In recent months, all kinds of rumors about the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S were in flood. Everyone is guessing when the new iPhone would come out. Finally Apple tells us the release date is October 4th today.
Today Apple issued media invitations for a special iPhone event to be held next Tuesday, October 4th at the company’s Town Hall auditorium at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.
The invitations for the event carry the tagline “Let’s talk iPhone” and depict iOS icons for Calendar, Clock, Maps, and Phone.
The iPhone 5 is expected to include an 8MP camera, an aluminium case back, an expanded screen size and 1GB RAM. Wilder suggestions include finger print scanning, NFC payments technology, 4G connectivity and a (pfff) slide-out keyboard, but a dual core A5 chip like the one in the iPad 2 should also work its way into the new iPhone.
And according to AllThingsD, new iPhone 5 will go on sale “within a few weeks” of the unveiling announcement, meaning US punters may get their mitts on the new device mid to late October.
Besides of the release of the next-generation iPhone, this media even is expected to also be including a minor update to its iPod line. iOS 5 and iCloud are also expected to be topics of discussion at the event.