Apple to held the “Let’s talk iPhone” media event at it’s headquarters in Cupertino, California at 10 a.m. October 4, 2011 (1 a.m. October 5, Malaysia time). We are expecting Apple to reveal new iPhone 5, release iOS 5, iCloud, and new Apple CEO, Tim Cook on stage.
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The hints in Apple’s invitation
According to the October 4 press event invitation, there’s 4 iOS app icons. The calendar icon shows the date of the event. The clock icon shows the event’s start time. The map icon shows the event’s location (Apple’s Cupertino headquarters).
The last is a phone icon with a badge showing “1”. People think that it means Apple will introduce only one new iPhone model, though rumors in the past months say Apple probably planning multiple new iPhone models.
iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S?
If Apple would only introduce 1 new iPhone, I wish it is an iPhone 5 with slimmer body, larger display, better camera, more RAM, faster processor and running new iOS 5. There are rumors saying that Apple might only announce a slightly upgraded iPhone, iPhone 4S.
iOS 5 is the new mobile operating system from Apple. It has been previewed for months and expected to be released very soon… Probably, Oct 4? The iOS 5 includes many new features:
- Notification center, the solution to today’s annoying iOS alert.
- iMessage: send unlimited messages to other iOS users (iPhone, iPad, iPod) via WiFi or 3G.
- Reminders: ToDo list with due dates and locations.
- Twitter integration in Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube and Maps.
- PC Free: No computer is needed to activate device, install iOS software updates.
- Access Camera app from Lock screen
iOS 5 is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3rd & 4th generations, iPad, iPad 2.
The new iPhone is expected to include iCloud, the Apple’s cloud storage services. iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, etc and sync them across the iDevices, PC, and Mac you own. No more manual syncing.
Tim Cook on stage
Steve Jobs resigned, and Tim Cook is the new Apple’s CEO. We believe he will be on the stage to do the presentation of new Apple iPhone. It is a golden chance to get people know the new CEO.
My two cents
I have been using iPhone 3GS as soon as it released in Malaysia in 2009. I claimed warranty for two times: “bricked” and glass cracked. Now its battery is dying. I really want a new iPhone 5. However, I might hold my purchase if Apple only release a slightly upgraded iPhone 4S.