Apple Inc., an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers, develops a new product again: the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is a touchscreen-based smartphone, which means it is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone, with an electronic visual display that can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area.
iPhone 5 is the sixth and most recent generation of the iPhone, a line of smartphones designed and marketed by the said company. The product was announced on September 12, 2012, and is scheduled to begin shipping on September 21, 2012.
Unlike its predecessor, the new iPhone 5 has a bigger 4-inch screen rather than the traditional 3.5-inch screen and a smaller 8-pin dock connector compared to its predecessor, and is also lighter, thinner and faster. It is the first iPhone that supports 4G (“LTE”, “Long Term Evolution,” marketed as “4G LTE,” a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals) which in telecommunications means the fourth generation of cell phone mobile communications standards. It also has a screen with an aspect ratio [“of a display”]—the proportional relationship between the width of a display and its height—of nearly 16:9 like most high definition televisions (“HDTVs”) currently sold and matching much newer content that’s delivered in the same aspect ratio. It means it provides a resolution that is substantially higher than that of standard-definition television.
Apple claims it is the thinnest smartphone in the world, with its official slogan as “The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.”