The latest Apple iPhone is in our office and it’s ready to try and impress us. It’s thinner, much lighter, and faster in every aspect and although similar in shape, it feels completely different than the iPhone 4S.
The Apple iPhone 5 is powered by the new A6 chipset, which makes even the snappy iPhone 4S feel rather sluggish in comparison.
The new iPhone is very sleek, with the superb aluminum finish feeling great to the touch. The device doesn’t feel much bigger than the iPhone 4S in hand, which is partly due to the lighter and thinner form factor. The display looks bigger, but the change isn’t too drastic so all iOS users should be right at home.
The iPhone 5 compared to the 4S • Retail box
The new A6 chip inside the iPhone 5 makes opening applications very snappy – everything from loading pages in the browser, to games and even built-in apps like Calendar, Clock, Notes, etc.
Here’s our unboxing and user interface video of the iPhone 5, which also features a side-by-side comparison of the two latest iOS smartphones.
We’re doing all we can to bring you the full iPhone 5 review as soon as possible. Meanwhile, feel free to check out our iOS 6 review, which should bring you up to speed with the software goodies brought by the latest release of the Apple platform.