Faster photo capture? 40% the iPhone 4S is already pretty snappy.
New photo feature: Panorama
You hold your phone vertical and you sweep your scene. The camera provides feedback. You get pretty photos, Schiller offers. 28 megapixel images, so full quality.
Big screen photos of the iPhone 5 pics. "kids look happier!"
In real-time, it takes parts of photos and stitches them together. Uses image stabilization, and removes duped people.
Ah... a built-in panorama mode. Apps out there do this, but it's another nice feature. And takes large pics: 28 megapixel panoramics.
Pretty neat demo shot here. Schiller points out that it's a "tough" shot because of the difference in exposure from one to the other.
Video as well: 1080p video, the stabilization has improved. Face detection for 10 people, and now you can take photos while you're shooting video.
Front camera: Now FaceTime HD camera with 720p support, backside illuminated sensor, and FaceTime works over 3G with iOS 6.
Audio system: three microphones (up from 2) one on the bottom, one on the front, and one on the back.
Claiming improved artifact removal (always a weird side effect of panorama)
Speaker now has 5 magnets, up from two, which is apparently better. Also uses 20% less space.
Noise-canceling improved as well, Schiller says. New feature called "Wideband audio."
The video camera has better stabilization. And the front-facing camera is finally 720p. Small but important improvements.
So, we'll find out soon about carriers.
A lot of little improvements all over. Added mike, better speakers.
Wideband fills up more of the frequency spectrum and makes voices sound more natural, Schiller says. 20 carriers will support this, including Orange in the UK. No word on U.S. carriers.
The iPhone has used the iPod 30 pin connector, which launched in 2003. Served us well for almost a decade, Schiller says. Many things we do over the wire we now do wirelessly, he adds.
"A lot's changed and it's time for the connector to involved." Called Lightning
Now we have Thunderbolt (the connector) and lightning.
All-digital, 8-signal design.
has an "Adaptive interface."
Can be plugged in in either direction. 80% smaller -- huge difference, Schiller says.
Accessory makers working on it, like Bose, JBL, Bowers and WIlkins, BO.
That 30-pin connector has been around since 2003: nearly a decade.
Company will have an adapter.
30 pin to Lightning adapter will let you plug in your 30 pin connector and use with a Lightning plug.
Yes, it is called Lightning. (Does that mean Thunderbolt support?)
No word on price on those adapters...or any of this so far.
Schiller says iOS 6 is all set for the iPhone 5.
We're going to see iOS 6 running on the new iPhone. To demo it is Scott Forstall, SVP of iOS software.