The iPhone 5 is finally about to arrive in South Africa and as a huge Apple fan, I have already ordered my phone. It has been a long wait, but this week all the cellular companies announced that the iPhone 5 will be available on the 14th of December.

Not only is the phone fitted with the retina display as with the iPhone 4S, but it now has a faster processor which greatly enhances the speed at which applications can execute tasks. I have found, as the functionality of apps increase and as new apps evolve, they need a bit more processing power to enable fast results and loading times.

The list of new features in this phone is way too many to list here, and I invite you to visit the website for more information and also a list of features in the new phone.

I also have to mention that I strongly believe that if you still have an iPhone 3 or iPhone 4, you should consider upgrading immediately. But if you have an iPhone 4S and you are still in a contract, there is no reason for you to upgrade too quickly. The one thing I love about Apple phones is the fact that the operating system is backward compatible and you can enjoy the features of the improved operating system, even if you do not have the latest and greatest model.

If you have one of the previous iPhone models, remember to update your operating system on a regular basis to enjoy the great features that are now available in the new system.

To those of you on holiday waiting for the new iPhone to arrive, make sure that you get it before Christmas that would truly make it a wonderful festive season!