Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

Tim Cook and the gang at Apple were in full force at yesterday’s keynote. Yes, the iPhone 5 was announced, but there was so much more than that. EarPods, Lighting, crazy new iSight cameras, iTunes, and much more.

The keynote was packed with info, but we’ve broken everything down  into delicious bite-size information nuggets so you can know all of the essentials of what happened today without having to read 3000 different blog posts.

Here’s everything that Apple announced at today’s keynote:

  Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

iPhone 5

  • New4-inch 326ppi Retina display, with 1136×640 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Same width, but slightly taller
  • A6 CPU is 2x faster than iPhone 4S A5 CPU
  • New 8-pin Lightning sync-cable replaces old 30-pin connector
  • LTE, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA cellular data and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wifi
  • Battery life has been improved to 8 hours of 3G/LTE talk time
  • Camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixel sensor, with hybrid IR filter, five element lens, and f/2.4 aperture
  • Panorama feature can create 28megapixel photos
  • Screen has 44% more color saturation and improved integrated touch sensors
  • Three new microphones on the iPhone 5 and Enhanced Audio
  • It’s 7.6mm thin which is 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S
  • At 112 grams it’s also 20% lighter than iPhone 4S
  • Comes in black and white at 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB
  • Price is $199, $299, and $399 with a two year contract
  • Pre-orders start September 14th, and ship on September 21st

Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

Lightning Connector

  • New 8-pin Lightning sync-cable replaces old 30-pin connector
  • 80% smaller than the old iPod cables
  • Improved durability
  • An adapter will be available so you can still use old accessories with the iPhone 5

Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

New iPods

  • iPod Nano has been redesigned with a 2.5inch display
  • iPod Nano now has Bluetooth, Lightning port, widescreen video, and longer battery life
  • Lightning port and FM Tuner integrated to iPod Nano and it comes in 7 different colors
  • New iPod Touch now comes with same 4inch display as the iPhone 5, an A5 processor, and Lightning port.
  • iPod Touch battery life last 40 hours, and it’s got the same iPhone 5 iSight camera, and is only 6.1mm thin
  • There’s a new iPod Touch Loop accessory so you can wrap it around your wrist and not drop it
  • Siri and AirPlay mirroring comes to the iPod Touch now, along with improvements for wireless across the board
  • Siri is now available on the iPod Touch
  • 2GB iPod Shuffle, $79, 16GB iPod Nano, $149, and new 32GB iPod Touch, $299, available in October

Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

New EarPods

  • Apple spent 3-years designing new headphones they’re calling EarPods
  • The EarPods are supposed to fit almost everyone’s ear and direct sound into the eardrum
  • They have the same inline mic and volume control point
  • They will be included with iPhone 5, iPod Touch and iPod and are available now.

Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

New iTunes

  • iTunes for Mac has iCloud built-in
  • New edge to edge design features an album view that expands when you click on individual albums
  • Split screen view lets you browse your full library will adding songs to a playlist
  • Select “play next” to add songs to the new “Up Next” queue feature
  • Search has been improved for inline viewing
  • iTunes for iOS has been redesigned, runs across all stores, books, music and video.
  • iTunes for Mac store now looks similar to iOS counterpart
  • Facebook likes integrated into every entry
  • Available in late October

Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

iOS 6

  • Maps search engine now finds points of interest and has 3D flyover views of cities
  • From Notification Center you can tap to Tweet or Post to Facebook
  • Safari now has fullscreen mode so it can use the entire display
  • PhotoStream lets users share photos, like, and comment on them, but it’s not integrated with Facebook
  • Siri has been upgraded to know more about sports, movies, restaurant reviews, Facebook integration, etc.
  • Apps not optimized for 16:9 aspect ratio are centered with black bars so they work as intended
  • Release date – September 19th

Everything Apple Announced At Yesterday’s iPhone 5 Event [Mega-Roundup]

Quick Stats

  • 83 million people visit the Apple store every quarter.
  • 7 Million copies of Mountain Lion have been downloaded so far
  • Apple is No. 1 in U.S. market share for notebooks for last three months
  • 17 million iPads were sold between April and June
  • The iPad commands 68% of the tablet market share, but 91% of all tablet web traffic
  • 350 million iPods have been sold to date
  • Apple has sold 600 million earbuds over the years
  • Along with 380 retail stores, Apple opened up a new store in Barcelona. It’s awesome and has gorgeous limestone.

Price Drops

  • iPhone 4 (8GB) is now free with two year contract
  • iPhone 4S (16GB) is $99 with two year contract
  • iPhone 3GS is no longer for sale
Related
  • SupaMac

    iPhone 5 Lightning cable = USB 2.0.

    Confirmed.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD818ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable

  • Mike Cosmi

    fix the 3 hour lte talk time…it is 8!

  • ddevito

    The iPhone and iOS were slipping behind Android 4.1, now it’s confirmed they (despite selling millions to mindless consumers) will be light years behind Android in the next few months to come. wait and see.

  • ddevito

    This was by far the weakest Apple keynote to date. Yawn

  • ksuyen

    This is one of the best keynote by Apple so far, I am super excited. The iPhone and iOS is way light ahead of Android RIGHT NOW. Oh, and I read those naysayers every year with a wink of humour, because they are always right at the end. (sarcasm)

  • SaySssh

    This was by far the weakest Apple keynote to date. Yawn

    Dearly missed Steve Jobs RIP

  • TheMacGuy

    “2GB iPod Shuffle, $79″. Its $49 Buster.

  • ElVox

    The iPhone and iOS were slipping behind Android 4.1, now it’s confirmed they (despite selling millions to mindless consumers) will be light years behind Android in the next few months to come. wait and see.

    You do realize that the ONLY thing that matters is who makes the most money, right? And that Apple makes more money off the iphone than *every android OEM combined*?

    So…no, they aren’t behind…they are right where they need to be.

  • ramunasbl

    it is too early to say, but I think majority will wish for a longer thumb when using an iPhone5. At least, now holding an iPhone4S and trying to imagine I have 5th :), I would have problems reaching top left/right located icons, even if my hands are not small or fingers short :)

  • Thunder Dan

    This was by far the weakest Apple keynote to date. Yawn

    It was weak because WE KNEW AND SAW EVERYTHING BEFORE IT EVEN CAME OUT. NO SURPRISES! I think Apple is trying to take the rumor mill by the reigns with controlled leaks. Last year with the iPhone 4S people were so pissed off that it was not the iPhone 5, I think it made Apple (under Tim Cook) decide to take a different tact. Control expectations. Minimize the whirlwind of crazy ideas with gusts of the truth put out there so people don’t have a HUGE let down. I guess Apple thinks that is better to be underwhelming than have the huge letdown again…

  • Ronald Stepp

    This is one of the best keynote by Apple so far, I am super excited. The iPhone and iOS is way light ahead of Android RIGHT NOW. Oh, and I read those naysayers every year with a wink of humour, because they are always right at the end. (sarcasm)

    I just bought a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 because AT&T doesn’t have LTE in the entire southern part of Alabama. Watching the keynote today, I was impressed by the new iPhone 5. Do I regret switching? After seeing what was in Apple’s keynote, Not At All.

  • Ronald Stepp

    This is one of the best keynote by Apple so far, I am super excited. The iPhone and iOS is way light ahead of Android RIGHT NOW. Oh, and I read those naysayers every year with a wink of humour, because they are always right at the end. (sarcasm)

    I just bought a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 because AT&T doesn’t have LTE in the entire southern part of Alabama. Watching the keynote today, I was impressed by the new iPhone 5. Do I regret switching? After seeing what was in Apple’s keynote, Not At All.

  • Xyrax1

    You do realize that the ONLY thing that matters is who makes the most money, right? And that Apple makes more money off the iphone than *every android OEM combined*?

    So…no, they aren’t behind…they are right where they need to be.

    Maybe thats what matters to shareholders, but as a consumer, I couldn’t give a hairy rats rear end how much money they make. I want the best device for my money, and this ain’t it.

    Congratulations though on being a shill more concerned with wallets that don’t belong to you.

  • technochick

    It’s great that you can Facebook like etc stuff.

    But what about the crappy pricing, release times etc. what about the lack of decent metadata.

  • Tallest_Skil

    It was weak because WE KNEW AND SAW EVERYTHING BEFORE IT EVEN CAME OUT. NO SURPRISES!

    Real shame that’s a complete lie, isn’t it?

    Last year with the iPhone 4S people were so pissed off that it was not the iPhone 5, I think it made Apple (under Tim Cook) decide to take a different tact.

    Yeah, new tactic: Ignore 30 years of philosophy and everything that Apple has ever done and do the exact opposite.

  • ddevito
    The iPhone and iOS were slipping behind Android 4.1, now it’s confirmed they (despite selling millions to mindless consumers) will be light years behind Android in the next few months to come. wait and see.

    You do realize that the ONLY thing that matters is who makes the most money, right? And that Apple makes more money off the iphone than *every android OEM combined*?

    So…no, they aren’t behind…they are right where they need to be.

    If I’m a shareholder, absolutely. But as a tech enthusiast it is an entirely different story.

  • macberry

    I’m so very let down! And I’m surprised – this is at you Cult of Mac – that there isn’t more voice to this… the iPhone 5 sounds great and I certainly look forward to getting it. But that was it. The messed up something great that had going with the iPod Nano – they really should have kept on heading down the watch route, it was exciting, original, useful and cool… isn’t that what Apple is about? New earbuds – look nice but hardly earth-shattering… new iTunes, nice but…

    I know they want to drag out the release of stuff – which is fine – but I can’t imagine this event gaining any new converts to the iPhone or Apple in general. I mean where is the iPad Mini (Which I’m not convinced about anyway), the new iMacs, the new MacBookPro’s etc…

    It seems a lot has changed in the last year… and I’m not sure it’s for the better… what are other peoples views?

  • marioyohanes

    I have SIII and HTC One X, but my primary smartphone is my 4S because it’s simple to use and simply works without hassle.

    Does it make me wanted iPhone 5? Yes, it looks amazing on the case side. I’m getting a black one.
    Does today announcement blow me away? No, I believe Apple can do much better than that.
    Do I think iPhone 5 revolutionary? No, I’ve been using all those hardware feature on SII from last year.
    iOS vs Android? I prefer iOS for its simplicity but I also hate the fact that Apple is losing its guts and playing safe with iOS 6 and iPhone 5. It’s like a polished and restricted version of ICS and Jelly Bean.

    So yes, I’m disappointed knowing the fact that Apple copying every Android movements in the last year without adding any new spices to it.

  • lpk

    Anyone else notice that nothing was said about the nanosim? Was that also true of the microsim when iPhone 4 was announced?

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