The 2012 Products of the Year


Smartphone

Apple iPhone 5

How did they do that? With the September launch of iPhone 5, its first major revision since the iPhone’s introduction, Apple managed to add more than 30 percent more screen real estate, a quad-core processor, 4G compatibility and two HD cameras, yet still be thinner and lighter than the previous generation while keeping prices level. The iPhone 5 contains the A6, Apple’s latest custom ARM Cortex A9-based quad-core SoC with PowerVR GPUs that according to the company delivers double the application and graphics performance of the A5X that powers iPhone 4S. The sixth-generation iPhone takes on a sleeker look thanks to its 28nm processor (compared with 45nm of iPhone 4), and supplements its svelte stature with a two-layer display instead of three.



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