SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time, the iPhone is growing even as it slims down. After sticking for five years to the same screen size, Apple has revealed a new phone that's taller, with a bigger display.
The iPhone 5 will go on sale in the U.S. and eight other countries Sept. 21. Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new phone at an event Wednesday in San Francisco.
Even though the new phone is taller than the iPhone 4S, it's lighter, thanks to a new screen technology that makes the whole phone thinner.
In another big change, the iPhone 5 can connect to the fastest new wireless data networks in the U.S. and overseas.
It's also the first iPhone developed and unveiled since the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs.