Apple unveils iPhone 5.., and new EarPods
USA Today is liveblogging it:
1:15 p.m. It is official: Apple announces iPhone 5.
Apple exec Phill Schiller is on the stage for the iPhone presentation. It’s made entirely of glass and aluminum. Thinnest lightest… 7.6 mm thick 20% lighter than 4S.
It is the same width but taller screen, 4″ diagonally. “It should be easy … More apps on every screen”
1:24 p.m. ET:
Specs: GPRS, EDGE, Ev-DO, HSPA, HPSA+, DC-HSDPA, LTE: single chip, single radi, dynamic antenna.
The world’s most advanced display, says Shiller.
He shows OpenTable and how it looks better. Of course, movies take advantage of that new display… has 40% more color saturation.
New 4″ inch retina display allows developers to do more, says Shiller. It makes a “better application.”
1:25 p.m. ET: Here’s the carriers: Sprint, AT&T, verizon in U.S.
There is a brand new A6 chip that’s two times faster at CPU and chip graphics, as well as 22% smaller.
There’s up to 150Mbps on Wi-Fi.
1:26 p.m. ET: “It actually makes the game easier to play,” says Murray showing off car racing game using new graphics. “Now this is something we have never seen before. … On a powerful new iPhone” … leaves stage. Schiller back.
1:30 p.m. ET: Schiller: 8 hours of 3G talk time. 40 hours of music playback. iSight. 8 megapixel sensor. f/2.4 aperature. Dynamic low light mode … “you really see the difference in those low light images.”…
Stay tuned for more. UPDATE: Check out Wired for tons more detail.
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