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iPhone 5 – So Excited I Almost Peed Myself

It was a foregone conclusion. No matter what Apple had announced, I was already going to buy the iPhone 5. That’s because I am one of those people who takes a look at an Apple product and stands there jaw dropped muttering something along the lines of, “Oh, so shiny.” And I’m not even ashamed of it. There are worse things I could be drooling over – like crack cocaine. So I’ll unashamedly admit to having already decided I would be selling my iPhone 4S and buying one of the newer, shinier ones.

But nevertheless, I have of course checked the spec of my new phone-to-be. I kept a close eye on the live blog streams of the keynote (because I really that much of a geek). And here’s a summary of the key points.

Price and Launch Date

Apple announced pricing in line with the pricing at which the iPhone 4S launched. However, this might be slightly different in the UK. The price to buy the phone without contract will be £529.00 up. Presumably the £529.00 will be for the 16GB model.

You can pre-order the device from the 14th of September to receive it on launch day – 21st September.

The Biggest Talking Points

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It’s taller, lighter and thinner than the iPhone 4s. 18% thinner and 20% lighter. It supports LTE, the cable is changing to become smaller and fancier (they’re calling it a ‘lightning’ cable, but do we really care about the specs of the cable?) and it will boast an A6 chip. Yep, twice as fast as the iPhone 4S (is that even possible?).

There’ll be 5 rows of apps and an awesome panoramic image taker-thingie. And they’ve managed to slightly improve battery life as well.

Check out the full spec right here.


Yes, I am a little excited. A lot excited. You can bet mine will be ordered at 8am on Friday!