SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (CBS Seattle) — Apple has officially unveiled the new iPhone 5.
Although details are trickling out about the new device, the iPhone 5 definitely has some serious updates.
The iPhone 5 does have a bigger screen that allows an extra row of apps so there’s less scrolling between screens. The screen is retina which will make pictures and text pop.
Apple included a noise cancelling earpiece to help out hearing calls and three microphones are built in. Speakers are also upgraded and will be a little louder and clearer.
The camera is 8 megapixels and has some new features that will make mobile photographers happy. The lens is a five-element lens, and has a fast f2.4 aperture lens. That’s close to a professional grade lens that could be found on a DSLR.
The iPhone 5 will have a built in panorama mode, and includes image stabilization.
The camera is slated to work 40 percent faster.
Video got some upgrades which can be shot at 1080p. The face-time camera got an upgrade as well as it can capture images and video at 780p.
Surprisingly the connection port was also upgraded. The connection is called “lightning” and will be able to connect and transfer data faster compared to the older port.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, called it “the most beautiful product we have ever made.”
The iPhone 5 starts at $199.