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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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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.

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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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