Since then, the rumour mill has been on full alert, with mentions and leaks and loads of hype suggesting that the next iPhone will have a combination of aluminium (or liquid metal) and glass in its build, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, a new smaller iPod dock connector, a longer screen, and support for 4G LTE networks around the world, even in Australia.
Last week, invitations went out telling journalists that there would be an event on September 12 in San Francisco, with a big “5” in a shadow under the “12”. Take a guess what Apple’s referring to here.
Interestingly, we’re hearing that the announcement may bring in more than just the next iPhone, with new iPods possibly being included too.
With the iPhone likely changing dimensions and supporting a longer screen, it’s possible that we’ll see the Touch refreshed to support these new changes, and we may even see a new iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle in the announcement, too.
Whatever happens, we’ll have GadgetGuy’s Valens Quinn on the ground in San Francisco to report on it all, so stay tuned for all the news later this week.