iPhone5 to Be Unveiled Today

The Apple faithful will at last be rewarded with their first look at the newest incarnation of the iPhone later today. The rumor mills have been churning ever since the anti-climatic 4S upgrade. Will the screen be larger? Will the phone be lighter? Will there be improvements to processing speed and battery life? What about the docking adapter? These questions will soon be answered, and people will start making their camping plans for the best spots near the Apple Store doors.

As smartphones of all stripes continue to look and function more like the trendsetting iPhone, the content that can be delivered to these on-the-go devices becomes more important. YouTube turned the severing of the Apple apron strings into an opportunity and recently announced the launch of its new app for iPhone.

Although the new app will feed iPhone viewers an ad before they can watch their chosen tube candy of choice, the monetization of the YouTube mobile experience opens the doors for content that had not been available in previous versions of the pre-loaded app.

In addition to more content, the new app improves the discovery experience, especially for YouTube fans who are well tapped in to the video site. By swiping your finger to the right, viewers will be able to check out a new YouTube channel guide, which will highlight all of their subscribed channels, giving them easier access to the content they care about most. It’ll also let them flip through related videos, comments, and more videos — even while they’re watching one on their iPhone. The new app also has an improved search experience, with autofill to give users suggestions while they enter search terms. — From TechCrunch 9-11-12

What improvements are you hoping for with the iPhone5?

Come back to this post later in the day, as it will be updated after the announcement.

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The answer to all of the questions is a resounding YES and so much more. All of the leaks leading up to the unveiling were right on target.

iPhone5 Features:

  • Glass and aluminum body
  • 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter
  • 4-inch 16:9 Retina Display
  • 44 percent better color saturation
  • Ultrafast wireless (GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, and LTE)
  • Dynamic antenna
  • A6 chip is twice as fast, smaller, and more energy-efficeint
  • Improved battery life
  • New cameras on both front and back
  • A6 chip improves image processing
  • Panorama mode
  • FaceTime works over 3G
  • Three microphones for improved voice recognition and call quality
  • New “Lightning” dock connector can be plugged in without fussing with orientation
  • And new “EarPods” to improve comfort and sound quality

Video via YouTube user urfunnyvideos

Even though I’ve had my iPhone 4S for only a few months, I have to admit that I’m seriously considering the upgrade. Will you be upgrading?

Michelle Stinson Ross

Michelle Stinson Ross

Content & Outreach Goddess at AuthorityLabs
Michelle Stinson Ross is a digital marketing industry recognized authority on the outreach power of social media. She has worked as a community manager and consultant for several brands to increase brand awareness, raise the visibility of special promotions, and train their teams to use the social space to connect with media influencers and the public. Michelle is part of the marketing team at AuthorityLabs and co-hosts #SocialChat, a Twitter based live chat that covers a variety of topics geared toward social media marketing (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET). Her passion for social media marketing has made her a regular conference speaker at events like ClickZ Live, and Search Marketing Expo. She has also been a featured guest on Webmaster Radio and several industry Hangouts on Air.
Michelle Stinson Ross
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2 thoughts on “iPhone5 to Be Unveiled Today

  1. Love the iPhone concept and it truly is the best phone I ever had. I have a 4 and 3GS can’t wait to have the 5.
    Would like Siri to not crash so much on my gf 4s. Other than that the phone for us has been a powerhouse!!! Mad love to apple! Work on Siri!