The new iPhone5 has entered the CB campus. What do students think of it, and what benefits really come from the iOS6 update for iPhones? On September 12, 2012, Apple introduced the iPhone5 to the world, calling it the “thinnest, lightest iPhone ever.” They focused in their main new features such as the 4-inch Retina […]
The new iPhone5 has entered the CB campus. What do students think of it, and what benefits really come from the iOS6 update for iPhones?
On September 12, 2012, Apple introduced the iPhone5 to the world, calling it the “thinnest, lightest iPhone ever.” They focused in their main new features such as the 4-inch Retina display, the new Apple-designed A6 chip, and the ultra fast wireless technology. But, what does all of this mean for you?
The new 4-inch Retina display has even more pixels than the iPhone 4S, making the display a lot clearer and better. The new A6 chip delivers a better battery life, while maximizing performance and power efficiency. The new ultra fast wireless standards will let you to browse, download, and stream faster than ever before.
CB senior Anjali Patel (’13) ordered the iPhone5 the night it was released to stores. She says that says she enjoys “how it’s a lot lighter,” and now thinks the iPhone4 is “way heavier and…bulky.”
“The Internet is a lot faster, you can search and it’s instantaneous,” the senior said, adding that she “found anything [she] doesn’t like.”
In addition to the release of the iPhone5, Apple also released the iOS6 software update. This new update features redesigned maps, Facebook integration, new opportunities for Siri, shared photo streams, Passbook, new calling features, and a lot more.
However, the introduction of iOS6 has not come without some bumps in the road.
After twenty five minutes of downloading the iOS6 update, iTunes responded with an “error” report, saying I was unable to update my phone at the time. A few days later, my phone and I were successful after waiting thirty minutes for it to finish.
Although there is a great hype to this new update, I cannot personally see any benefit from this other than the map upgrade. Because I have the iPhone4 not the 4S, I was unable to get the new panorama camera, and none of the other features really affected me — especially as Facebook has become a thing of the past. However, the new maps really do help when getting directions, as turn-by-turn direction are spoken directly to you as you drive.
There are many pros and cons to weigh with the iPhone5 and iOS6, but there is no doubt that this wave of new technology is coming to CB.