The iPhone 5 is finaly launched. So what is new ? Let’s take a look at it’s specs :

iPhone 5 specs: 112 grams (20 percent lighter than 4s), 7.6 mm (18 percent thinner), 4-inch display (up from 3.5 inches), 1136×640 pixel resolution (up from 960×640), a fifth row of icons on the screen, 44 percent more color saturation, LTE network compatible, available on Verizon/Sprint/ATT, processor and graphics are 2x faster.

The battery life far exceeds the iPhone 4S. It will have 8 hrs of talk time, 8 hrs of 3G / LTE browsing, 10 hrs for WIFI, 10 hours for Video, 40 hours for music and 225 hrs for standby.

The camera is improved too. It has a ‎8 megapixel camera
3264 x 2448, has backside illumination, Hybrid IR filter
Give elecment lens
f/2.4 aperture
25% smaller

It has an improved low light mode and a sapphire crystal lens cover.

The facetime front camera is upgraded and it supports 720p, backlit illumination, face detection
and now facetime over cellular.

Audio quality is improved too with an Improved speaker with 5 magnet transducer. Also Wide band audio too. Makes voice sound more natural.

The old USB cable goes into history as Apple introduces “lightning” connector. The new connector is smaller but there will also be an adapter for the old one

The new iPhone 5 will ship with iOS 6. It comes with new map applications that replaces google maps. Some other changes include tweeting right at the notification centre.

There is also iCloud Tabs which syncs whatever sites you have open on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. A VIP VIP feature – messages from VIp filtered to special mail box.

iOS 6 also feature the Passbook. Passbook takes care of all the passes – boarding pass, ticketing etc. It has has push notifications — brings up boarding pass right on the lock screen, swipe it and you are right at your boarding pass.

Photo stream now can be shared with friends so that you can view what your friends are shooting.

There are also updates to Siri. It is now able to launch applications, recomend movies and check restaurants and do reservations. You can also update facebook using Siri.

Pricing is USD 199 for 16GB (contract). iPhone 4 8GB is Free with contract, iPhone 4S 16GB is USD 99 with contract.

iPhone 5 16GB is USD 199, 32GB at USD 299 and 64GB at USD 399, all with contracts.

Pre order starts from 14 sep, ships 21 Sep. iOS 6 comes Sep. 19th.