As usual after a big Apple event like the one that took place today, I’d like to run through some of the finer details and points — some of the stuff you may have missed.
- Old apps are letterboxed on the new 4” display.
- There is no T-Mobile support.
- Panorama shots taken with the iPhone 5’s camera can reach 28 megapixels.
- The FaceTime camera on the front is now 720p HD.
- There are now 3 microphones in the iPhone 5 providing better audio quality and noise cancellation. There is also a new speaker design that is smaller and should sound better.
- The iPhone 4 is now available for free, and the iPhone 4S for $99, with a new contract.
- iOS 6 will be available on September 19th.
- There is no NFC is the iPhone 5.
- Despite how impossible it sounds, the new iPhone should see somewhat improved battery life with up to 8 hours of talk-time.
- The headphone jack was moved to the bottom of the phone.
- This is what the landscape keyboard looks like on the iPhone 5.
- The new iPod Nano will no longer make for a good watch. But you can watch movies on it once more.
- The new iPod Nano has a built in FM radio that you can pause and rewind. It also has bluetooth, a pedometer, and a fitness “app” all built in.
- The new iPod Touch runs an A5 chip — not the A6.
- The new iPod Touch has a cool little circle on the back that allows you to attach an included “Loop” (that matches the color of the iPod Touch) to it to use as a wristband.
- Siri is now supported on the new iPod touch.
- Apparently, 90% of all apps are downloaded at least once every month. That is an insane statistic.
- The new Apple earbuds, EarPods, will ship with all new iPods and iPhones.
- The iPod Classic still exists, but was not mentioned at all at today’s Keynote.
- Ping seems to be dead in the upcoming version of iTunes.
- You can purchase an adapter for the new iPhone Lightning port from Apple. There is both a cable version ($39) and dongle version ($29).