iPhone 5 Unboxing – CrazyMikesapps’ Style

Friday, September 21, 2012, came and went with a little bit of anticipation throughout the day as I awaited my iPhone 5 delivery. Strangely, this pre-order was not only the smoothest I have ever experienced for an iPhone or iPad from the web order process, it was also the least informative in delivery information. From my previous experience ordering a pre-order iPhone or iPad, it’s that the minute the ordering opens, Apple’s servers crash and stay crashed for hours. The iPhone 5 pre-order was unexpectedly smooth. I woke up at 3:15 a.m. (Eastern time) to order, and while barely awake I placed my order and within 5 or 10 minutes I was back in bed.

The only bad decision I made was that I opted for the 32GB instead of the 64GB (due to all my music being stored in the iCloud). Waking up the next day and hearing the news about how iPhone pre-orders were now out 2 weeks, 3 weeks, etc., I became a bit concerned as to whether or not I would get mine on 09/21/12 as promised. And, making me even more anxious was the fact that as of 09/20/12, at 5:30 a.m. I had no confirmation of shipping — which is not typical of Apple’s pre-order shipment notifications, at least for me. Yet, at 7:30 a.m. on 09/20/12, I got the details of my iPhone 5 shipment and a tracking number. The additional benefit of iOS 6 pre-installed on the iPhone 5 will get you up and running with not only a new device, but also many new tweaks to the already worlds best smartphone operating system. We did a video of some of our favorite features a week or so a go which you can watch here: iOS 6 Do Not Disturb and Other iPhone iOS 6 New Features by CrazyMikesapps

Unfortunately, I live in the boondocks and my iPhone 5 did not arrive until 4:45 p.m., which was not that big of a deal because I was not as “geeked” out for this new device as I usually am. Upon opening the new iPhone 5, there were a few minor surprises such as the non-skid black strips on the back of the iPhone 5, as well as the Apple icon, also the Black & Slate model is completely black (no more silver or chrome whatsoever) — very minimalist and to my liking. The screen while bigger, is still disappointingly too small, but it is a start. Where I found real joy was the snappy A6 processor that makes this little handheld computer scream and I mean scream. I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and an iPad 3rd generation, and neither of these devices even comes close to the raging speed this device provides. Apps run faster, the device operation is much smoother and the increased speed that things get done in is quite noticeable. Another phenomenal feature is the camera. I took a picture to share on Instagram and Facebook and was blown away by the photo quality and how nice it looked — see for yourself below. There is no enhancing or anything to the image below.

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Overall, my first impression of the iPhone 5 is that it is a very nice mobile device — but I still crave a 4.5 iPhone screen — hopefully this will happen one day. Be sure to watch the iPhone 5 Unboxing Video by CrazyMikesapps on our YouTube channel for a look at what you get when you open up your iPhone 5 box.
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iPhone 5 Tech Specs via Apple.com

iPhone 5 Tech Specs via Apple.com

GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Assisted GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
Wi-Fi
Cellular

Retina display

4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

8-megapixel iSight camera
Panorama
Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
Autofocus
Tap to focus video or still images
Face detection in video or still images
LED flash
Improved video stabilization
Photo and video geotagging

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 225 hours
Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit

AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Storage and travel case

iPhone 5 (Model A1428): M3, T4
iPhone 5 (Model A1429): M4, T4

Viewable Document Types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Apple ID (required for some features)
Internet access5
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 10.7 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)

Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: −4° to 113° F (−20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Language Support

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Keyboard Support

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin, Stroke), Chinese – Traditional (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Stroke), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Dictionary Support (enables predictive text and autocorrect)

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German, Italian, Japanese (Romaji, Kana), Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Siri Languages

English (U.S., UK, Canada, Australia), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Mainland China, Taiwan), Cantonese (Hong Kong)

iPhone 5

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Documentation

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

Connect your current accessories to iPhone 5 using this adapter. Buy now

Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

Plug your Apple power adapter into most electrical outlets around the world. Buy now

Other Accessories

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)
Lightning to USB Cable
Apple USB Power Adapter
Apple EarPods
See more accessories in the Apple Online Store

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About Michael Vallez

Michael Vallez - (CrazyMike) is the Founder of CrazyMikesapps.com. Mike is a regular guy who has a tech side, specifically a love for mobile apps and touch gaming. He is a retired cop, husband, father, and son. Current Devices: Galaxy S4, iPad Air, and Nexus 7. Twitter - @MichaelVallez or @CrazyMikesapps.

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