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From fash pack to I.T Crowd, Apple has designs on your wrist.
The 64GB edition of the iPhone 5 is top of the range in every way. More powerful and with a larger, four-inch screen and a new sleeker design, it's the perfect marriage of form and function. And the thinnest, fastest and best-looking iPhone ever.
The sixth-generation iPhone is 18 per cent skinnier and 20 per cent lighter than the iPhone 4S. But that sleekness doesn't mean that Apple has made compromises on features or power. Not a bit of it.
This handset really is speedy beyond belief. With 4G LTE support (depending on your carrier), it's up to six times faster at surfing the web than a phone with 3G connectivity.
An A6 processor is also on board to make things even more zippy. This is twice as fast as the iPhone 4S and means that the iPhone 5 features an incredible sense of snap however many apps or functions you're using simultaneously. It also handles 3D graphics with aplomb for some terrific mobile gaming experiences.
All that extra power and speed doesn't mean battery life is affected, though. The A6 processor has been designed to be as power-efficient as possible, with the result that iPhone 5 buyers can expect eight hours of browsing or eight hours of talk time, or up to 10 hours of video playback on a single full charge.
Imaging is also taken care of courtesy of an improved version of the eight-megapixel camera that featured on the iPhone 4S, only with enhanced HD video recording, a panorama mode, 40 per cent faster photo capture and better performance in low-light conditions.
iPhone buyers have been craving a larger screen for some time. The iPhone 5 does not let them down. At four inches, it's brilliant for watching widescreen HD video. And it really brings images to life thanks to higher colour saturation and a whopping 326 pixels packed in per inch.
Hardware improvements are only half of what makes the iPhone 5 so good, however. The iOS 6 software that powers it is terrific too. Not least because it adds a brand new version of the Siri voice commands app, which now lets you simply speak updates to your Facebook page and delivers voice results for where to eat and what movies to watch. Meanwhile, with turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic information and spoken directions, Apple Maps is a fantastic mapping solution that'll help you get to your destination.
Other features of the iPhone 5 include 64GB of storage, a secondary 1.2-megapixel camera for video calls with FaceTime and a choice of tens of thousands of great apps and games from the App Store download market.