Apple unveils iPhone 5, arriving in Singapore on Sept 21
SAN FRANCISCO – In a media event held at Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, Apple has finally unveiled its sixth-generation smartphone, iPhone 5, which will run on the new mobile operating system iOS 6.
And Singapore will be one of the first countries to get it on Sept 21.
The new iPhone looks a lot like its predecessor on first glance, but it sports a two-tone anodised aluminium body. It is the thinnest smartphone in the world, according to Apple.
The iPhone 5’s body is 18 per cent thinner and 20 per cent lighter than iPhone 4S, measuring 7.6mm thin and 112g light.
The most significant change is its 4-inch display that has a display resolution of 1,136 by 640 pixels. This translates into a video-friendly widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. This is the first time Apple has changed the display size, as all previous iPhones have a 3.5-inch display only.
iPhone 5 will come in either white or black and will be available in Singapore for $948 (16GB model), $1,088 (32GB model) and $1,238 (64GB model) without a telco contract. You can pre-order it this Friday, Sept 14.
SingTel, Starhub and M1 announced on Thursday that they will offer iPhone 5 to customers in Singapore on Friday, Sept 21. Visit www.apple.com/iphone for more information on the iPhone 5.