Apple announces the addition of the iPhone5 to its family

The release of Apple's latest iPhone is bound to cause a stir in the telecommunications world and it may even spur interest in purchasing a new phone.

Just yesterday (September 12), Apple announced the official release of its new baby - Iphone 5 - described as the "thinnest, lightest iPhone ever" on the company website.

One of the key features is its aluminium design, stunning 4-inch retina display and its A6 chip and ultrafast wireless capabilities.

In a statement to the media Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller said: "We’ve packed an amazing amount of innovation and advanced technology into a thin and light, jewel-like device with a stunning 4-inch Retina display, blazing fast A6 chip, ultrafast wireless, even longer battery life; and we think customers are going to love it."

This may be an opportune time for many Australians to compare phone plans to make sure they are getting the best mobile plan available.

In the case that you decide that an upgrade to the new iPhone 5 may be right for you, you may wish to do some in-depth research into its features to help you decide whether it will fit your needs and requirements.

Posted by Eve Gillespie