Apple unveils iPhone 5

2012-09-12 19:50
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg, AP)

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the new iPhone 5 at an Apple event in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg, AP)

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San Francisco - Apple on Wednesday introduced its new iPhone 5, a lighter, thinner and more powerful version of its iconic mobile device.

"It is an absolute jewel. The software and engineering that went into this product is the most challenging our team has ever taken on," Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller told a packed launch event in San Francisco.

The introduction has been among the most keenly anticipated in the tech world, with rumors and leaks over several months about the new device from the biggest company in the sector.

"It is the thinnest iPhone we have ever made, it's the world's thinnest smartphone and weighs just 112g," just under four ounces, Schiller said.

"It is 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S."

Schiller said the new iPhone features a new design aimed to fit in one's hand and works on the faster mobile Internet networks known as LTE.

"When you carry your phone it should fit beautifully in your hand, that is just how we designed iPhone 5," he said.

"Everything you do looks gorgeous on this beautiful widescreen display."

Analysts expect Apple to sell tens of millions of the new iPhone in the coming months, luring in smartphone buyers who have been waiting to upgrade.

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