Weighing 112 grams, and measuring 7.6mm in thickness, the iPhone 5 seems to have traded a mass of buttons in for a series of clicks to get you where you want to go. As a result of its careful design and consumer-centric approach, this smartphone device appeals to not just gamers but users from all works of life.
Let’s take a look at this delectable model one step at a time:
1. Switch it On
The iPhone5 has an On/Off switch that enables you to still make and take calls, listen to your playlist, and check on your latest sms while turning the screen blank.
- Off = Turn screen blank
- Hold and Press Off = Turn power Off/On
You can even use the switch to change your profiles and divert your calls.
2. Click a Pic
The iPhone’s 1.2 megapixel front camera has been designed essentially for using the FaceTime application. Snap 1280/960 pixel hi-resolution stills, 720p HD videos, and self pictures with ease.
You iPhone5 adjusts vocal tones and call volumes as you move. Its wide band audio feature promises less breaks, less network disturbances as you travel.
4. With just one Touch
Its multi-touch screen having been resized from 3.5 to 4 inches, the new iPhone boasts 1136/640 pixel Retina display. Its display is made of a special optical quality glass and covered in olephobic coating, rendering it scratch and oil-resistant and reducing sunlight glare.
This is an amazing shortcut key which helps you zip through applications and access iOS features.
- Single press = Wake mode, takes you to home screen, switches screens and pages, takes you to Spotlight search mode
- Hold and Press = Activates Siri
- Double-Press = Wake mode, takes you to IPod control panel, camera shortcut, and displays your active applications
6) Headphone Jack
The iPhone5 has a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom, and comes with Apples’ white EarPods for your audio and call functions.
- Single-Click = To pause your playlist, answer, and resume music
- Single-Click and Hold = To reject your call
- Double-Click = To skip the next song on your playlist
- Triple-Click = To get back to the previous track of the playlist
The iPhone 5 has 3 microphones. The one used in making voice calls, voice recording, and speaking to Siri is at the bottom. There are two others on either side to filter out additional noise.
8) Dock Connector
The iPhone’s reversible Lightning dock connector, much like a 3-pin connector, connects your iPhone to other accessories.
The iPhone5’s speaker projects mono audio sound, and is located at the bottom right.
10) Back Camera and LED Flash
This model sports a second 8-megapixel CMOS on the rear, with an accompanying LED flash. Its hybrid filter, sapphire lens cover, and f/2.4 aperture offer color clarity, high image resolution, and better low-light pictures.
11) The Ring Switch
- Backward flip = switches phone to Silent mode
- Forward flip = switches to General mode
However, this only applies to calls and not while listening to music
12) Volume Controls
With iPhone5’s volume controls you can choose to adjust application noises, as well as control system sounds.
13) SIM Card Slot
The iPhone5 is multiple cellular band operable. However, for contract free connections, you will need a nano SIM to connect to the Internet or access multiple networks. Some of the main partners for the iPhone5 in the U.S. are AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
All in all, with its sleek dimensions, additional rear camera, A6 processor, and reversible port, the iPhone5 is ‘one up’ on its predecessor, and sharper in comparison to other phones on the market today.