iPhone 5. Absolutely new characteristics of
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Yes, friends — somehow with safety at Apple this year the situation appeared slightly more awfully, than in a past. At Steve such was not. After all, actually, huge part of hardware features of new iPhone which iPhone 5 really is called, we learned long before official presentation. After all, the device not became more awful from it, and heat we will compare to the announcement of iPhone 4 and, can absolutely be, what even with unusual action of 2007 when the world saw the 1st phone of Apple. Before us absolutely new device in what practically each aspect exchanged in comparison with iPhone 4S.
Back to sources
Farewell flew down on a back of phone and hi aluminum! By all means, the design of iPhone 4/4S is abrupt and analogs in the market are not present, but glass from 2 parties after all is less comfortable, than property of metal on the back panel. The company came back to iPhone 5 to sources. Instead of strong, but tyazhelenny steel it used aluminum, at all this from it is executed not only phone rim, but actually, all its case.
Metal change positively affected mass of an accessory — it for 20 % easier than iPhone 4S (112 g against 140 g). Not including that, phone became thinner. Here too there is a merit of the aluminum case certainly executed by a principle of Unibody. The Apple was possible to reduce thickness of iPhone for 18 % (7,6 mm against 9,3 mm)
It was one of the most complex challenges which we ever decided — to make much more functional phone than his predecessor which at all this will appear even more compactly and easier. Everyone in a condition to make phone it is more.
Phil Schiller, vice-president for Apple marketing
Let’s add about the case. It is made of the anodized aluminum of the 6000th series — same is used in Apple laptops. On the back panel of silvery (white) model above and below there are white inserts from clay glass. At livid or flaky (slate) of model inserts from pigmentirovanny dark glass are used.
Change of ratios
On the one hand, the screen in iPhone remained same as in the predecessor — with density in 326 PPI, I rub Retina. On the other hand, its diagonal became more — 4 inches, and permission is higher — 1136х640 points. Naturally, the ratio of the parties with 3:2 on 16:9 exchanged.
Why we chose directly such size? Yes because of yours, consumers, hands — it should hold and be simply in it comfortable in operation. Here is how we did iPhone 5.
Phil Schiller, vice-president for Apple marketing
The changed diagonal of the monitor, permission and ratio of the parties — it not the unique configurations in it. Color coverage is expanded for 44 %. Actually, on quality of a color rendition it came nearer to new iPad, and among phones it in general a unique indicator.
Hearings about In-Cell technology use for creation of the iPhone 5 monitor appeared truthful too. The touch panel is integrated directly into a LCD matrix, together with color filters. Thus, the screen became thinner, the color rendition became better (there is no additional touch layer), and cost became theoretically lower.
When I say that this screen looks better, I do not joke — it became really better.
Phil Schiller, vice-president for Apple marketing
Under the new size all appendices built in iOS and firm programs too, like iMovie, by GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, Numbers are altered. They became more convenient and better, the screen place is used to the maximum. In iOS desktop too there is a tiny and expected change — 5 ranks of icons.
Developers more approached to Apple actively adapt the programs for use of the increased workplace of the monitor. Well, and those who do not hurry, in principle will not do much harm in any way to future users of iPhone 5. Not adapted programs will be deduced all as pixel in pixel, and a part of the screen from above and from below is simply blacked out.
Some more interesting lines: brightness — 500 нит, contrast — 800:1, an oleofobny covering (can be, even more abruptly, than in iPhone 4S).
Honeycombs with taste 4G
Surprisingly, but in so very narrow compact and easy phone of Apple managed to squeeze the LTE module. Long ago not a secret that competing "shovels" with such modem the bolshenny dimensions in a certain degree owe this gluttonous component for which the separate aerial and the capacious accumulator is required.
The company from Kupertino did not hurry with support introduction 4G in iPhone, having waited emergence of the universal radio module with HSPA support +, DC-HSDPA and LTE. It малогабаритен, it энергоэффективен, it is rather UNIVERSAL.
Apple did not begin to attack a rake as it was with new iPad when only the Canadian and American ideal of LTE was supported. iPhone 5 can provide high-speed data exchange in the majority of the countries where there are cellular networks of the 4th generation. Can absolutely be, as Russia will appear in the list.
It should be noted also that for a voice transfer and data one chip is used that too is achievement (economy of energy and a place on the motherboard). Not including that, Schiller mentioned about certain to "the dynamic aerial», but did not begin to explain that this such.
The Wi-fi module too new and too prestigious, with support of 2 frequency ranges of Wi-fi (2,4 and 5 GHz) and the IEEE 802.11n protocol.
Blyutuz 4.0 — all usually, plus of GPS, GLONASS and a digital compass.
More abruptly, than iPad … 3rd iPad
By tradition of Apple used in the flagman phone more serious hardware platform, than in a tablet. Let’s remind that in new iPad the system – on – the Apple A5x chip, different from previous SoC only by increased number of computing blocks in the graphic chip is established. The processor, in fact, remained same, as well as in iPad 2. But it does not belong to iPhone 5. In it SoC Apple A6 is used.
Phil Schiller did not begin to accent attention on technical properties of the chip, having noted that in it twice more productive computing block and GPU in comparison with Apple A5. the 4-nuclear processor (can be, official confirmations are not present) plus the 4-nuclear video chip — as in PS Vita.
Schiller promised double increase in productivity in many appendices and actions though here, more quickly, everything in aggregate works, including improved a flash memory and more productive RAM.
Naturally, during discussion of the processor it is necessary to remember games. Real Racing 3 becomes one of the first products to the maximum loading a stuffing of iPhone 5. The graphics cool, practically as on big consoles of the current generation, well or is not more awful, than on PS Vita. Reflections in the mirrors, difficult sheyder and structures, effects with particles, etc.
The chamber with sapphire protection
Decrease in thickness of devices usually not perfectly affects quality of the chamber as for the photomodule and its optical system it is very printsipny parameter. Usually producers especially not заморачиваются and simply stick thicker and sticking-out module, in the very narrow case, trying to level somehow this moment by means of design of the back panel. It not Apple way.
There is not enough of that the reduced thickness of the case did not affect in any way quality of the chamber, on the last measure, Phil Schiller is confident in it, instead of to trust it an occasion is not present, so it became even better.
The number of megapixels remained the same, their eight — more and it is not necessary. The sensor, seemingly, the same, with a return flare — its possibilities more than is enough and all potential in iPhone 4S was not opened.
The optical system appeared is seriously changed, and directly at the expense of it engineers of Apple achieved decrease in the sizes of the photomodule for 25 %. And instead of plastic sapphire glass for protection of a lens was used.
More powerful SoC level with the processor of processing of images (ISP) of the last generation allowed to open sensor potential absolutely. In – 1-x, speed of photographing is increased by 40 %. In – 2-x, the system of stabilization of the image for a photo and video is improved. In – 3-x, quality of shooting in aspects of weak illumination is increased, the number of noise is reduced, cunning filters are applied to improvement of the characteristic of the total picture. In – 4-x, panoramic shooting with coverage in 240 ° and with automatic seamless gluing together of images. Permission total panoramic a photo makes 28 megapixels!
As to chamber FaceTime HD, some improvement of the characteristic of the picture and adaptation for video stream transfer through cellular networks is promised. Yes, FaceTime in 3G/4G-networks — it already reality for iPhone.
Nearly did not forget about the next printsipny function — there was a possibility to do pictures directly during record of video. Also here examples of a photo (are clickable), made the iPhone 5 chamber:
It is more photo and their originals are on the Apple site.
The calling loudspeaker in iPhone of the first generation was frankly weak, and the same Nokia E61/61i tore it to rags. In iPhone 3G the situation became slightly better, in 3GS — without configurations, and here iPhone 4 amused really a qualitative and basovity sound. In iPhone 4S on personal feelings the sound became more flat, shouting. In iPhone 5 the company improved loudspeakers, at all this having reduced their size by 20 %.
The design of loudspeakers is changed, new magnets and a coil design are certainly applied. A result — an expanded frequency range. Whether really iPhone began to sound better, we learn after release.
Microphones in an accessory at present already three pieces — well as on another? The Apple was changed absolutely by everything in the device — it is absolutely new iPhone. One microphone settles down on the forward panel, the 2nd — on the bottom side, the 3rd — on the back panel. So severe configuration is necessary for the advanced system of a shumopodavleniye and improvement of the characteristic of a speech transmission.
Earphones, they absolutely new too. The unusual form is urged to improve convenience of carrying of "droplets". Before achieving hotimy result, it was created more a hundred part of prototypes and large-scale testing on more than 600 people is held.
Not including that, quality of sounding is increased also. And it is concrete, loudspeakers with a composit diaphragm are used. In it the company applied two different materials — rigid and flexible. The design such that allows to achieve accurate return at rather big amplitude of movement of a diaphragm. It expands a frequency range with smaller losses at a sound transmission via loudspeakers.
Eventually, in complete earphones of Apple the bass should seem! For its formation cunning located openings in the case of droplets and if is more exact, in their lower part answer. Thus engineers of the company realized own sort the acoustic chamber.
30-pinovy dock-konnektor — give, good-bye
We are familiar with ordinary Apple dock-konnektorom nine (!) years. In 2003 it became current and since then did not change — it abruptly.
But during a certain moment progress asks victims. In this case producers of accessories as at iPhone 5 the new dock-konnektor, 8-пиновый, is called as Lightning became victims, in a certain degree.
Not including reduced by 80 % of the sizes it became stronger and more convenient, it is possible to insert though what party. The Apple actively works with suppliers of accessories and shortly we will see the compatible periphery from Bose, JBL, Bowers & Wilkens and other known brands.
And for old accessories there is a successful adapter. In fact, at its use all design not especially differs from an ordinary 30-pinovy cable.
Nano-Sim — about is not present!
In absolutely new iPhone there was also absolutely new SIM slot that absolutely in this case does not entertain. Hearings about nano-SIM was much, they are at present confirmed.
The SIM-card of a new sample for 44 % is more compact, than micro-SIM. It, naturally, excellent, allows to save up a place in the superthin iPhone 5 case. Here only trimming of the SIM-cards used in iPhone 4/4S, at present will not help. Most likely, it is necessary to extract the latest card. Discrepancy that nano-SIM is thinner than micro-SIM and mini-SIM. At the last 2 thickness identical.
It is necessary to lay down only that cunning Chinese will invent the cunning unit for trimming of SIM-cards not only along the edges, well and at thickness too.
The charge does not happen much
The processor became more feasible, there was a LTE module, the monitor diagonal increased — all this asks big energy consumption. But Apple managed to keep autonomy of iPhone at worthy level, and in places even to improve it.
As the company of it achieved — whether increase in capacity of the accumulator or still what "shamansky" methods — is not clear. Not including that, it is necessary to hold in the head that official results of testing of autonomy can differ from real operating experience. Though, usually the Apple with it does not play pranks.
So, web surfing or conversation with introduction of 3G-communication will discharge the iPhone 5 accumulator in a zero in eight hours. Web surfing when using LTE module — too eight hours that is excellent. Travel on Internet open spaces through Wi-Fi increases time of independent work for a couple of hours. Similar it and when viewing video, in other words 10 hours — are slightly less, than at new iPad. It is possible to listen to music till 40 o’clock without battery additional charge, and in a waiting mode the device is capable to work till 225 o’clock.
Well when, when?!
For what I love Apple, so it for lack of big delays between the announcement and release of new devices. In this case the company will start to accept advanced orders with September 14. On September 21 the device will enter the market in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Australia, the rising sun Country, Hong Kong and Singapore. A particular interest the 1st, usually, cause two and the last two countries — in their lowest prices for Apple equipment.
On September 28 iPhone 5 will get to 22 countries:
As to the prices, they too remained invariable though there are configurations in a line of phones of Apple. iPhone 3GS left on rest. Its place was occupied by 8-gigabyte iPhone 4 offered in the USA on contract base is gratuitous. 16-gigabyte iPhone 4S will cost $99, but too with the contract. Though options with the unblocked devices but while cost of the such is unknown will be offered also.
iPhone 5 in options from 16, 32 or 64 GB a flash memory on contract base will cost $200, $300 and $400 respectively. Without the contract it, most likely, in the USA will cost as much, how many and iPhone 4S in a past — to $800 is dependent on model and without taxes.
Oops! … I Did It Again
What here to tell, not including that again made by Apple it! To presentation on the Internet there was a playful description of iPhone 5, a pier «long as a sausage». But this "sausage" on set of lines is at the moment the most technological device.
You only ponder — twice more productive, than upon iPhone 4S the processor with 4-nuclear GPU, LTE, one of the most accurate in the market of monitors and unequivocally most qualitative in respect of a color rendition, excellent properties of autonomy — all this is placed in inexpressibly very narrow case from glass and metal. Any compromises, only hardcore!
Small screen? In a certain degree and in comparison with modern Android-leaders, for which 4,5-4,8 inches — it already an ideal and, the iPhone 5 screen really small. Here only not in inches uniform live phone. Complete adaptation of the software, the greatest convenience of use of the device one hand — it stands high.
I would not write so safely and defiantly, without having tested huger devices personally, including Galaxy Note. Yes, the big screen — it abruptly and places with comfort, but in everyday operation of iOS nevertheless is more convenient. To me iPhone can absolutely change a tablet in work, Galaxy Note could not. Work with mail, a set and editing of texts in WordPress, iA Writer and Byword, reading a Twitter and other activity — all this is more conveniently realized in iOS, IMHO. 3,5 inches sufficed, 4 inches — are absolutely excellent, 7,85 inches — would be smart addition. We wait for iPad mini announcement.
To take or not to take a novelty? It to solve to you, dear readers. The founder of this big text already for itself solved everything. Only a hardcore, only at peak of technologies, only ahead of a planet only. [Apple] & [The Verge] & [Ars Technica] & [Engadget]
P.S. Official video iPhone 5 is excellent. It cheers up, relieves of indispositions, improves a potentiality. And if it is serious, simply look at it even if do not plan to take an accessory or prefer other candidates.