here are the crucial and (some) omitted differences between new iPhone 5 and “old” iPhone 4S. graphic from the apple.com website


3 things that weren’t mentioned during latest apple keynote:

- 3 different models of the iPhone 5 vs 2 models of 4S (CDMA / world phone)
- no more support for 2G on iPhone 5? (not confirmed yet)
- nano-sim

- battery life only 10% better then 4S
more iPhone technical specifications:

iPhone 5 iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S what's changed iPhone 4S
Price (on contract) $199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB $199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB
Processor Apple A6 Dual-core Apple A5
Memory 1GB (tbc) 512MB
Display 4-inch IPS 1,136 x 640 3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640
Pixel Density 326 ppi 326 ppi
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Primary camera 8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture 8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture
Secondary camera “FaceTime HD” at 720p VGA at 30fps
Video recording 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps
Cellular GSM / CDMA / LTE Hybrid GSM / CDMA “World Phone”
WiFi Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (tbc) Bluetooth 4.0
Orientation sensing Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope
Navigation A-GPS, GLONASS A-GPS, GLONASS
FaceTime WiFi and Cellular WiFi-only (iOS 5)
SIM standard nano-sim microSIM
Battery life Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on LTE
Up to 10 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 225 hours on standby
Up to 8 hours talk time on
3G
Up to 14 hours talk time on 2G
Up to 6 hours data on 3G
Up to 9 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 200 hours on standby
Weight 112 grams / 3.9 oz 140 grams / 4.9 oz
Dimensions 123.8 x 7.6mm 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm
Colors Black / White Black / White

ps: here are all of the screenshots from apple’s website of 4S tech specs:

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