The rumours that the next-generation iPhone will be launched a week today, on October 4th, have been officially confirmed.
The invites to the Cupertino campus, where the event will be held, have been sent out. They simply said: “Let’s talk iPhone.”
Traditionally, major Apple launches are held at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco, but the company has plumped for the smaller venue this time.
This could be because the arts centre was booked up, although whatever the reason, it means that new CEO Tim Cook will get to handle his first big iGadget launch in a smaller venue.
Whether that’ll make it easier to deal with – or harder because the Apple fans won’t be quite so massed and vocal with their cheering – we’re not sure.
Anyway, in almost exactly a week’s time – the event will begin at 6pm our time – we’ll finally discover whether there’ll be an iPhone 5, an iPhone 4S, or both.
The theory with the latter being that the iPhone 5 will be launched as normal, and the 4S as a somewhat cheaper more budget conscious alternative to help expand Apple’s market share to the lower reaches of the smartphone world (where Android reigns supreme).
The only certainty is that the new (top) model will definitely boast a faster processor and an improved 8 megapixel camera. It’s also likely to have a redesigned, slimmer body, certainly if you put any stock in leaked shots of cases for the device.
Roll on next week…