Apple announces September 12 (iPhone 5) event

Apple has announced the special September 12 event by way of invites to members of the press. As can be seen from invitation above, there’s a tagline “It’s almost here”, along with the number 12 and a huge shadow of ’5′. Needless to say, this all but confirms that the iPhone 5 will officially be unveiled that day. So does this mean that the phone will be called iPhone 5 and not the ‘new iPhone’, as was the case with the most recent iPad? Judging by the image alone, it’s entirely possible that Apple will keep the numbering system with each new iPhone release.

The event will take place on Sept 12 at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts at 10:00 am. Let the count down begin.

[The Loop]

New iPhone will sport a 4.6 inch retina display?

When it comes to rumours of an iPhone 5 (new iPhone?) with a larger display, we’ve all heard it before. While past reports have speculated on a 4-inch display, Reuters today is reporting that the next iPhone will have a 4.6-inch retina screen and be released within several months.

Apple Inc’s new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch “retina” display and is set to be launched around the second quarter, a South Korean media reported on Thursday.

Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, quoting an unnamed industry source.

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3rd iPhone Details – Cementing Our Expectations

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If rumours are anything to judge by and MacRumors seems to think they are, then the iPhone is losing its stealthy ninja powers hour by precious hour. The usually tight-lipped Apple simply cannot keep its new hardware secret from rumour-mongers, forums or hearsay. One of the latest suggests that the following hardware spec is what we are to expect in our shiny new iDevice. While anyone in their right minds (not us) would reckon that the below items are a shoo-in, TMA is not alone in pontificating Apple’s sometimes parsimonious nature

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3rd iPhone Revealed by Apple?

In a recent article, Macrumors.com reavealed that Apple’s own iPhone 2.2.1 firmware hosts a juicy morsel:  the current iPhone -1,2 will be superceded by iPhone 2,1.  While it was bound to happen at some point, this rather well-founded rumour spells some uncertainty especially in the mobile gaming arena.  

TMA and other review sites will of course have to get our lovely iPhone 2,1 as soon as it comes out (certainly not soon) but barring massive changes, developers and users too could be forced to use emulation layers or old-style moslo type of software to run our favourites.