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):
The back looks like this
Or maybe more like this
It's built with a unibody architecture, like Apple's notebooks
This is maybe what's inside
The classic 30-pin iPod cable is probably getting replaced by this
It'll plug in like this
And it might come with cool new SPACE headphones
In other words, boom
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.