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Apple iPhone 5 first impressions device, photo, and screenshot gallery

The Apple iPhone 5 is an amazing piece of hardware and also takes great photos. It also comes with the new iOS 6 mobile operating system, as shown in this gallery.
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The iPhone 5 comes in a compact and attractive retail box. I ordered the black one since I thought the black metal looked attractive online.

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The box contents include the new Apple Earpods, USB charging adapter, and USB cable with the new connector.

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I really like the new connector from Apple that lets you place the end into the iPhone in either orientation, unlike microUSB.

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Apple spent three years developing the new Earpods. I NEVER used the earbuds included before, but do find these to be decent and useful.

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The back of the iPhone 5 is well designed with glass pieces along the top and bottom and metal in most of the back cover. It is attractive and feels great in the hand.

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The camera and flash are found in the upper glass area of the back.

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The Apple logo is glossy metal.

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This smartphone lineup shows the front of the Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One X, and Nokia N9.

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Here you can see the backs of the Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One X, and Nokia N9.

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The ringer switch is on the upper left with the volume buttons positioned below it.

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The metal edges are beveled and if you watch the Apple video you can see it is done by a diamond blade.

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The back of the iPhone 5 looks great.

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The iPhone 5 is quite small in the hand.

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Here you can see how small the iPhone 5 appears on my Galaxy S III.

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In this photo I show the iPhone 5 next to the Samsung Galaxy S III.

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This photo shows the iPhone 5 on top of the Nokia Lumia 900.

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And here is the Lumia 900 next to the iPhone 5.

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My daughter and I took this photo using the 1.2 megapixel front facing camera on the iPhone 5.

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My two oldest daughters the day before we head out to drop off my oldest for college.

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I love my oldest daughter.

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Do you like my "I love Windows Phone" sweatshirt? I had this shot taken at the Puyallup Fair near the Krusty Pup vendor.

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Scones are one of my all-time favorite things at the Fair.

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I am enjoying the new Siri and finding it more useful in iOS 6.

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I can't get Passbook to do anything for me yet.

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The new iOS Maps look good, but there is plenty of controversy at the moment.

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You can toggle between maps and satellite view in iOS Maps.

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I may go back to trying out Safari on my MacBook Pro now that syncing to the iPhone is supported.

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There are some new settings within iOS 6.

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