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iPhone 5 still designed to fit your hand, confirms display specs

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iPhone 5 still designed to fit your hand, confirms display specs
Apple's announcement has hit the moment that we've been waiting for with information about the new iPhone. The specs are what we have expected on the display, but Apple has also explained why the iPhone has the design it does.

The display is as expected a 4" display with a 1136 x 640 screen resolution, which means it has a PPI of 326, which definitely keeps the device in the upper echelon of PPI for a smartphone. The device as a whole is 20% lighter, which is in part due to the in-cell touch technology in the display that we have expected. The touch sensors are now built into the displays that Apple has purchased for the iPhone, making it thinner, and Apple claims this will also make for better viewing in sunlight. On top of that, the display is said to have 44% better color saturation

And, as for why Apple designed it to be longer, but about the same width as previous models? "It's because of your hand. It should fit there. That's how we designed the iPhone 5."

Makes sense except for the fact that everyone has different hands. We're unsure whose specific hand was used for this measurement. 

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:27 16

1. Commentator (Posts: 2391; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


So this is pretty much what everyone expected the iPhone 4S to be last year, so far...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:47 15

12. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


How would Apple react if the new iDevice doesn't fit in your hands " you got wrong hands" just like "u r holding ur iPhone4 in wrong way"

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:21 3

28. Savage (unregistered)


Wow. I guess human hands grew. (O.O)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:28 14

2. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Nice thing to have, but neither a surprise nor a revolution.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:31 2

3. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


totally True story but its not about the revolution its the brand poeple care about :\ thats the problem or trend i should say

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:51 13

14. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


nokia lumia 920! tops this all round!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:04 1

20. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Not according to the tech world and media, and majority of consumers...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:14 8

24. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


The Tech world isn't blind, but the Media & majority of consumers are...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:32 12

4. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


loolo lolo lolo
we invented new display and lololo blah blah.
the lightest iphone ever lo lololo blah blha.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:34 18

5. Credo (Posts: 693; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


The Nokia Lumia 920 is way better :D

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:49 2

32. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Agreed, i feel WP 8 is far ahead of iOS
dont talk about apps because apart from the basic apps I dont want anything else on my phone!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:35 4

6. kimoz (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


wait a second guys we already saw 4 inch screens and for the design , it is the same as iphone 4 but taller . can you tell me what is surprising???????!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:35 4

7. josephnero (Posts: 305; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


nothing great.i cant understand why people buy same thing every year

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:39 2

8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iDon't have an issue with big things in my hands; it's something iHave had to get use to ever since I was a little kid playing on the levees of Lake Ponchartrain.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:40 5

9. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Nothing can beat the Monster which is about to be released by LG Optimus G......
SO i have herd of this iOld Crap last year also , wait ami i watching the same event happening again this year but with out Jobs ...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:00 1

19. robotgedek (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


man i wish they'd hold a launch show for this true beast

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:45 4

10. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


NOW APPLE WILL PUT ITS 100% TO EXPLAIN PEOPLE HOW IT IS A GREAT PHONE THAN OTHER AND WHY SHOULD OTHER BUY IT. BLAH BLAH. HUSSSHHHHHHHHHH

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:45 7

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 11059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm disappointed

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:15 3

25. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Wow, even darkkjedii..

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:48 2

31. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


We're unsure whose specific hand was used for this measurement.
.lmao

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:48 6

13. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


This year, Samsung and Nokia made bigger and far more interesting headlines and innovations with Sony slight behind. Apple has lost its edge this year.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:52 2

15. McLTE (Posts: 689; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That's said EVERY time they release a phone.. and yet people flock to purchase it like it's the miracle cure to bring world peace.

Apple doesn't have to do more, not until their consumers demand it.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:17

26. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Not this year. The onslaught of Galaxy S3 and Note 2 and the introduction of WP8 in new Nokia Lumia phones will bite a huge chunk of Apple sales. Also, there is no real drive for 4 and 4s owners to jump to iPhone 5 since there barely any significant change from 4s-5 and iOS getting pretty old. When S3 came out, a significant number of S2 owners express a lot of interest. Same story with the new Lumia phones. Apple however, comments in other sites especially Engadget readers express disappointment right now as I type this.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:57 2

16. laghari (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


The amazing iCrap yet.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:59 1

17. matrix_neo (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Nothing surprising, mostly phones has same spec with iphone 5. Other phone manufacturers was able to improve, innovate, and enhanced more their phones. On the other hand only screen size apple manage to change, other specs same with other phone. If people still buy this phone, apple fool them lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:00 1

18. omacmagics (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


"And, as for why Apple designed it to be longer,
but about the same width as previous
models? "It's because of your hand. It should fit
there. That's how we designed the iPhone 5." This made me laugh, poor sheep can't hold anything else beside an iPhone, how sad they will believe that.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:06

21. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


No matter the negatives, it will sell like hotcakes as usual. Why? I have no clue.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:09

22. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


I have a Galaxy S3, and I'm in no way shape or form an apple fanboy. But wow, you all need to calm down. This article isn't saying that this screen is revolutionary, it's just confirming specs that were "speculated."

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:13

23. korean411 (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 May 2009)


as a technologist it is not good and well not so bad. In my opinion because well it is basically what people expected to be and what has been leaked, so at least they fit to those standards but i would love to see the display to be a little bigger, hover at the 4.3 mark which is the standard average for phones right now, and would love the display resolution to be at least 720hd. LTE no surprised there but lets also so what samsung take on that. um well since there is no ram specs nor the processor speed it is hard to tell but it sounds like what i have been reading is that the processor is most likely will be an overclocked dual core processor around the 1.8ghz range and ram most likely will 1GB of ram. Ios6 well lots of refinement to apps but nothing new kind of disappointed in that. The camera is a lot better 8MP isight camera. Facetime over cell networks was a given. all in all a good decent announcement just wished it would been more of a big must have impact than of a check of list. main point ok but disappointing.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:17 2

27. eman99 (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


run run run sheep

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:34

29. edgarttr69 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


same old ........

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 13:36

30. matrix_neo (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


All speculations of iphone 5 almost coming true, apple couldn't manage it's secrecy policy anymore. Tim Cook manage apple differently now, is it time for apple to be transparent? With this new iphone 5, can it gain it's dominance in market shares in the US again or will loss it more? I think apple just made it blur it's future, I'm sure many ifans disappointed and dissatisfied. Just saying...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 14:03

33. korean411 (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 May 2009)


there is going to be a lot of dissatisfied icustomers maybe more than usual, i think because 1. it wants to handle their products under their own accords instead of following the times, yes some of the stuff in the iphone 5 are flowing of the times and some of them are not. 2. is their plan because i really do believe they have a lot of confidence in their product that it will sell considering their history of the iphone. Time will tell if it gain a chuck of it back because they really lost a chuck to the galaxy note and the galaxy s III. this is where the titan test begins because it its the galaxy note II which out during the fall and the galaxy s III against the iphone 5. to me this will tell and give us very good info on how the future of apple will be like.

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