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Will You Buy the New iPhone5?

Pre-orders begin Friday, and the new smart phone goes on sale Sept. 21.

It’s lighter, thinner and beautifully crafted of glass and aluminum. After buzzing rumors and anticipated hype, the new iPhone 5 is here

Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Wednesday detailed its latest smart phone, featuring a 4-inch screen, which is 20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, the iPhone 4s. TechCrunch has the details.

Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 begin Friday, Sept. 14, and Apple stores will sell the device a week later on Sept. 21.

Tech reporters have already been reviewing the smart phone and some highlights include:

  • A 4-inch screen with highly sensitive touch sensors
  • More networks: Runs with Sprint, Verizon and AT&T’s LTE networks
  • Longer battery life: 8 hours of 3G talk time and 8 hours of 3G and LTE web browsing
  • Three microphones in the mix: one on the front, one on the back, and another on the bottom
  • New mini Dock Connector “Lightnin”: its digital and has eight pins
  • Camera: 40 percent faster image capturing, will support panoramic photos and shared photo streams

Are you impressed by the iPhone 5? What are your favorite features? Or do you think it’s too similar to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s? Let us know in the comments. 

dorimonsonfan September 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM
4" screens are so 2009 and small. I prefer the new gallaxy s3 which sports a 4.8" screen.
phil September 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Doubt it. 4S does what I need.
Brent Champaco September 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Probably not unless Patch is willing to cover it :)
Luna September 13, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Yes, but in a few weeks when I'm eligible for an upgrade.
Akiko Oda September 13, 2012 at 03:37 AM
For me, the new cable outlet is the deal breaker... for now.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA September 13, 2012 at 03:42 AM
. My NOOK Color and my FlipPhone work just fine for me. However, this may change for a GadgetFreak like I'm known to be. Do stay tuned. JG- J-
Timothy Carter September 13, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I'm not ready to jump ship for it yet...but my wife is excited to go to the iphone after all these years with Android.
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA September 13, 2012 at 07:43 PM
. Here's David Pogue's NYT Report. J- http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/the-iphone-5-my-first-impressions/?nl=technology&emc=edit_ct_20120913
dorimonsonfan September 13, 2012 at 07:48 PM
After further review, I'm holding out a few months for a phablet. Samsung note 2 is going to have a 5.5" screen.
Venice Buhain September 13, 2012 at 08:13 PM
I still have an iPhone 3GS, because the iPhone 4S was not enough of an upgrade to justify spending $199. The iPhone 5 looks like it could be worth that much for an upgrade and if not, then the iPhone 4S is worth its new, lower $99 price for me.
Jeffery carroll September 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
After just upgrading last dec to a 4s I won't , but my friends will so I'll see then what it offers and see if it's justifiable

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