Well, T-Mobile has no 4G plan. I don't blame them for focusing on carriers who are actually investing in future infrastructure. (and I say this as someone who was a T-Mobile user for 8 years)
Now up: Rob Murray, an exec producer from EA, to demo the speed of the A6 chip.
"It's full console quality on the iPhone," Murray says. And it looks like it.
EA acquired Firemint, the people who built the Real Racing series. That series is consistently one of the most impressive examples of what you can do on mobile for games. Truly top-notch quality.
"We used Game Center to produce time-shifted multiplayer." You can challenge someone one day, race them the next. That's pretty cool.
And now on to battery life. Schiller stands in front of a large green battery icon.
"You can imagine the challenge the team faced of trying to match the iPhone 4S in battery life. But we've not just matched it, we've exceeded it."
And that was it for battery life. Blink and you missed it.
Time to talk about the camera. 8 megapixel, 2364x2448 resolution.
That's still excellent -- Apple tends to meet the battery metrics it touts, so if I can really get 8 hours of LTE usage, I'm going to be very happy. That's a workday. Finally.
"the team is measuring lenses down to the micron level ... sapphire crystal protects your lens."
Low-light is definitely an area where the iPhone camera needed some help
Apple's biggest competition when it comes to camera tech is Nokia. Nokia is the only company in the industry that actually has BETTER tech than Apple when it comes to cameras.
We're getting deep into the weeds of the camera technology. Spatial noise reduction, smart filter ... bottom line, pics should look better and be captured 40% faster.
Schiller demonstrates pics on the iPhone 5. "The ocean looks bluer, kids look happier." #nofilter
"Look at that! You can see the veins on the wings of the bee." -- Phil Schiller
Photos in iOS6 can be automatically shared with family /friends who comment in real time -- Instagram rival?
in other words, the Camera app will stitch together photos into a panorama for you.
Schiller demonstrates a 28 megapixel picture of the golden gate bridge from the Marin headlands.
The photostream sharing in iOS 6 is great. It's not an Instagram rival at all -- but it puts things like Bump and Glassboard in a lurch.
Oooh, the panorama stitching is a much-needed built-in feature.
Schiller moves on to video, which has improved stabilization and detects up to 10 faces.
A panoramic shot with the iPhone 5 will be 28-megapixels, that's huge
FaceTime over cellular -- that's big.
if the carriers will let you do it, of course.
"we now have 3 mics built in to the iphone"
one mic on the front, one on the bottom, one on the back. Important for Siri and other apps.
Keep in mind, FaceTime over cellular will be free for some carriers, others such as aT&T are going to charge extra. Fail.
they got the speakers into a space that's 20% smaller. The earpiece has more noise cancellation.
Wideband audio is a new technology that should help voice calls sound more natural. "We're just starting this."