13 September 2012 iPhone 5 packs new A6 chip and ultra fast wireless technology Said to be the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet, Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 5 has been completely re-designed to feature a new 4in Retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip and ultra fast wireless technology. The handset comes with the company's iOS 6 operating system and features dual band 802.11n WiFi support for a wireless experience up to 150 Mb/s. It supports standards including LTE and DC-HSDPA and has a single radio LTE solution for ultra fast speed. It has been rumoured that the iPhone 5 has more RAM too - 1GB, compared with 512MB in the 4S - but this has not been confirmed. "iPhone 5 is the most beautiful consumer device that we've ever created," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide Marketing. "We've packed an amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thin and light, jewel-like device with a stunning 4in Retina display, blazing fast A6 chip, ultra fast wireless, even longer battery life; and we think customers are going to love it." The phone's A6 chip has been designed by Apple to maximise performance and power efficiency, with twice the cpu and graphics performance of previous models. The 8megapixel iSight camera has also been completely re-designed to offer a new panorama feature that lets users capture images of up to 28megapixels. New video features include improved stabilisation, video face detection for up to 10 faces and the ability to take still photos as you record. A FaceTime hd front facing camera has been included to make FaceTime calls clearer and this can also be used for self portraits and recording 720p hd video. Enhanced audio features include a new beam-forming, directional microphone system for higher quality sound, as well as new noise cancelling technology that makes background noise fade away. Apple has replaced the old dock connector with a smaller 'Lightning' connector and engineered new headphones which it claims are "a breakthrough design for a more natural fit and incredible acoustic quality." Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.apple.com Companies Apple Computer Limited This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.