Deciphering the iPhone 5
THE LATEST VERSION OF THE IPHONE IS THINNER, LIGHTER AND LONGER, BUT DOES THAT MAKE IT BETTER TOO? WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE PHONE
The advanced, smartphones that we use today are a gift from
Apple. No, Apple didn’t design all of them, but
back in 2007 it gave the industry a masterpiece that managed to change the dynamics for good. It set new bench
marks, both in terms of the hardware and software. It won’t
be wrong to say that if Apple hadn’t launched the iPhone, we could still have been been using the old 2.4-inch displays with
alphanumeric keypads in feature phones and resistive (stylus driven) displays in
business phones. Yes, there were apps for Nokia and Windows phones then too. But we had to search websites
like getjar.com to download them. Apple streamlined this by introducing App Store, a onestop shop for downloading all
free and paid apps. Apple hasn’t looked back since. Unlike other players, the
company brings out just one new smartphone every year and
manages to keep the competition on their toes. The recently launched iPhone 5 with a bigger
display, faster processor, fine camera and better battery life is single-handedly trying to keep the Android onslaught at bay.
Here is a look at the new features in this iconic phone—
and where it falls short.