iPhone 5 Datasheet

iPhone 5
Source: apple.com – iPhone 5

The Apple iPhone 5 (6th Generation) is a smartphone designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2013 as part of the iPhone series. The next generation of the iPhone was introduced on September 12, 2012, and its price started at $199.

The new iPhone features a Dual-Core 1.3 GHz Apple A6 processor, 1 GMB of RAM, 4″ Retina LED-backlit IPS multi-touch LCD Display, GPS, 4G / LTE data capability, two colors; Black and White, 16 GB / 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory, built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, new Lightning port, 8.0 Mpix rear camera / 1.2 Mpix front camera, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, Digital compass, GLONASS, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and 8 hours of talk time on 4G and 225 hours Standby time.

This iPhone was discontinued on September 10, 2013, and replaced by the iPhone 5s. Today iPhone 5 is 11 years old!

iPhone 5 Details

IntroducedSeptember 12, 2012 – 11 years ago
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2012 *1 – 11 years ago
September 28, 2012 *2 – 11 years ago
November 2, 2012 *3 – 11 years ago
November 9, 2012 *4 – 11 years ago
December 7, 2012 *5 – 11 years ago
December 14, 2012 *6 – 11 years ago
December 21, 2012 *7 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 10, 2013 – 10 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 22, 2017 – 6 years ago
Time on the Market354 days (11 months)
Time of Support58 months (4 years)
Model IdentifieriPhone5,1
Model NumberA1428 (GSM America)
A1429 (GSM International)
A1442 (China)
Order NumberMD634LL/A (16 GB Black)
MD635LL/A (16 GB White)
MD636LL/A (32 GB Black)
MD637LL/A (32 GB White)
MD644LL/A (64 GB Black)
MD645LL/A (64 GB White)
MD634LL/A (16 GB Black AT&T Locked)
MD635LL/A (16 GB White AT&T Locked)
MD636LL/A (32 GB Black AT&T Locked)
MD637LL/A (32 GB White AT&T Locked)
MD644LL/A (64 GB Black AT&T Locked)
MD645LL/A (64 GB White AT&T Locked)
MD293LL/A (16 GB Black AT&T Unlocked)
MD295LL/A (32 GB Black AT&T Unlocked)
MD642LL/A (64 GB Black AT&T Unlocked)
MD294LL/A (16 GB White AT&T Unlocked)
MD296LL/A (32 GB White AT&T Unlocked)
MD643LL/A (64 GB White AT&T Unlocked)
ME486LL/A (16 GB Black T-mobile Unlocked)
ME487LL/A (16 GB White T-mobile Unlocked)
ME488LL/A (32 GB Black T-mobile Unlocked)
ME489LL/A (32 GB White T-mobile Unlocked)
ME490LL/A (64 GB Black T-mobile Unlocked)
ME491LL/A (64 GB White T-mobile Unlocked)
MD656LL/A (16 GB Black Sprint)
MD657LL/A (16 GB White Sprint)
MD660LL/A (32 GB Black Sprint)
MD661LL/A (32 GB White Sprint)
MD667LL/A (64 GB Black Sprint)
MD668LL/A (64 GB White Sprint)
MD654LL/A (16 GB Black Verizon)
MD655LL/A (16 GB White Verizon)
MD658LL/A (32 GB Black Verizon)
MD659LL/A (32 GB White Verizon)
MD664LL/A (64 GB Black Verizon)
MD665LL/A (64 GB White Verizon)
MD297B/A (16 GB Black Unlocked UK)
MD298B/A (16 GB White Unlocked UK)
MD299B/A (32 GB Black Unlocked UK)
MD300B/A (32 GB White Unlocked UK)
MD662B/A (64 GB Black Unlocked UK)
MD663B/A (64 GB White Unlocked UK)
ME039CH/A (16 GB Black China Telecom)
ME041CH/A (32 GB Black China Telecom)
ME043CH/A (64 GB Black China Telecom)
ME040CH/A (16 GB White China Telecom)
ME042CH/A (32 GB White China Telecom)
ME044CH/A (32 GB White China Telecom)
Original Price$199 (16 GB on a two-year contract)
$649 (16 GB)
$299 (32 GB on a two-year contract)
$749 (32 GB)
$399 (64 GB on a two-year contract)
$849 (64 GB)
Weight3.95 oz. – 111 Grams
Dimensions4.87” H x 2.31” W x 0.30″ D
12.36 cm H x 5.86 cm W x 0.76 cm D
PredecessoriPhone 4s
SuccessoriPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
*1 United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sudan, Eritrea.
*2 Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
*3 India, Mexico, Thailand.
*4 Colombia.
*5 South Korea.
*6 Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela.
*7 Angola, Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam.

iPhone 5 Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A6
Processor Speed1.3 GHz
Number of Cores2


Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB


Memory1 GB LPDDR2


Graphics CardPowerVR SGX543MP3
Number of Cores3


Display4″ widescreen Retina LED-backlit IPS LCD Display
Resolution1136 x 640
Pixel Density326 ppi
Brightness500 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio800:1
Display ModesAirPlay Mirroring
AirPlay video streaming


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up


Ambient light
3-axis gyroscope


NetworksUMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 13, 17, 25)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz) Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n (802.11n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
SIM slotnano-SIM
Ports1 – Lightning port
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera1 – 8.0 Megapixels (Rear)
1 – 1.2 Megapixels (Front)
LocationAssisted GPS
Digital compass
Audio In3 – Microphones
Audio OutSpeaker


Audio FormatsAAC
Protected AAC
Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiOS 6.0
Maximum OSiOS 10.3.4
Intelligent AssistentSiri
iTunesiTunes 10.7 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


Battery5.45 W Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity1440 mAh
Battery LifeTalk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 225 hours
Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G / Up to 8 hours on LTE / Up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Power AdapterApple 5W or 12W USB Power Adapter

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