Googleʼs competing Android software. It is 18% thinner at just 7.6mm, it is the worldʼs thinnest smartphone. Itʼs also 20% lighter, weighing only 112 grams. While previous iPhones featured a 3.5 inch display, iPhone 5 has a larger four inch screen, which is a game changer. With 44% more color saturation and full SRGB color, it is the most accurate in the industry. Its touch sensors are integrated into the display, which makes it 33% thinner. No other manufacturer offers this. iPhone 5 is truly a global phone, it “works everywhere.” It supports a dizzying array of mobile networks: GPRS, Edge, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, 3G, 4G, DC-HSDPA and LTE. This means that iPhone 5 is capable of blazingly fast Internet download speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second, with wiFi downloads of up to 150mpbs! Apple is the only company to include a Retina Display sporting 326 pixels per inch. They are so fine, the human eye cannot individually distinguish them. iPhone 5ʻs screen

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resolution is 1136 x 640 pixels, which is a natural 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, perfect for panorama photos or viewing HD videos. Despite its larger screen size, iPhone 5 can still be used comfortably with one thumb. Instead of 20 icon apps per screen, you now get 24. iPhone 5ʼs battery also lasts longer, with some 225 hours on standby, with 3G and LTE browsing of up to 8 hours, 40 hours of music and 10 hours of video between recharging. iPhone 5 includes a re-designed 8 megapixel iSight camera which has a resolution of 3264 by 2448 pixels. It contains backside illumination, a five-element lens, and can shoot photos in the panorama mode and seamlessly stitch them together for a total of 24 megapixels. Its A6 chip has a built in Image Signal Processor which automagically compensates for low light situations, removing pixels which degrade an image, giving you the best photo possible. iPhone 5 takes pictures 40% faster, making it ideal for even photo journalists. You can also now take pictures while recording video, to snap a panorama photo you just move your phone in any direction you want, the iPhone does the rest. It records videos at full 1080p HD, and it also has face detection. iPhone 5 has two cameras, a rear and front facing one, which allows for free video conferencing over any cellular network. iPhone 5 is the first model to feature three microphones. One in the front, back and at the bottom. This is great for filtering out background noise, which the phone automagically does, as well as for voice recognition. The device supports the companyʼs Siri software, which allows you to speak to your phone to make it do your bidding. Apple also revamped their venerable iPod line which have long dominated the market. Like iPhone 5, the new iPod Touch has the larger 4 inch screen and also features the same retina display, while at the same time it comes with a new 5 megapixel iSight camera that for the first time includes a flash. The iPod Touch used to be available in only two colors, black and white. Now, five of them are available: red, blue, yellow, pink, grey, and black. The iPod itself is white, its colors come from the sleeve and protective case enclosure, which now comes with a handy security wrist strap. The iPod Nano was also radically re-designed, it now sports the same types of apps and similar look and feel as the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and it now includes an FM radio.

Copyright © 2012 by Kal K. Korff - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this content may be reproduced in any form nor by any means without the express, written consent of Kal Korff. “Fair use,” does NOT apply. By reading this document, you willingly agree to be legally bound by its terms and conditions. Violators of this policy will have a felony DMCA Copyright infringement notice filed against them with law enforcement. First time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both. For repeat offenders, the maximum penalty increases to a fine of $1,000,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both. This is a DMCA protected document, illegal copying and/or reproduction of its contents are tracked on the Internet and reported to law enforcement for felony prosecution.

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The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch can run the same apps. Appleʼs AppStore is the worldʼs largest, more than 700,000 programs are available for download, many of which are free. The new models also come with radically re-designed ear buds which provide a much richer, deeper sound. Apple took three years to develop them, theyʼre truly a breakthrough considering their size. To perfect them, Apple used a 3D scanner to make measurements of peopleʼs ears which eventually resulted in a single design, optimized for everyone. The new ear buds, which look like something out of a Star Trek movie, offer a much richer, deeper bass, and actually push air and sound through the tubing. Theyʼre truly an engineering marvel, unmatched by any competitor, as are the new iPhone 5 and the new iPods. END 1.0v1 September 16, 2012 Kal K. Korff is an officially accredited internationally known author, columnist and investigative journalist.

Copyright © 2012 by Kal K. Korff - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this content may be reproduced in any form nor by any means without the express, written consent of Kal Korff. “Fair use,” does NOT apply. By reading this document, you willingly agree to be legally bound by its terms and conditions. Violators of this policy will have a felony DMCA Copyright infringement notice filed against them with law enforcement. First time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both. For repeat offenders, the maximum penalty increases to a fine of $1,000,000, imprisonment for up to ten years, or both. This is a DMCA protected document, illegal copying and/or reproduction of its contents are tracked on the Internet and reported to law enforcement for felony prosecution.

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