Apple’s kicked off its high-profile media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and. Just as Tim Cook blurbed out some interesting biz stats, he handed it over to worldwide marketing chief Phil Schiller who just announced the iPhone 5, Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone. Developing…

And here it is.

“You’re going to see this in many things you do”, Schiller said. “Two times performance across the board”.

It’s also got a taller Retina display (326 PPI) with a 1136 -by-640 screen resolution and full 16:9 aspect ratio, with iOS 6 using extra canvas for a fifth row if icons.

This is the monumental challenge we had — can you make a phone with more features that is smaller and lighter. Anyone can make a bigger phone.

Here, more images.

All of Apple’s apps have been update to take advantage of the bigger display: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand.

“Now you see a full five day workweek”, Schiller said, putting up the following slide.

“You see more of your email in mail”, he said. “Your calendar shows more events”.

The phone is powered by the new A6 chip, said to provide a twofold jump in computing performance and graphics.

“Compared to the A5, it’s two times faster”, Schiller said.

Weighing in at 112 grams, the iPhone 5 is 20 percent lighter than its predecessor, the iPhone 4S.

As widely expected, it sports 4G cellular radios for ultra-fast mobile data, also supporting new dual-band WiFi 802.11n on 2.4 and 5GHz bands.

Schiller mentions a single chip for both voice and data and “a single radio chip”. He also boasts about “a unique Apple advantage with a dynamic antenna”.

The iPhone 5 supports 4G LTE, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA, among other radio technologies. LTE works with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint in the United States, Rogers, Telus and Bell in Canada and a bunch of carriers around the world.

  • I can’t wait to buy it! Haters gonna hate though…

  • And can we get a damn official picture of the back of it?? Is it what all the leaks looked like?

  • MagicDrumSticks

    I’m actually surprised that people on this blog are admitting it’s a disappointment. With the amount of bias we have toward apple products, I’d expect everyone to be cheering and going crazy. It’s good that we send Apple a message; they are just using the iPhone name to try and earn more money at this point. If less people buy -> greater innovation.

  • I am running to buy my SG3 now, Very dissapointed, it is just another Iphone4/4S stretched!

  • we want Steve Jobs back like the Fexix bird!

  • Ho yung

    I call that iphone 4s xl not look Like iphone5 to me

  • Jake

    wow. just wow. “faster, bigger screen, and 4g” congrats! you got 4g! you’re about a year and a half late to the party though, 5G is just around the corner. So stupid, its the SAME THING WITH MORE POWER! BIG DEAL!! LIKE YOU ACTUALLY NEED ANYTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IPHONE?? For what? the iphone 4 seems to work just fine with every app -_-

  • Shit people are so jaded and spoiled nowadays. It has LTE, 8MP camera, HD FaceTime camera, faster processor, new screen size, improved charging/data transfer cable, slightly new design, and to top it off manages to get 8 hours of LTE browsing time… what the fuck do you want? A fucking time machine too?! I’m satisfied with it and would be happy to get one.