From its mind-boggling array of useful apps to a camera that now ranks as most popular on the photo sharing site Flickr, the iPhone has been a game changer for travelers.

Some travel-related features in the just-unveiled iPhone 5 are more incremental than revolutionary, including slightly longer battery life. But, with a faster processor and access to to speedier wireless networks, it does promise to make getting from Point A to B (or Z) and back again easier — and more fun.