Complete guide to Apple's taller, thinner, faster, lighter, brighter iPhone 5
On September 12, 2012 Phil Schiller announced the biggest thing to happen to the iPhone since the original iPhone. Big as in in thinner and lighter. Big as in a new, taller 4-inch screen. Big as in screaming fast LTE networking. Big as in an Apple A6 chipset combining a custom designed ARMv7 Swift CPU and SGX543MP3 GPU. Big as in an improved 8mp camera. Big as in the iPhone 5.
Code-named N41, version iPhone 5,1, and models A1428 (GSM only), A1429 (GSM + CDMA), and A1442 (China), it was shipped on September 21, 2012 for $199/$299/$399 on contract. Apple discontinued the iPhone 5 in September 2013 and replaced it with the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.