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What the iPhone 5 Means for Video

It’s like having a mobile video production truck in your pocket. Need to shoot video? The iPhone 5 can shoot at 1080p. Need pictures as well? It can now snap shots while recording video. The new A6 processor lets it run video editing software twice as quickly as before, and the LTE support lets you upload your creations faster than you could over some Wi-Fi connections.

So is the iPhone 5 the only video hardware you need?

The iPhone is getting a redesign, Apple [1] executives announced this afternoon. The iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order Friday, September 14, and will begin shipping one week later. This latest iPhone will be thinner and lighter than the previous iPhone 4S, but with a taller display. It will measure 7.6mm thick (18 percent thinner than before) and weigh 112 grams (20 percent lighter), but will offer an expanded 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels.

That puts the new screen close to 16:9 widescreen resolution, so Apple is playing up its movie abilities. Menu screens will now offer five rows of apps, plus the shortcut row.

If your video needs are light, the iPhone could absolutely be an important member of your team, letting you record video from events and shape it on-the-fly.

The iPhone 5 will list for $199 for the 16GB version, $299 for the 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB (with contract).