iPhone 5 hands on

We got our hands on the new iPhone 5 last week at our store in Appleton.

Check out some of the photos:

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For those of you that have gotten your hands on the new iPhone already, what are your early reactions?

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iPhone 5 has arrived!

****Even though there were a number new products announced today, we’re sticking to the iPhone 5 in this post. Others to come!

Today was expected to be the big day, and it was. Apple announced their most recent rendition of the iPhone – iPhone 5 – at an event in San Francisco. We’ll run through some of the major new features and specs below.

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  • 7.6 mm thick, 20% lighter than iPhone 4S
  • Same width, taller screen (4″ diagonally).
  • Supports 4G LTE networks
  • Features new A6 chip that’s two times faster at CPU and chip graphics, as well as 22% smaller.
  • Battery life: 8 hrs 3G talk time, 8 hrs LTE browsing, 10 hrs Video, 40 hrs music.
  • 8 megapixel camera now features built in panoramic mode and low-light mode.
  • New Lightning connector is 80% smaller.
  • New Maps App features spoken turn-by-turn direction and flyover
  • Facebook integration into iOS 6 allows you to post to Facebook from any app.
  • Front facing camera in 720p
  • 1080p video with improved stabilization and face detection
  • Now able to take photos while recording video.
  • Will come in a black (slate) color and white (silver).
  • Debuting with new iOS 6 on board.

The list can continue to go on and on, but we’ll stop there for now. As far as price point goes, iPhone 5 will start at $199 for the 16GB model.

What were your thoughts on the announcement? Does iPhone 5 look like everything you hoped for and more or are you underwhelmed? Any features you would have liked to see included?