Yesterday, Apple had a press conference regarding the 6th generation iPhone, aka, the iPhone 5. And of course, there will be those people who will be getting the new iPhone (Editor-At-Large Kevin Li included). But whether you buy it online, or get it in store, here’s what you need to know about the new iPhone, pricing, and all the carriers.
If you haven’t heard, Apple has increased the size of the iPhone 5. It now features a 4 inch display diagonal, with a height of 4.87 inches, a width of 2.31 inches, and a depth of 0.30 inches. The weight has also decreased, now at 112 grams, or 3.95 ounces. Of course, with the taller iPhone, you will get an extra row of apps. It will feature the retina display, with a 1136×640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi. The back camera is 8 megapixels with an f/2.4 aperture, and features panorama capabilities. The back camera also returns with 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. The front camera still has that awful 1.2MP photo, but is in 720p HD for Facetime calls.
This iPhone is one of the first devices to feature Apple’s new lightning connector, which is a smaller dock pin connector. Of course, this means that we have to go buy new accessories for our iPhones and future iOS devices…just great. iOS 6 is also included. Internally, there’s a longer battery life, as well as the new A6 Chip. The new iPhone 5 has 4G LTE support, which in simple terms, means pretty fast speeds over a cellular network compared to 3G. It comes in “Black & Slate,” as well as “White and Silver.”
The pricing for the iPhone 5 is similar. The 16GB iPhone 5 is $199, the 32GB iPhone 5 is $299, and the 64GB iPhone 5 is $399. Remember, this is on contract. However, you can buy it unlocked for these prices, $699 for the 16GB, $799 for the 32GB, and $899 for the 64GB. Yeah…that’s expensive.
Your main Canadian carriers will be Bell, Rogers, Telus, Fido, Virgin Mobile, and Koodo. Smaller companies like Sprint and Moblicity may get it in, but we’re not sure. It’s going to be available on September 21st in-store here in Canada, but you can start ordering online on September 14th. As of writing, the Apple Store Online is shut down, most likely for Apple preparing their influx of massive online orders. Hopefully it won’t crash!