It’s been almost one year since Apple launched the iPhone 4S.

Today the Cupertino based tech company announced the new iPhone 5. The new phone takes a different approach to previous generations with a 4 inch display, LTE connectivity and a new lightning dock connector.

The 4 inch display supports a resolution of 1136 x 640 with a 16:9 aspect ration. The new larger 4 inch screen has been rumoured for month and might be a surprise move since Apple is better known for setting trends rather than following the suit of Android manufacturers like HTC and Samsung.

However, the new screen will still give a good retina display with 326 pixels per inch which is in line with the previous iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.

The iPhone 5 also supports LTE on several networks around the world including the usual three in the US, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Apple is also pushing for LTE to be adopted worldwide, with an announcement that the iPhone 5 will support LTE in various world markets.

A new dock connector is smaller than previous generation 30 pin dock connectors. This might pose a challenge for existing first and third party accessories, but there is a special adapter that will be available to connect to older first and third party accessories. The iPhone 5 will be available in black and white.

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