The eagerly awaited Apple iPhone 5 has lots of great new features like 4G capability, bigger screen and better camera along with iOS 6 with much more funtionality but less secure mobile plateform (e.g. for example, someone with access to your device like a jealous lover or stalker could install a free app like Finder that would let him or her monitor and track your whereabouts), as well as many updates and improvements over the iPhone 4 features and apps.
Speaking of the cameras, the resolution of the graphics on iPhone 5—everything you see from pictures to e-mail to web pages—is crisp and incredibly detailed. Apple engineers have developed a smaller pixel, enabling them to cram 400% more pixels into the 3.5 inch screen, resulting in striking images, even at an angle. The advanced engineering produces a wider range of viewing angles than other LCDs, whether playing games or sharing video clips with a friend. This Retina display also has better contrast, giving the user whiter whites and blacker blacks for enhanced readability of text, including iBooks, as well as more striking pictures.
The touch-screen itself more durable than previous models, as well as more scratch resistant, due to a chemical strengthening process. A coating on the screen repels oils and keeps the screen cleaner.
Maps and Navigation Feature
Weekend warriors might appreciate the new mapping and navigation features of iOS 6. The current iOS has a Maps app already, but it doesn’t provide voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. There are other apps available that do that—like Garmin StreetPilot but there’s no way to designate a third party app as the default mapping or navigation app, and there’s no way to integrate a third party maps app with Siri.
On top of having cool 3D maps and a cool fly-by feature, the new Maps app will allow users to simply ask Siri to find the nearest gas station or coffee shop. Rather than pulling up navigation directions on a map that you have to actually look at and manually step through each direction, Siri will guide you there turn by turn.
Another great new feature of the iPhone 5 is folders for your apps. Just like the folders on a computer, each folder holds several apps within it, meaning you can fit a whole lot more apps on your home screen. Simply touch and hold an app until it jiggles, the drag it into an app of the same category. For example, all your games can go in one folder while travel apps nestle in another. iPhone 5 will give each folder a name based on its contents, although of course you can rename it anything you want. Using iTunes on your home computer, you can create folders and sync it to your iPhone 5. Pretty cool.
The multitasker interface makes life easier by letting you switch quickly and conveniently between apps you’ve used recently, then jump right back to where you were. Listen to music or a ball game while surfing the web or checking e-mail. Receive a Skype call while other apps are running. GPS can continue to run, update your position, and give voice directions, turn by turn. The music automatically lowers while the GPS directions are given.
Uploading photos to a service taking too long? No need to wait. It can continue in the background while you go on to a new task.
There’s so much more you can do with the iPhone 5. Take videos in high definition; even in low light situations. Edit video into a movie on the fly. Read e-books. Hear in noisy places. Use Visual Voicemail. Read e-mail. Surf the web. Oh, and make phone calls.