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Full iPhone 5 specifications (specs) in detail

Apple's iPhone 5 page has gone live, along with all of its full specifications. Let's see if we can find a few surprises that weren't in announcement...

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iTunes and App Store get major facelifts for iPhone 5

A big addition to iOS 6 for the iPhone 5 will be a visually revamped App Store and iTunes for both mobile and Mac. The changes include improved performance, previews while browsing, better search results, and sharing out to Facebook and Twitter. Facebook likes will be built into every product page, furthering the social angle.

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iPhone 5 using new Lightning dock connector

The iPhone 5 announced today at Apple's big event will include a new dock connector called Lightning. We saw it often enough in the pre-show leaks, and is now fully official. It includes a new all-digital 8-signal design, has an adaptive interface, improved durability, reversible (i.e. usable from both ends), and is 80% smaller than the old dock connector.

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iPhone 5 battery life meets (and sometimes exceeds) iPhone 4S

Yet another tidbit about the iPhone 5 coming out of today's big Apple event is that the new LTE-enabled smartphone will match or even exceed the iPhone 4S battery life, despite being slimmer and running faster. Browsing and talking on cellular networks gives you 8 hours, while the iPhone 5 can handle 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing or video, 40 hours of music, or 225 hours of standby. By comparison, the iPhone 4S is advertised as handling 8 hours of talk time, 200 hours standby, 6 hours of browsing on 3G, 9 hours on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music.

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Familiar Apple apps ready for iPhone 5, third-party apps get black bars

Today at the iPhone 5 event, Apple was quick to show off that most of it's big-name applications are ready to roll on their new handset. Calendar, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto and many others are going to be fully-optimized for the new, longer display. Third-party apps that aren't updated will have to deal with black bars to fill the rest of the screen, though everything still works as before. CNN and OpenTable are some of the partners that have updated their format accordingly.

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