Apple Unveils iPhone 5, Featuring Many New Innovations, and iWant One

By: Chris Mahlmann Last Updated: September 12, 2012

apple-mashable-1Today you could watch live streaming blogs from dozens of different news outlets. You could watch it on a variety of computers and devices. You are more and more likely, interestingly enough, to be watching or reading about Apple's latest and greatest, on an Apple device. Check out a few of the stats on Apple's devices and dominance.

Apple Highlights

  • 17 million iPads sold in last quarter
  • 91% of tablet traffic comes from iPad
  • Year over year growth 15% for Mac vs 2% for PC
  • Apple activates 106,000 tablets a day
  • 83 million visitors came to Apple stores April-June 2012, visiting 380 stores around the world and they expanded to a 13th country (Sweden)
  • 7 million Mountain Lion downloads - fastest selling operating system of all time
  • Apple App store recently crossed 700,000 apps. (I think the ValpoLife app put them over the mark)

 

apple-mashable-2New iPhone highlights

  • 18% thinner, 20% lighter, though taller and can display more on the screen than 4S, meaning five rows of apps for versus four
  • 44% more color saturation than 4S display
  • LTE ultra-fast wireless networks available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in the US
  • 802.11N 5GHz wireless support
  • A6 processor which is twice as fast
  • Battery Life improved to 8 hours on LTE, and 10 hours on WiFi
  • 8 megapixel camera with dynamic low light mode, better filters and noise reduction.
  • Pictures will be much better and 40% faster
  • Built in panoramic stitching
  • Facetime over cellular networks will now be available
  • Video has improved with image stabilization and can now detect up to 10 faces.
  • apple-mashable-3Lightning connector will now be their universal device connector
  • iOS6 will feature many new innovations and will launch September 19th
  • Google Maps goes goodbye and will be replaced with Maps app that has 100 million points of interests built in, and TomTom voice giving you turn-by-turn directions
  • Siri can now open apps, book restaurant tables for you via OpenTable, and post to Facebook for you
  • Pricing will be $199 for 16GB and up to $399 for 64GB. The 4S will drop to $99.
  • Pre-orders begin on Friday, shipping one week later September 21

Live blog and photo credit goes to Mashable.