Apple just released their iPhone 5 few weeks back on their special event, and 21st September people around the world are getting the iPhone 5 in hand. Some queued the whole night to get from the local Apple Store, some preordered theirs online. Lucky for me to have gotten one, and waiting for hands on.
The current issue when you are about to use it in Indonesia is the new Nano Sim Card that is not available in the local operator yet. However, there is a good news that operators are starting to ordered their nano-SIMs, and have opened a pre-order for Nano-SIMs for apple fans in Indonesia. So, no worry, stay tuned, be happy and patience. For your information, Telkomsel Indonesia has opened Nano-SIM pre-orders at their site: http://telkomsel.com/nanosim. For those of you in Indonesia and have already gotten your iPhone 5, you may go ahead to pre-order the nano-SIM now, and if you are using other Operator, you might want to check their website for any news of the same.
And for you the adventure type, you may want to try to cut the normal SIM or micro SIM to Nano SIM by following some guides here –> click. But, do make sure to try with a new prepaid card incase of failure and there is no guarantee that it will work most of the time, as Nano-Sim is said to be 15% thinner.
Nevertheless, don’t forget to hunt for your iPhone accessories like case and screen protectors. Here is one of my favorite case for my iPhone 5: Spigen Neo Hybrid EX Vivid Series. Until a better case that I can find, I will stick my heart to this. Anyway its a bumper case, so that the real iPhone 5 major characteristics are not hidden by the case.
Talking about the iOS 6, people are complaining about their new MAP features which is not perfect and misleading. Just bear with it for awhile, keep on exploring with it, and soon we shall have the perfect iPhone MAP Apps, just like the Siri which is not so good in the beginning. For this one small matters, why brag too much about it while the rest of the features are AWESOME and GREAT for your other daily use.
On the hardware itself, it is true that it is slimmer, lighter and sexier with the new color combination. Particularly, IMHO Black-Slate is the sexiest in town. Comparing with other smartphones in town up to date, iPhone 5 still the slimmest, smallest phone with GREAT functionalities and Better benchmarks. Below I share a picture from BusinessInsider.com on Apple iPhone 5 benchmark against major smartphones available in the market as of lately:
The new iPhone 5 come with new earpod, yeah they called their new earphone the EarPod, with better design to provide better sound experience and a travel case too. For this I have yet come to the test, which I will update later upon receiving my unit. Anyway it seems to be great earphone design and provides better sound experience than before.
That’s all folks for the current Apple iPhone 5 updates, this article is not being sponsorred; instead a true insight from an apple fan. 🙂 If you like, please share this with the rest. And do leave your comments yo! Images are taken with iPhone 4s (by a great friend of mine).
For Telkomsel Nano-Sim pre-order, you can visit: www.telkomsel.com/nanosim
For Indosat Nano-Sim pre-order, you can visit: www2.indosat.com/nanosim
While for XL Nano-Sim, you just have to wait for mid October to get it at XL Center nationwide by paying Rp. 3.000. Check here for the news.
For other operators? Cut your sim-card for the moment. or Get the Nano-Sim Cutter which is already available in some online shop in Indonesia.