We're all getting ready for athis Wednesday, but Apple's preparations involve more than a pot of coffee and a finger hovering over the Refresh button on CNET UK.
The Apple branding started going up around 11am yesterday, with the shot you can see here taken around 7pm.
It doesn't let on much, unfortunately, with a white Apple logo and a multicoloured background. But to be honest, Apple has hinted quite heavily with its shadowed invite spelling out what we'll be seeing.
The invite suggests the next generation handset will be called the iPhone 5, rather than 'next iPhone' or just 'iPhone', as was suggested after the launch of the latest iPad. It's rumoured to have a , making for a taller design than the . A is also expected, with just eight pins instead of the usual 30. This could also help make the iPhone 5 slimmer than its predecessors. But don't worry about it not working with your current docks, Apple is bound to launch an adaptor to help it play nice.
A new camera with clever HDR tech is also likely. HDR helps balance multiple light sources, giving a clear, colourful snap without losing any detail. And a faster chip is expected: either the A5X, as found in the latest iPad, or potentially the A6, which could bring quad-core fun to the game.
Word is the iPhone 5 will be 4G, and. All we need now is for Everything Everywhere to hurry up and .
While Apple has already announced, the event on Wednesday will see it launch properly. It'll bring such features as Apple's new maps software (since it ), and a new UK-friendly Siri (hopefully with a plummy accent, but probably not).
There were murmurings of alaunching alongside the iPhone 5, but now it's widely expected to have a , possibly as early as October.
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