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Apple unveils iPhone 5

(Xinhua)

08:34, September 13, 2012

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook announces the new iPhone 5 at a press event in San Francisco, the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. Apple on Wednesday unveiled iPhone 5, its latest generation of smartphone that features bigger display and support for faster LTE wireless network. (Xinhua)

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Apple on Wednesday unveiled iPhone 5, its latest generation of smartphone that features bigger display and support for faster LTE wireless network, at a media event in San Francisco.

"Now today we're taking it to the next level, making a huge leap," Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said at the event.

The iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen compared with the 3.5-inch display used by the previous models, enabling a 5th row of icons to be displayed on the homepage.

According to Apple, the new phone features an A6 chip, which is two times faster than the previous A5 but 22-percent smaller in size.

Made entirely of glass and aluminum, the new smartphone is the thinnest and lightest phone Apple has ever produced. It is 7.6 mm thick, 18-percent thinner than iPhone 4S and weighs 112 grams, 20- percent lighter than the iPhone 4S.

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