Apple sent out invitations to a media event for Sept. 12 at 10AM in San Francisco. Take three guesses as to what it’s announcing. Take five, even.
We presumably “know” a lot about the next iPhone, like the fact that it’ll have a redesigned, mostly metallic body and a taller screen, thanks to a steady stream of leaked parts over the last few months. That said, one of the things that was considered a sure bet — that the next iPhone would be called “the new iPhone,” as Apple had branded the most recent iPad — may not be the case, given the giant number five in the bottom of the invitation. (Also, the next iPhone will technically be the sixth iPhone, since there have already been five of them: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S.)
And in case you haven’t been following every single iPhone rumor, here’s what’s expected of the new iPhone (though don’t be surprised if these things are implemented in an unexpected way):
It’s expected to have the same width, with the added height bringing the screen size to 4 inches, for a resolution of 1136x640.
The back looks like this
Obviously, the i P h o n e kerning won’t look like that.
Or maybe more like this
Gotta have color options.
It’s built with a unibody architecture, like Apple’s notebooks
Here’s a great post that goes into what that means in detail. (But basically, a stronger, better phone.)
This is maybe what’s inside
If you’d like to know what’s probably inside the next iPhone, this post by Anandtech is fantastic.
The classic 30-pin iPod cable is probably getting replaced by this
Expect the old, fat dock connector to be phased out of the iPad and iPods, too. You might be mad for a second, but it’s a good thing, ultimately.
It’s expected that after being announced being announced today, the iPhone will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 21. Oh, and if you’re waiting for the tiny iPad, you’re probably going to wait a little longer to hear about it.