It was replaced as a midrange and then an entry-level device by the iPhone 5C; the 5C internal hardware specifications are almost identical to the 5 albeit having a less expensive polycarbonate exterior. The iPhone 5 supports iOS 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 and Rumors about the iPhone 5 began shortly after the announcement of the iPhone 4S , though detailed leaks did not emerge until June A shadow of the numeral 5 was featured in the invitations sent to the media, suggesting that the next iPhone would be unveiled at the event.
They also stated that pre-orders would be accepted starting September 14, The iPhone 5 was officially discontinued by Apple on September 10, with the announcement of its successors, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5C. While the 5C shared almost the same internal hardware as the iPhone 5, the 5C used a lower-cost poly-carbonate plastic case in place of the original 5's aluminum form. The introduction of the 5C deviated from Apple's previous market strategy, where the previous iPhone model would remain in production, but sold at a lower price point below the new model.
On April 28, , Apple initiated an out of warranty recall program to replace any failing power buttons of iPhone 5 models which were manufactured prior to March at no cost. Following the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung announced that it was filing a lawsuit against Apple for infringing eight of its patents. The case was scheduled to begin in After the announcement of the device, a lack of supply was evident.
This was due to a shortage of components such as the screen. Reports emerged, stating that Sharp was unable to ship the screen before the debut of the iPhone 5, and other manufacturers reported that it was difficult to keep up with demand.
As a result, the number of pre-orders rose due to the uncertainty of stock at retail stores, and the delivery dates for pre-orders were postponed to dates that were after the initial release date of the device. The report stated training was inadequate for quality demands expected and led to employees producing products that did not meet standards.
During the strike, conflicts between quality control inspectors and employees resulted in brawls. China Labor Watch also claimed that concerns raised by inspectors were not addressed by factory management. The iPhone 5 features iOS , Apple's mobile operating system. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device one common result is the undo command or rotating it vertically one common result is switching from portrait to landscape mode.
The iPhone 5 is shipped with iOS 6, which was released on September 19, The phone can act as a hotspot , sharing its internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB,  and also accesses the App Store , an online application distribution platform for iOS developed and maintained by Apple. The iPhone 5 can play music, movies, television shows, ebooks, audiobooks, and podcasts and can sort its media library by songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists , genres , composers, podcasts, audiobooks, and compilations.
Options are always presented alphabetically, except in playlists, which retain their order from iTunes. Like on iTunes, this feature shows the different album covers in a scroll-through photo library. Scrolling is achieved by swiping a finger across the screen. Alternatively, headset controls can be used to pause, play, skip, and repeat tracks. On the iPhone 5, the volume can be changed with the included Apple Earphones, and the Voice Control feature can be used to identify a track, play songs in a playlist or by a specific artist, or create a Genius playlist.
Like the iPhone 4s, the iPhone 5 has Siri ,  that allows the user to operate the iPhone by spoken commands.
The software was improved in iOS 6 to include the ability to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, dictate Facebook or Twitter updates, retrieve movie reviews and detailed sports statistics. On the iPhone 5 , texting can be aided by the voice assistant, which converts speech to text. This supports the inclusion of content such as images and sound in text messages, integration with the device's voice-controlled software assistant, and read acknowledgements for sent messages.
Input to the device comes from a keyboard displayed on the multi-touch screen or by voice-to text by speaking into the microphone. Entered text is supported by predictive and suggestion software; there is a multi-language spell-checker which recognises many regional accents of different languages. Apple's built-in Maps app, which replaced the former Maps app powered by Google Maps, had been universally derided and lacked many features present in competing maps apps.
New to Maps is turn-by-turn navigation spoken directions, 3D views in some major cities and real-time traffic. An iOS device with Passbook can be scanned under a reader to process a mobile payment at locations that have compatible hardware. The app has context-aware features such as notifications for relevant coupons when in the immediate vicinity of a given store.
Facebook comes integrated through Apple's native apps with iOS 6. Facebook features can be directly accessed from within native apps such as Calendar which can sync Facebook events, or use Facebook's like button from within the Apple App Store. New privacy settings are available to the user. In addition to location services, the following have been added in iOS 6: Advertising networks not yet using Apple's Advertising Identifier device identifier standard would not be affected, although Apple will require the standard in the future.
Apple emphasized the improved build quality of the iPhone 5 at its press event. At the September conference Apple claimed it was the thinnest smartphone in the world at 7. The Oppo Finder measured 6. There are three separate models of the phone available: Hardware benchmarking conducted using Geekbench and GLBenchmark validates several claims that Apple included on their website and mentioned at the unveiling of the device, these include two times faster and two times the graphics performance.
In the Geekbench overall hardware assessment, the iPhone 5 received a score that was approximately 2. The benchmark conducted using GLBenchmark for the iPhone 5 returned a score that was 2 times better than the iPhone 4s. The result was however inconsistent as a 3D graphics benchmark assessment using Passmark returned a score that was only approximately 1. With a diagonal of 4" it has a display size of 6. Screen icons of the iPhone 5 are arranged in a matrix of six rows of four icons each.
The increased screen size allows the sixth row of icons to be added to the five rows that were present in the iPhone 4. In-cell touch sensor technology from Sharp slims the screen which allows for a thinner phone. There are three microphones placed on the front, side and back for noise cancellation and video calls. On August 23, , Apple announced a program to replace batteries of iPhone 5 models that "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently" which were sold between September and January The iPhone 5 , as well as the iPod Touch 5th generation , iPod Nano 7th generation , iPad 4th generation , and iPad Mini feature a new dock connector named Lightning , which replaces the pin Apple Dock connector introduced in by Apple on the iPod 3rd generation.
The Apple Lightning connector has eight pins and all signaling is digital. This new connector is smaller than the previous one, helping the iPhone 5 to be slimmer than its predecessors.
Various accessories will be available to convert the Apple Lightning connector to the older pin Apple Dock connector or USB ,  although not all old accessories will work, as not all signals are available, in particular video output and the iPod Out feature for BMW automobiles. Earphones known as Apple EarPods are included with the iPhone 5 and other devices announced at the Apple media event on September 12, They superseded earphones that were included with previous generation iPhones and iPods.
In Europe, bands available for LTE include, 2. Unlike the iPhone 4s, which was the only " world phone " produced by Apple, there are three versions of the iPhone 5, which differ by the frequency used. The iPhone 5 received mainly positive reviews from commentators and reviewers. Tim Stevens from Engadget praised the iPhone 5 for its high resolution screen surpassing that of the iPhone 4s , which he considered to be one of the best phone screens available on the market.
Stevens was critical of the new connector, which is incompatible with devices and cables that use the superseded pin connector, although the LA Times reported that this was a change necessary to make the device smaller than its predecessor. Wired described the iPhone 5 as "elegance rooted in the way the aluminum and glass work together. It felt streamlined, yet substantial, which is different from the iPhone 6, which feels substantial in size alone.
It had been reported to contain errors such as misplacement of landmark tags, directing users to incorrect locations and poor satellite images. Gizmodo editor Diaz discussed the correspondence between Apple and a reader about purple flare in pictures taken on iPhone 5 camera. Apple's response to the issue was that it is normal and advised the customer to aim the camera away from bright light sources when taking photos. The report concluded that digital cameras in general, including higher-end SLRs , can all suffer from lens flare in which a purple-tinted effect was not uncommon.
There were anecdotal claims of the iPhone 5's coating chipping off, exposing the bright aluminium underneath.
Apple executive's response to email correspondence from an affected customer summarized that it was normal for aluminum to scratch. Some users reported on the Internet that the white model leaked light behind the screen, though the issue was not unique to the iPhone 5, as it also affected other Apple devices.
Techcrunch reported that the iPhone 5 sold out twenty times faster than the 4 and 4s models. Apple said that they were "blown away by the customer response".
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He points to initial hardware sales of only five million, compared to projections up to twice that, as the primary cause. Since the release of the iPhone 5, discounts on previous generation iPhones have enabled Apple to maintain a market lead in the United States and Japan, but the iPhone continued to lag behind the combined total of Android phones in the global market.
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