The all new iPhone 5 finally weighs in

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(Last Updated On: August 13, 2013)

Gone are the days of rumor that have been spreading like wildfire across the internet. Finally, they’ve release the specs and information! Apple has shown us their cards. It’s going to be a battle of the heavy weights folks.

Apple came in hard with this round. They’ve decided to release not only a new iPhone, but 2 new iPods. The 7th generation iPod nano and a 5th generation iPod touch. All of which have one thing in common, a larger screen.

The increased size on the nano almost makes it look like an ipod touch mini. I believe i remember some rumors of an iphone mini circulating a while back, perhaps this is what it morphed into.

The iPhone 5 is now sporting a 4″ screen, allowing it to have 5 rows of icons. The iPod Touch is following in its’ steps. 4″ screen will be had on the new iPod touch as well. One thing that we’ve found rather annoying with some of these newer devices is the amount of adhesive and glue the manufacturers use to assemble and keep everything together. With the slim bodies, it’s no wonder why, there just isn’t any room in the housing for more than a microscopic screw, which is sure to make repairing the new ipod touch 5th gen quite interesting.

The optics have been improved allowing for 1080p recording and brilliant panoramic photo taking. The screen allows for near 16×9 aspect ration. For speed it is packing a brand new A6 processor and sporting LTE technology that will allow your data to soar.

18% thinner as well. Did I stutter?! Nope…18%…that’s a HUGE difference. The weight has been cut down, battery life has been improved, and the screen has been made bigger.

Here’s a snippet of the specs that we’re excited to be holding in our hands soon enough.

Cellular and wireless:

  • GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology


  • Retina display
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Camera, Photo, and Video

  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Panorama
  • Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
  • FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • Autofocus
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Face detection in video or still images
  • LED flash
  • Improved video stabilization
  • Photo and video geotagging

We’re excited to get one in our hands, rip it apart, and put it back together again. This time of year is always interesting. Such a mixed crowd of people, all of which love their devices as much as the next. We have the lovers of the ‘other devices’, the nokias, samsungs, motorolas, we have the ones who always say “I’m going to just wait for the iPhone 6,” and then there are the ones who will jump at the opportunity to stuff a new gadget in their pocket immediately. They’ll wait in line for hours upon hours just to be the first with it. One thing that we do know for certain is that people will buy it, and people will break it. Should you have a little accident or break your new device, you can count on us for all your iPhone 5 repair needs. Leave a comment or shoot us an email, we love to talk about devices, new technology, and anything on those terms.