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

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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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

12. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 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"

28. Savage unregistered

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

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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

3. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

14. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

nokia lumia 920! tops this all round!

20. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

24. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

4. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

5. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 is way better :D

32. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 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!!

6. kimoz

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 03, 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???????!!!!!!!!!!

7. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

9. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 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 ...

19. robotgedek

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

10. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011


11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm disappointed

25. SleepingOz unregistered

Wow, even darkkjedii..

31. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

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

13. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

15. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

26. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

16. laghari

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The amazing iCrap yet.

17. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 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

18. omacmagics

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 27, 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.

21. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

22. Xquisite

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 23, 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."

23. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 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.

27. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

run run run sheep

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