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Salihah Ali

If you haven’t already heard, the iPhone 5 is here. This phone features the 4-inch Retina display, A6 chip, a nano-Sim card and i0S 6 operating system. Now if this means nothing to you and sounds like a bunch of technological terms, don’t worry, I will break it down for you.

The iPhone 5 features a 4-inch screen whereas the previous two iPhones had 3.5-inch screens. If you are a fan of Siri, an assistant that allows for the use of voice commands, she is featured in both the iPhone 5 and 4S.  The iPhone 5 still has the capability to run FaceTime and it uses the iSight Camera. The iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 all allow for the use of a camera in the front and the back of the phone.  If you want top video quality, I would recommend you either get the 5 or the 4S because the iPhone 4 uses 720p HD quality whereas the 5 and 4S use 1080p HD quality. Essentially, the quality of your video will be much better with the newer versions. The battery life for the 5 and 4S can last up to 8 hours whereas the 4 will only last up to 7 hours on 3G.

One of the major changes is to the connector for the iPhone. This connector is a “lightning” connector whereas the previous phones all used a 30- pin connector. This means that all your adaptors like iHome or your car adaptor will have to change. Another change is to the headphones. These new headphones contain both a remote and a mic, and has an all-new design.

And finally, what can you expect to pay for these new phones? The iPhone 5 ranges from $199 for a 16GB and $399 for a 64GB. If you do not think the new changes are worth the cost, the 4S is now $99 for a 16GB phone. In addition, Apple is currently offering the 8GB iPhone 4 phone for free! All three phones are offered by AT&T, Verizon and Sprint (their prices may vary compared to Apple) and come in black and white. Now the choice is up to you; would you rather get an older version for free or have the newest phone on the market?