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November 29, 2012

Apple's Stock Rises from iPhone 5 Profits, Ranks as Top U.S. Smartphone

By Daniel Brecht, Contributing Writer

The release of iPhone (News - Alert) 5, the successor to iPhone 4S, on September 21, has topped the U.S. market in the smartphone sector. This has helped Apple overtake Google's (News - Alert) Android software which claimed a larger percentage in market share prior to its launch.

At present, the highly anticipated iPhone 5 has seen early success as shown in Apple's (News - Alert) share of U.S. smartphone sales. Ever since the day of its launch, with preorders as early as the 14th of the month to the time it appeared on the shelves, the latest iPhone has drawn Apple fans to jam Apple Inc. stores not only in North America but also in Asia and Europe.

The media agrees that the iPhone 5 was the most anticipated Apple handset since iPhone 4. Even Apple’s iPhone 4S, which had many improvements over its predecessor was not as highlyanticipated.

When comparing the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4s, the latter had more storage (up to 64 GB) and improved video recording plus it went from an A4 processor to a dual-core Apple A5 and had increased the camera’s megapixels from five to eight megapixels, which provided more light sensitivity and better sharpness for photos.

The iPhone 5 features IMEI unlock capabilities and has some improvements over the iPhone 4S that has certainly given it an edge over its rivals Google Inc's Androidand RIM's BlackBerry (News - Alert) OS in the smartphone market. Despite that fact, there is still uncertainty on whether the iPhone 5 will help Apple stay on top for good or this is just temporary at least until RIM's soon-to-be-launched BlackBerry 10 devices come available.

In comparing all earlier iPhones, the latest one is the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet. Compared to the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 is 20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner. The iPhone 5 is slightly taller at 4.87 inches, thinner, and weighs less (3.95 ounces).

In design terms and applied technology for ultrafast Wi-Fi, Apple’s iPhone 5 has some consumers saying that it is one of the finest products Apple has ever produced. They say in order to really know the benefits of this smartphone, one must own one or hold it in their hand to try it out.

Some of the updates that the iPhone 5’s hardware features are a bigger and better display and resolution screen, a faster processor (uses Apple’s new A6 processor), and presents the new dynamic low light mode for the iSight rear eight MP camera that also improves color matching.

Customers interested in buying the iPhone 5 will have to pay roughly $200 to own one that has 16GB. As an alternative, for an additional $100, they can buy one with 32GB and pay $400 for the 64GB one. Those still hesitant in buying one may want to check out first how it stacks up to the other iPhones; they can do just that by clicking here, which pulls up an information page. This is the place to visit to see if the iPhone 5 is all that it claims to be. 

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