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The fifth generation iPhone 5 has won a million geeky hearts. Released in September 2012, the smartphone remains one of the finest ones in the industry till now. Samsung, HTC, LG were worth encircling it within a stiff competitive sphere, but iPhone 5 has withstood them all with its ravishing specs. With strong Wi-Fi connectivity and boastful 4G LTE network, the phone is fit for urban life. The flagship weighs only 112 gm and has been slimmed down from its predecessor. Its crystal-clear display is one of the greatest advantages.
Overall, the phone possesses core modules that may initiate a convenient user experience. Recently, Apple has rolled out an OS update for the flagship, which can upgrade its OS to iOS 6.1.4 from the previous one. This upgrade does not bring numerous specs with it, the advancement is limited. Probably, it was Apple’s trial over something. It only initiates an audio enhancement for the phone. The phone is capacitated with 40 hours of music streaming without any interruption and so the audio enhancement is certainly beneficial.
Stabilized performance with upgraded iOS 6.1.4
Apple remains one of the finest smartphone manufacturers in the phablet industry. iPhone 5’s capacitive touch screen, 16M colors display featured with LED-backlit IPS LCD makes it stand out amongst contemporary smartphones. Apple always tries something new and its innovative tactics never fail to surprise fans. The phone runs on iOS 6, which is upgradable to iOS 6.1.4. After you update your iPhone 5 to iOS 6.1.4, you will notice an improvement in the phone’s performance. Of course, no matter how confined, you can feel an increased stability in your phone’s performance. No on-screen customization icons would come up with the update, nor will it boost the display resolution. Apple has rolled out just a simple update, better than its predecessor by .1.
No update in camera specs and battery life with iOS 6.1.4
Apple seems to believe in quality rather than in quantity and extensions. An 8MP camera with a resolution of 3264*2448 pixels featuring autofocus, LED flash, HD image and video recording, face detection, touch focus, Panorama and HDR is exciting. The phone possesses Li-Po 1440 mAh battery (5.45 Wh) that is non-removable. The battery is energetic apportioning a lengthy standby time of 225 hours on both 2G and 3G.
The iOS 6.1.4 update does not bring any extraordinary alteration in the phone, except for an audio profile for speakerphone operation. You can constantly play music for 40 hours on your iPhone 5. The battery life in iPhone 5 was already quite convincing; the iOS 6.1.4 upgrade would not let you feel much difference in the battery zone than what the 6.1.3 did (only if you upgraded it) or the primitive iOS 6 itself.
The beast is speedy with its iOS 6.1.4
The upgradable and advanced iOS is certainly powerful and user-friendly. You can browse and access data with high speed: about 42 Mbps on DC-HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps on HSUPA, about 21 Mbps on HSDPA, 3.1 Mbps on EV-DO Rev and strikingly 100 Mbps on LTE. The update seems to have stabilized the Wi-Fi a bit. Though there has been no official notification on this spec, at least it does not slow down the wireless fiction network or interrupts it. The phone features a convenient and prompt Wi-Fi connectivity that does not get disrupted while you are putting it on. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot and dual band allots you an implausible WLAN experience. iOS 6.1.4 is reportedly bug free and is lightly speedier than its predecessor.
Pros of the new iOS 6.1.4 update on iPhone 5
The update is an over-the-air (OTA) update. It is likely to be available for download on your iPhone 5 via iTunes. It is small in size, about 11.5MB, and thus quick to download. An additional audio profile for speakerphone comes with this update.
Cons of the new update
The update does not bring anything exclusively innovative and does not initiate any enhancements over interface.
Apple iPhone 5 was one of most awaited smartphones of 2012. It was released in September 2012 and observed a high sales rate, worldwide. Its major competitors include the Blackberry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, Nokia Lumia 920 and Google Nexus 4. But still iPhone 5 has successfully withstood the restless competition and managed to grab a prominent place in a million hearts. Apple is supposed to bring out the iPhone 5S and iPad 5 mini this year after fall. Buzzes are all round the iPhone 6, which may appear next year, due to delay in launch of iPhone 5S. Apple 6 is likely to feature a much powerful iOS 7, which is expected to be ways ahead in performance level than the iOS 6.1.4 and bring along a plenty of customization alternatives.