Today, Apple's Phil Schiller announced the new Apple iPhone 5 4G LTE Smartphone. In black or white, the phones are priced at 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399 via Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T. (The same as with the iPhone 4S.) Improvements include:
  • Apple A6 dual-core processor (purported 2x faster CPU, 2x faster graphics)
  • 7.6mm thick, 112 grams, 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4/4S
  • 4" 1136x640 326ppi Retina display
  • 4G LTE "Ultrafast Wireless", up to 100 Mbps
  • dual-channel 802.11n, up to 150 Mbps
  • aluminum backplate
  • 8 hours of 3G or LTE talk time or browsing; 10 hours on WiFi browsing
  • faster 8-megapixel camera, with improved low-light functionality, panorama capture
  • 1080p video with image stabilization, face recognition, picture grab from video
  • 720p backside-illuminated front-facing camera
  • FaceTime over cellular networks
  • "Lightning" connector, 80% smaller than the previous connector
  • nanoSIM (compared to the microSIM of the iPhone 4S)

The iPhone 5 will be available for preorder on September 14, with orders shipping on September 21.