The iPhone 5 has sold over 2 million units after the first day of it being available for pre order. Most of those folks probably have received their order already. They now hold the pure goodness they have been dreaming of for months prior. Apple fan boy or not, the results could very well scream at people who still hate. The iPhone 5 did fairly well with the smartphone loving public to say the least.
Looking back, I was sorry at how most of us kept checking on the news and on the web for whatever updates we can muster for the latest offering from Cupertino. So that when the event finally came we practically knew the next words Tim Cook and other Apple execs were going to say. What we did with all the leaks and rumors is to spoil the fun of a product launch.
Yet, even without having the same glitz and glamour like those of the previous iPhones, the demand of “the best iPhone yet” still is something to be reckon with. It broke all the previous smartphones sales record on the initial days of its offering! On this article let us jump into what really makes this new gadget from Apple so great? What has caused this frenzy and adoration from the consumers other than the fact that it didn’t come out as an iPhone 4gs (which would have caused a riot I’m sure).
Here is the breakdown of the things that got updated in this year’s iPhone which got a lot of us excited:
Design and Aesthetics
The most obvious change is the new form factor that Apple took for the iPhone 5. With better, faster and more features to boast that the iPhone 4s, Apple still managed to squeezed all their visions on what the next generation smartphone should be on a thinner, lighter and more impressive looking case. To achieve these tough goals, aluminum and glass inlays make up the body of the new device.They were certainly proud of what they were able to accomplish with the physical design that it is at the upfront of the keynote presentation for the iPhone 5.
Smartphones are continually being shipped with bigger displays and the trend has finally gotten up to Apple. For the first time ever, they engineered the iPhone’s screen to be bigger. It now sports a 4-inch screen that takes full advantage of the body’s 9 millimeter elongation on the previous model. Not only is the display bigger but it also benefits from the the goal they’ve achieved of making it thin. You see, in order to cramp more things into less space Apple engineers invented a display which integrated the touch sensors so that it wouldn’t need to add another layer just for touch. Having one less layer made the already magnificent retina display a lot more vibrant boosting 44% color saturation.
Improved Audio System
We now use our smartphones for things that were previously reserved for PCs, but it is still called a phone though no matter how smart it becomes and so the call quality should be on the top of the list. This is an enhancement often left out by most reviews – which puzzles me. The iPhone 5 now have 3 microphones to improve noise cancellation which at the same time increases our productivity since we’ll understand everything a call would tell us the first time.