Apple's iPhone 5 big reveal left some smartphone watchers wanting more. Take a look at the key feature changes and judge for yourself.
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Those blurry images of mysterious iPhone 5 prototypes were mostly spot on. Apple's 6th-generation handset is indeed slimmer and taller than its predecessor. Sheathed in an aluminum and glass exterior, the new iPhone is 7.6 millimeters thick, out-slimming the Huawei Ascend P1 by 0.09 millimeters--not that you'd notice. The iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams (3.95 ounces) and is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. One way Apple trimmed the fat was by embedding touch electrodes between the Retina display pixels, resulting in a 30% thinner display. The iPhone 5 also uses a nano-SIM card, which Apple says is 44% smaller than a micro-SIM. However, the new iPhone is nearly 9 millimeters longer than its predecessor.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.