What Do You Think of the iPhone 5?

Apple unveiled the new model Wednesday. The iPhone 5 is has a larger 4-inch "retina" display, is 20 percent lighter than the previous iPhone 4S, and runs on the faster 4G LTE network.

The wait is over for information on the new iPhone model, and the industry is a-buzz with the news.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 Wednesday, flaunting its larger, 4-inch display, faster network and lighter weight. 

Pre-orders begin Friday and the iPhone 5 will launch Sept. 21. The cost will be the same as the iPhone 4S, at $199 for a 16GB model, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB.

The iPhone 5 weighs 112 grams, or about 4 ounces, which is 20 percent lighter than the previous model, the iPhone 4S. The screen is also half-an-inch larger and 18 percent thinner.

Some of the features of the iPhone 5 include:

  • A 720p HD video camera
  • High-speed 4G LTE internet connectivity
  • An A6 processor, twice as fast as its predecessor
  • Improved battery life
  • Updates to Siri, including the ability to tell users sports scores and post status updates to Facebook
  • A smaller connector dock and cable charger

Sales of the iPhone 4S and other models have dropped off in recent months, according to the LA Times, which analyts say suggests a "huge pent-up demand" for the iPhone 5. 

View pictures of the iPhone 5 and its accessories on CNET.

Will you be ditching your old phone for an iPhone 5? Why? Let us know in the comments below.

Sue September 12, 2012 at 07:38 PM
No, the 4s is just fine. No sense in wasting money.
Emily Henry (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 07:41 PM
I always said I wouldn't upgrade unless the iPhone 5 had a better camera... and it does. That's a big deal to me!
Mo September 12, 2012 at 08:22 PM
It's just a taller iphone 4 with LTE. I wont waste $400 ~ $500 for that
Kymberlie Ingalls September 12, 2012 at 08:30 PM
These are the significant new changes? I've yet to own an iPhone but this isn't impressing me. My iPod touch is about two versions old, and it already has HD video. What would be nice is a better still camera quality.
Toni Leance September 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM
IPhone built in obsolescence
CL September 13, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Not interested ... 30+ years of Software Engineering experience, Android in this household
Jim Caroompas (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I've been using (not designing, not programming, using) computers since they were in place at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in the mid 1970s, and I can say with no hesitation or shame that my iPhone and Macbook Pro, toys they may be, are the only two tools I need as the editor of two Patch sites, the author of books, and a recording musician. And yes, I'm due for an upgrade, so I'm ready for the iPhone 5.
Teri Crippen September 13, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Yes I have been waiting for the iPhone 5 to be released. I still have an iPhone 3! The longer battery, as well as a better camera are two big selling points for me.. I have loved my iPhone 3G and very much look forward to owning the iPhone 5.
tony September 13, 2012 at 05:09 PM
This entire industry is and will continue to be an industry of nothing. Do we need a computer in our pocket? Of course not, but the electronic industry, thriving on planned obsolescence, continues to make people believe they NEED it. Watch couples out to dinner.................each texting away and not in real contact with each other, watch those at the concerts so busy entering their data to their facebook account....................showing others they are there, but yet not fiully present. Parents setting at a table with their young children, but texting away. Children glued to a DVD in the mini van, and not seeing the world outside. Stanley Kubric was right with his assessment of the computer in 2001.............and he saw this in the very early 70's. Hmmm now where is that Apple 5 line to get into.Steve Jobs a visionary? No a snake oil marketeer.
S.S.Schreffler September 13, 2012 at 07:58 PM
With the new size for the charger/data port, cross-compatibility is not an option, rendering years of iPod/iPhone accessories useless to the 5. This means that adapters are necessary for one port model or the other. Seems pretty annoying. I'll stick to my 4S, which already utilizes the 4G network anyway. As for updates to software, these updates won't be exclusive to the 5. What you get from the 5 right now is a faster processor, thinner (more fragile?) model, and a better camera. Worth it? Not to me.
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