FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Indiana’s NewsCenter got an exclusive showing of the iPhone 5 before its big release.
By now, you're probably already familiar with all the new features iPhone 5 has to offer, but have you seen one up close and personal, and been able to hold it in your hand? INC’s Rachel Martin had that chance Thursday night at the Verizon Wireless at 4122 Lima Rd., before the phone is released Friday morning.
So what’s the big difference between the iPhone 5 and previous iPhones? Remy Coles, Verizon Wireless manager, says the biggest difference is the A6 chip, so everything—apps, email attachments, and internet—moves faster without eating up your battery. But, the most obvious change is the look.
The iPhone 5 is thinner and lighter, and has a 4-inch screen making it longer than previous iPhones of the past.
Coles says it also has a new, smaller port hole that no longer makes it universal when connecting to your computer or plugging into the wall for charging. However, Coles say an adapter can be purchased to solve that problem.
It also features a new 8 megapixel iSight camera that can take panoramic pictures and record videos in HD.
As for built-in apps, Maps include 3-D views of major cities where you can literally see what buildings look like. When receiving incoming calls, you now have the option of responding with a text message, or turning on the “Do Not Disturb” feature, which will send all calls straight to voicemail.
If you’re likely to misplace your phone, Apple now includes a “Find My iPhone” app that traces the location of your phone through an iCloud account.
Apple’s also included new EarPods as a bonus feature. They’re specially designed to better fit—and stay—inside the ear.
Coles says for those who will purchase their iPhone 5 in store, expect a little wait with great customer service.
“Tomorrow morning we're going to open at 8 a.m. We anticipate having over 100 customers in line. Once the doors open we have a full staff tomorrow morning so we have lots of employees to take care of our customers and make sure they're in and out as quickly as possible while getting the best service that they possibly can,” he said.
Coles says for those who pre-ordered their iPhone 5, it should already be in the mail on the way to your house.
The iPhone 5 starts at $199.99 for 16GB and ranges to $399.99 for 32GB.
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