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Will You Buy the New iPhone5? (POLL)

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

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

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

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

 

Local iPhone stores in the area are:

451 University Avenue; (650) 617-9000

Stanford Shopping Center, 183 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto; (650) 798-6180  

, 1301 Burlingame Avenue; (650) 340-1167

Hillsdale Shopping Center, 340 Hillsdale shopping center, San Mateo; (650) 645-4800

San Francisco, 1 Stockton Street; (415) 392-0202

 

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”: it’s 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. 

Daniel Lee September 13, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Not impressed. There is still no NFC for mobile wallet/tickets. Many of the new features are a part of ios6 anyway. New connector is a bust: we will be stuck with USB2.0 for another decade. 4G LTE support is not truly global different versions of the phone (GSM/CDMA) will not be 4G in every country.
Rigo September 13, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Also missing; dynamic homescreens, the ability to share information by touching phones together (via NFC), wireless charging, and face recognition to unlock. Just a few of the things that are available on Android and even Microsoft powered smart phones. '4g' has been available on other phones for 2 years Video chatting/facetime over 3g/4g has been available on droid phones for 2 years. Phones have had even tried glasses free 3D in the time between iphone 4 and the new iphone 5 It is an aesthetically pleasing phone like its previous generations. Also, if you have already bought into the apple ecosystem this is a definite upgrade from the iphone 4. But is it a great leap forward in design/features? Nope this one is a dud when compared with the competition out there.
Ernest Giono September 20, 2012 at 03:59 PM
An iPhone? Not me.I wouldn't know what to do with it. I still use smoke signals to stay in touch with my friends.
jim e. September 21, 2012 at 08:10 PM
I'd rather buy Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Curt Williams September 23, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I'll have to agree with Rigo, above. All) of the "NEW" Iphone features have been available on Android phones for a couple years now. The only reason people get all excited about the Iphone, is that every new version gets advertised, for weeks, on the evening TV News.

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