As claimed by Apple, "the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever" finally saw the light of the day Wednesday when the company announced its sixth generation iPhone, the "iPhone 5," in San Francisco.

The Apple iPhone 5 comes with the long-rumored 4-inch Retina display, a much faster Apple-designed A6 chip and faster wireless technology -- all while claiming to have an even better battery life. The new flagship handset runs on iOS 6, which has over 200 new features including the new Maps app, Facebook integration, Passbook organization and additional Siri features and languages.

As pointed out by Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, the iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thick, weighs only 112 grams and is constructed "entirely" out of glass and aluminum.

Take a look at the specs factbox for the Apple iPhone 5 below:


The Keynote

The full keynote video of the Apple iPhone 5 event is now online for public viewing. Click here to go to Apple's website and watch the video. The keynote should be available on iTunes and YouTube soon.

The iPhone 5 Presentation Video

Apple has released an iPhone 5 presentation video that highlights all the new features of the sixth gen iPhone. Watch the video below:

A Brief Hardware Overview

iDownloadBlog has posted yet another video with a brief but detailed presentation of the iPhone 5's hardware. Watch it here.

The Apple iPhone 5 Hands-On Video

According to the Verge, the most noticeable thing about the iPhone 5 is not anything about its features but the fact that it's "incredibly sleek and exceptionally light." The site has posted a hands-on video of the new Apple smartphone. Check it out below.

Start the slideshow for more details about the Apple iPhone 5, including the building process, the reason behind the lack of NFC and more.

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