Mobile and Wireless: iPhone 5, iOS 6, New iPods Unveiled During Apple's San Francisco Event

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-09-12 Print this article Print
The iPhone 5 in All Its Glory

The iPhone 5 in All Its Glory

Apple's iPhone 5—no "S" required this time—got its first hands-on session from media type and analysts Sept. 12 at a launch event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. It is lighter, has a slightly longer screen, and is thinner and more functional than all previous iPhones.


SAN FRANCISCO — As it does at this time every year in San Francisco, Apple put on an event that caused many people to arise before dawn to attend on Sept. 12. This time the Cupertino, Calif.-based device, software and Web services provider officially introduced the LTE-equipped iPhone 5. The smartphone is nearly all that the rumors have led the world to anticipate—aside from the absence of near-field communication technology—and again proved Apple's mastery at marketing its products. The most notable change is the increase to the iPhone's display size; it's the first real change to the device's size since it was introduced in 2007. While the same width as the iPhone 4S, it's longer, now 4 inches on the diagonal, with an aspect ratio of 16:9, up from 3.5 inches. The difference is enough to accommodate an additional row of icons on the bottom of the home screen, and to enjoy a larger image when surfing or watching a video, while not changing the experience in the hand. (eWEEK Photos by Chris Preimesberger)

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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