Apple has kept us waiting longer than usual for this year’s iPhone upgrade, but now we’re just a few hours away from Tim Cook taking the stage and separating the dreamy-eyed wishes from what we’ll actually get.
Leading rumors are that we may see both an incremental upgrade of the iPhone 4, to be called the iPhone 4S (aimed at a lower price-point) and a more feature-rich model bearing the name iPhone 5. Things to look for in the iPhone 5 (according to the industry rumor mill) are an 8-megapixel camera, A5 processor (as used in the iPad 2), a larger screen and thinner body. The faster processor could also come in handy when running the expanded voice command system built out of Apple’s earlier purchase of Siri. Recent rumors also include support for HSPA+, which could bring download speeds three times faster than the iPhone 4.
Whatever the truth turns out to be, we hope you’ll join us for live coverage of the event on Tuesday, October 4, at 10:00 AM Pacific time. Apple will not be live streaming the event, but we’ll be keeping our eyes on all the sources of information and John and Cali will be bringing you all the news as it’s revealed, along with plenty of commentary and the usual GeekBeat mix of fun and tech. See you there!