Apple iPhone 5 set to hit UK 21 September

What Mobile
September 13, 2012

The Apple iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date and will be hitting stores in the UK on 21 September 2012 with two colours and three different storage capacities on offer.

The Apple iPhone 5 comes with an anodized aluminium body and has been redesigned to deliver an overall weight of 112g and body size of just 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm. Being some 18 per cent thinner and 20 per cent lighter than the iPhone 4S, it certainly lives up to Apple’s claim that it’s the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date,

Apple is also claiming there are over 200 new features in the iPhone 5, including mapping services provided by TomTom, Facebook integration, Passbook and enhanced Siri features and languages.

The 4-inch Retina display delivers a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels and a 800:1 contrast ratio. It also comes with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on the front, making the iPhone 5 smudge resistant.

With support for LTE on-board we can expect the iPhone 5 to be offered on EE’s recently announced 4G network, while the dual-band 802.11n WiFi means the iPhone 5 offers the fastest download speeds no matter how to you choose to connect to the web.

When it comes to multimedia, the 8-Megapixel camera has also been redesigned and is now 25 per cent smaller than the camera on the iPhone 4S and offers Full HD 1080p video recording at 30fps. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera is capable of handling 720p video at up to 30 frames per second.

Other key features include three microphones for improved in-call quality, the new so-called Lightning dock connector, as well as a battery life of up to eight hours of 3G talk time and a decent 225 hours on standby.

The iPhone 5 will be available in three capacities, 16GB, 32GB and the high-end 64GB versions and will be offered in two colours, allowing you to choose from either Black and Slate or White and Silver.

You can pre-order your Apple iPhone from 14 September with an on-sale date of 21 September 2012. Prices start at £529 here in the UK. Will you be one of the first to order Apple’s new smartphone? Let us know in the comments below.


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