10 iPhone 5 Fast Facts All CIOs Should Know

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-25-2012

10 iPhone 5 Fast Facts All CIOs Should Know

1. T-Mobile Is Out of Luck
Wondering which carriers will be offering the iPhone 5 in the U.S.? AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint. Unfortunately for T-Mobile customers, it’s once again out of luck.

 

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2. 4G LTE Is Here
Finally, Apple has delivered 4G LTE in its iPhone 5. The ultra-high-speed networking is available on all three U.S. carriers. On AT&T’s network, users will be able to connect to HSPA+, if 4G LTE isn’t available.

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3. Improved Wi-Fi Is Available
Apple revealed that the iPhone 5 will come with support for wireless-N networking, meaning users will be able to take advantage of the fastest wireless networks out there.

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4. The Bigger Display Will Help
Apple’s iPhone 5 ships with a 4-inch display, trumping the 3.5-inch screen available in previous models. With the additional screen real estate, you’ll be able to see more messages in Mail, more of a Web page in Safari, and an additional row of apps.

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5. It’s More Mobile
Apple has made great strides in improving the iPhone 5’s mobility, making the device lighter and thinner and maintaining its width. The handset is slightly taller, however.

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6. iOS 6 Isn’t a Major Update
If you’re worried about major changes in iOS 6, don’t be. Apple might be touting over 200 improvements, but the vast majority are under the hood. iOS 6 is delivering the same experiences users find in iOS 5.

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7. Storage Is the Same
Apple decided against boosting the iPhone’s storage. So, you will find 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options. When deciding which is best, be sure to pick the one that’ll last your employees two years. Chances are, that means the 32GB or 64GB options.

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8. Need A Good Camera?
Some companies need a strong camera. Realizing that, going with the iPhone 5 might be smart. The device has an 8-megapixel sensor, an improved lens, and now supports full Panoramic capturing. It’s a nice improvement.

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9. It’s More Expensive Than Other iPhones
If your company is on a tight budget, be ready to spend significantly more on the iPhone 5 instead of the 4 or 4S. Apple’s iPhone 5 starts at $199 with a two-year contract. The iPhone 4 is free, while the iPhone 4S comes in at $99. Keep that in mind.

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10. It’s Apple Quality
Apple’s iPhone 5 is built with the same high-quality components and design ideas as those that preceded it. Therefore, you can expect the same resilience, durability, and quality in the handset.

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