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iPhone 5's thin, ultrafast, and comes with 4G LTE: Will you buy one?

The Apple iPhone 5's design, size, camera, and Lightning connector are already generating a lot of buzz. Read about the iPhone 5 specs and features, and take our poll.

Long before Apple officially announced and debuted the iPhone 5 today, TechRepublic contributors and many other media outlets predicted what the new model might offer business users, whether it would disappoint, and how many Android users would switch to using an iPhone. Even though concrete details were provided at the Apple media event about the new iPhone model and iOS 6, some questions about how these new releases will translate into iPhone adoption and enterprise deployments remain unanswered at this time.

TechRepublic will provide detailed analysis of Apple's news soon, but for now, here's a rundown of some of the iPhone 5's specs and features.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introducing the iPhone 5. (Photo: James Martin/CNET)

Pre-orders start September 14, 2012, and devices will start shipping September 21, 2012. iOS 6 will be released September 19, 2012 and will be available on the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 3GS, the iPad 2, the iPad 3, and the fourth-generation iPod Touch.

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7 comments
rpatton
rpatton

No i own an I phone 4s and i am happy with it, i see no advantage to an upgrade unless ATT offers it free!

Nimmo
Nimmo

I've never bought an iPhone for myself, I got the misses one and I can say for 100% I'll stick to my Galaxy S2 running CM9. Unless you like been restricted in what you can do or aren't very tech savy then the iPhone is for you, most people I know prefer to be able to buy a phone and use it the way they want to and not to be told how and what they should do with their own devices.

ilovesards
ilovesards

and windows dual cores are ready. i used Omnia2 800MHz. then got this droid Gnote. i found out androids will not replace windows in 3years to come. ill wait for the quad phone windows.

spineres
spineres

Wow! Not only is Jobs gone, but so is Apple's aura. Has anyone else seen the irony of the loyal devotees touting AAPL going to 1,000 whilst the ho-hum technology non-event of the iPhone5 along with Apple's Mail enterprise being down, on and off, for almost a week, no enterprise server option, and a pittifully weak iCloud based on Microsoft technology! The hordes are at the gates of Rome. Apple's Board must retire the complacent multi-millionare team that is in place and bring in some new, hungry innovators to restart the company, lest history repeat itself. Samsung is now clearly the HW technology leader and if it gets its enterprise act together it could take the business lead. Business leaders cannot tolerate an expensive product that is not a reliable enterprise partner (have you used Outlook 2011 lately?). Business is looking to cut costs. Allowing company upgrades to the iPhone5 for almost no real productivity gains and continued adoption of Apple hardware will not be allowed. Dell and HP have their opening, will they take it is the question? Or has the last 3 years in the desert so drained their companies of resources and vision left them unable to respond? Samsung, unlike Dell and HP are free of the Microsoft curse and is able to align with whom they please. Cloud computing decouples the reliance on many legacy solutions, connectivity and collaboration are now paramount. Samsung and Apple have huge war chests and the most strategic visionary leadership will win. Having a good operations guy at the helm will not take a ship through a storm or into battle. Was this why Jobs was so afraid of Samsung?

robo_dev
robo_dev

530 horsepower Nissan GTR. so the lure of the 545 horsepower model is not so strong.

aflynnhpg
aflynnhpg

But I don't think he was afraid of Samsung, I think he was afraid of Android, as evidence todate Apple still hasn't taken on Google head to head. If you believe compainies shouldn't be awarded vague patents like rectangular shapes and rounded corners, do more than vote "no", boycott Apple!