It’s the start of a brand new month and so far, September looks to be a great month for potential iPhone 5 buyers. Even though we’re just six days into the month, we’ve already seen a lot of new details come out about the iPhone 5. We’re learning more and more about when the new iPhone will be hitting stores, what features it’s going to have (and what it won’t have), as well as what it’s going to look like. So without further adieu, let’s jump into discussing the latest iPhone 5 news to break this week.
Yesterday many Apple insiders, media professionals and developers were sent mysterious invitations from Apple for an upcoming press event. The event is set to happen on September 12th. That date may sound familiar to you, as it’s the date we’ve been hearing about for a potential iPhone 5 announcement. While Apple’s invitation–as it always is–was quite vague, they do seem to be hinting at the iPhone 5 being announced at the event. Take a look at the image of the event invite below if you don’t believe us:
See that shadow below the 12? It sure looks a lot like a 5, doesn’t it? Many experts–and us included–think that this is Apple’s way of subtlety hinting at an iPhone 5 announcement at this event. We obviously won’t know for sure until the date is upon us, but the odds are good that Apple will show off the new iPhone next Wednesday(!). All signs point toward a September 21st release date.
Perhaps more exciting than this is the leak of more iPhone 5 images this week. This follows last week’s leak of the new iPhone’s inner components, which gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the new device. These latest images come from iResQ and show us the difference between the iPhone 4S and the new iPhone 5. And the differences are quite big, as the images below show.
From the images above, a couple things become strikingly apparent. The first is that the iPhone 5 in these pictures features a much smaller dock connector. This is consistent with what’s been reported for many months now–and it’s bad news for those who were hoping for the same old dock connector. No word on if or when Apple will release an accessory that makes it possible to use old accessories with the new connector.
Secondly, you can see that the new iPhone is bigger yet slimmer, and also equipped with a much bigger screen. We’re thinking the screen is about 4.3 inches given the comparison to the iPhone 5.
So what do you guys think of these new images? Are you as pumped for the new iPhone as we are?