The fifth generation of the iPhone included several new features like a dual-core A5 chip that drastically improved performance, and an updated camera with improved optics that allowed users to record 1080p HD resolution video.
Other than a brilliant exterior design made entirely of glass and aluminum , the iPhone 5 was groundbreaking for a couple of reasons: Some users complained of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units "bending" when they launched. It's worth noting that it's not fully waterproof though, and frequent exposure to water may well spell trouble — but the iPhone is now more capable than ever of surviving life's little accidents.
If you're curious about the shiny jet black finish, check out our iPhone 7 review , but if you're interested in the standard black color then stay right here.
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Introduction and design Next Page Home button and display. Battery is always going to be better on a bigger phone, given the larger capacity, but the camera was a suprise. An all-new, advanced, solid-state Home button on iPhone 7 is designed to be durable and responsive, and working in tandem with the new Taptic Engine, provides more precise and customizable tactile feedback.
While the iPhone 8 models functioned as upgrades of the iPhone 7 versions, there were several significant changes including:.
It runs the latest software in iOS 12 , has a fingerprint sensor home button and retains the aluminum finish that some iPhone fans prefer. We've been hearing rumors of Apple reintroducing a smaller iPhone for some time now.
The iPhone 7 Plus is still widely available from Apple directly and from major retailers and carriers around the world. Graphics performance is also more powerful, running up to three times faster than iPhone 6 at as little as half the power, enabling a new level of gaming and professional apps. Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of the day Apple released the very first iPhone.
Earlier this year, this same IHS analyst, Kevin Wang, predicted Apple would release a 4-inch iPhone 6c this year, but that didn't happen.
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In June 2008, Apple launched the second chapter of the iPhone saga. Data also provided by. With the iPhone 5, launched in 2012, Apple once again shifted the design of its iPhones.