Released concurrently with Apple's iPod Touch 5, the iPhone 5 Smart Phone is the latest highly anticipated (read: wait in lengthy lines at the Apple store) and sought-after offering from Apple. Available in your choice of 16, 32, and 64 GB storage capacities, at the costs of -- respectively -- $200, $300, and $400, this palm-sized talking computer will also ding your pocket for varying amounts, depending on your data and contract plans, and whether you already own an iPhone. (Check with your carrier). You may also expect ship dates towards the end of October. Be patient; it's worth the wait.
What's the big deal, you ask? It's the lightest (about 4 ounces) and thinnest (about 1/3 of an inch) iPhone yet, with a 4" Retina display, lightning fast A6 CPU, and iOS6 operating system to keep you in contact with family, friends, and work (if you absolutely must). 8mp iSight camera for HD video (complete with panoramas), Maps (still in revision, for quality, at this date), Siri digital personal assistant, and with iTunes and Facebook at your fingertips. Literally.
If you want to join the millions of satisfied iPhone aficionados, here's the plan: order on-line, take a couple of weekend Autumnleaf tours, and wait for the month to unfold and your iPhone 5 to arrive. You'll be happy.