Apple iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE 1, 3, 5/International) 16, 32, 64 GB Specs
Identifiers: iPhone 5 - MD297B/A* - iPhone5,1 - A1429 - 2610*
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Please note that this "GSM" A1429 iPhone 5 model -- which is compatible with LTE bands 1, 3, and 5 -- was intended for carriers in the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore, as well as many other countries outside of North America.
The iPhone 5 models, regardless of network compatibility, have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS LED-backlit 1136x640 native resolution (326 ppi) "retina display," dual cameras -- a rear 8 megapixel, 1080p "iSight" camera and a front 1.2 megapixel, 720p "FaceTime HD" camera, and 4G/LTE support, all packed in an aluminum "unibody" case with a glass front that is a mere 0.30 of an inch thick (color options include either a dark gray "slate" matte back and a glossy black front or a silver matte back and a glossy white front).
The iPhone 5 is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual core "Apple A6" processor, has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of flash storage. It also supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 as well as packs three noise canceling microphones, a bottom-mounted headphone jack, and a new USB 2.0-based Lightning port for connectivity.
Apple estimates that the iPhone 5 models provide "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 8 hours of talk time on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 225 hours of standby time.
Pricing varies depending on the country and carrier, but in the UK, it was available unlocked for £529, £599, and £699, for 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage, respectively.
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||September 12, 2012
||September 10, 2013
||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2012.
||1 (2 Cores)
||Geekbench 2 (32):
||Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPhone5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):
||Geekbench 3 (32):
||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):
||Geekbench 3 (64):
||The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support 64-bit mode for this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPhone5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
||*Apple reports that the iPhone 5 uses an "Apple A6" processor, but little else. Third-party analysis from AnandTech, however, determined that it has a custom dual core processor and a three core graphics processor, most likely a 266 MHz PowerVR SGX 543MP3. Early Geekbench software analysis indicated that it had a 1 GHz processor, but a subsequent version of the software more accurately determined that it has a variable speed processor that commonly runs around 1 GHz with a top speed of 1.3 GHz.
Also see: How much faster is the iPhone 5 than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S?
||16, 32, 64 GB
||*Apple provides no official details regarding RAM used by the iPhone 5. However, as first determined by AnandTech, it has 1 GB of onboard RAM as two 512 MB dies.
||*Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that the iPhone 5 models can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
||Sync & Charge
||The iPhone 5 models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its Lightning connector.
The iPhone 5 does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer, although third-party software -- like that from site sponsor TouchCopy -- is available.
||Black & White
||The iPhone 5 models are available with either a black glass front and an aluminum dark gray "slate" back or a white glass front and an aluminum silver back.
||1136x640 (326 ppi)
||The iPhone 5 models have a 4" (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch IPS "Retina" display with a 1136x640 native resolution at 326 ppi. Apple also reports a 800:1 typical contrast ratio and a 500 cd/m2 typical brightness.
Also see: How do I replace the glass cover, digitizer, and display (LCD screen) on the iPhone 5?
||*Apple notes that the iPhone 5 models support both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies of 802.11n Wi-Fi.
This specific iPhone 5 -- the A1429 "GSM" model -- intended for GSM carriers outside of North America -- supports UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); and LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5).
||*This iPhone 5 -- the A1429 "GSM" model supports UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); and LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5).
**The iPhone 5 models have dual cameras. The rear 8 megapixel "iSight" camera supports HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio), and also has autofocus, a backside illumination sensor, a hybrid IR filter, and an LED flash as well as support for tap to focus, face detection, improved video stabilization and panorama shots. The front "FaceTime HD" camera takes 1.2 megapixel photos and HD video (720p up to 30 FPS).
||Battery Life (Music):
||In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells replacement batteries for this iPhone.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells replacement batteries -- as well as glass covers, displays, and other parts and repair tools -- for this iPhone.
Also see: How do I replace the battery in the iPhone 5?
|Battery Life (Voice):
||*Apple reports that the iPhone 5 models provide "up to" 40 hours of audio playback, 8 hours of talk time on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 3G, 8 hours of Internet use on 4G/LTE, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 225 hours of standby time.
Also see: Why does my iPhone run out of power so quickly? How can I conserve battery life?
|Apple Order No:
||These models were not sold in the US. Order numbers vary by country.
*In the UK, MD297B/A is the order number for the unlocked "slate and black" configuration with 16 GB of storage. In the UK, with 32 GB or 64 GB of storage, unlocked, in black, the order numbers are MD299B/A and MD662B/A. Still in the UK and unlocked, the "white and silver" configurations with 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of storage are model numbers MD298B/A, MD300B/A, and MD663B/A, respectively.
|Apple Model No:
||A1429 (EMC 2610*)
||Please note that this model number refers to more than one device.
*In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the device so it cannot be used readily for identification.
Also see: All iPhones with the A1429 Model Number, the 2610* EMC Number, and the iPhone5,1 Model Identifier.
||iOS 6.0 (10A405)
||This model is fully supported by the most recent version of iOS 9 with the exception of "Facedown detection" capability.
Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models fully support iOS 9? For models that "partially" support iOS 9, which features are and are not supported?
||4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30*
||3.95 oz. (112 g)
||In inches - height by width by depth (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm).
||Mac OS X 10.6.8*
||Windows XP SP3/Vista/7
||Apple reports that the iPhone 5 models, if syncing with iTunes is desired, are compatible with a Mac running "OS X 10.6.8 or later, and iTunes 10.7 or later."
It is likewise compatible with a "PC with USB 2.0, Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later, and iTunes 10.7 or later."
||Apple reports that the iPhone 5 supports "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
||Apple does not formally specify photo formats for the iPhone 5. However, it can sync photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats, from iTunes and iCloud.
||Apple reports that the iPhone 5 supports "H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; [and] Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
It also supports AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV at 720p as well as AirPlay video streaming to the Apple TV (3rd Gen) at up 1080p and the Apple TV (2nd Gen) at up to 720p.
||Shipped with "Apple EarPods [headphones] with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB cable, [and] a USB power adapter."
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells accessories like cases, stands, keyboards, speakers and more for this iPhone.
In Ireland, site sponsor SmartSpot sells cases, cables, speakers and other accessories for this iPhone.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells cases, stands, chargers, docks and even parts for this iPhone.
||Est. Current Retail:
||*This model was not available in the US. Prices varied depending on country and carrier, but in the UK, these models were offered unlocked for £529, £599, and £699 with 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB of storage, respectively.
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Global original prices for the iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE 1, 3, 5/International) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
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Original Prices - North America
Original Prices - Europe
||€679, €789, €899
||€699, €799, €919
||DKK 5,199, 5,999, 6,799
||€699, €799, €919
||€679, €789, €899
||€679, €789, €899
||€679, €789, €899
||€729, €839, €949
||€659, €759, €859
||NOK 5.190, 6.090, 6.990
||€699, €799, €919
||€669, €769, €869
||SEK 5.995, 6.995, 7.995
||CHF 729, 849, 969
||£529, £599, £699
Original Prices - Asia
||RMB 5,288, 6,088, 6,888
||HK$5,588, HK$6,388, HK$7,188
||¥51,360, ¥61,680, ¥72,000
||S$948, S$1088, S$1238
||NT$21,900, NT$25,500, NT$28,900
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
||A$799, A$899, A$999
||NZ$1049, NZ$1199, NZ$1349
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