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9/13/2012
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iPhone 5: 10 Best Features

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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The iPhone 5's two cameras have gotten nice spec bumps. The front-facing shooter takes 1.2-megapixel photos, a notable improvement over the VGA-quality pics from the iPhone 4S's front cam. The rear-facing 8-megapixel iSight camera adds a new panorama feature that lets you shoot up to 240 degrees with one motion; the Camera app, A6 chip, and gyroscope team up to stitch together a high-res panoramic pic up to 28 megapixels in size.

The Camera app has other enhancements too, including better performance in low-light settings, improved noise reduction, and 40% faster photo capture, Apple says. And don't forget the hard and rugged sapphire crystal lens cover, which helps prevent the lens surface from scratching.

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9/13/2012 | 10:46:32 PM
re: iPhone 5: 10 Best Features
It is a mediocre attempt at something new.... as you say
It will be interesting to see if new apple products get banned for import to the US.
HTC got bit by Apple so I am sure they will respond in kind to Apple.
- Bad place to be when you only release one new phone a year.

It does look like they have tried to make it so it doesnt break all the time like the others but given apples poor industrial design history I am doubtful, time will tell.
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