If you didn’t see the big news from Apple yesterday, (at this point its hard not to have heard something!) we were officially introduced to the thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone yet – the iPhone 5.
As usual Apple did a great job of unveiling the new device with an up close and personal tour of what we can expect when we get our hands on it September 21st.
The Details: How’s it Look & What’s New?
The device looks similar to it’s older family members but has a taller, larger 4-inch screen and is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the 4S. It’s also now made entirely of glass and aluminum. One thing that was predicted and unfortunately came true is the device will require a different size charging cord than previous models, making it hard to use existing docking stations and speakers designed for the old iPhone cord. The good news is Apple did create an adapter so old devices aren’t useless. The new device also connects to 4G LTE connection, which should speed up Internet browsing. Making it’s debut, iOS 6 is available with Passbook and Apple’s Maps, Apple’s proprietary mapping and navigation app and the replacement for Google Maps on iOS.
Why We’re Celebrating the iPhone 5 here at CoPilot
- The iPhone 5 is ideal for GPS. The new screen is perfect for CoPilot’s in-car guidance, bringing the same large display experience to iPhone that many Android smartphone owners take for granted. Whether it’s widescreen GPS in landscape or tall-screen navigation in portrait, we’ll be ensuring your CoPilot app is iPhone 5 – ready from day 1!
- CoPilot Live integrates with Apple’s Maps. We’re excited to announce we’ve integrated with Apple’s Maps in iOS 6. You will be able to find a location on Apple’s Maps and navigate there using CoPilot’s offline, voice-guided GPS guidance. As with all CoPilot apps, our maps are stored on the phone for reliable use when there is no mobile or data connection available.
- A giant leap for smartphone navigation. We think that Apple’s Maps will increase awareness about smartphone GPS navigation in general. We’ve spent the past decade evangelizing about how smartphones are the ideal platform for navigation thanks to their connectivity for live journey information, convenient portability and their hi-res touch screens. The iPhone 5 will surely further the cause – and we’ll continue to offer a premium GPS navigation choice, introducing new innovations to make car journeys easier, safer and more predictable.
What did you think of the iPhone 5? Is it what you expected? Will you be in line next Friday to get your hands on one?