As Apple finalizes preparations for the unveiling of their next-generation iPhone on Wednesday — speculation surrounding the colorful banner draped over the entrance of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has begun to swirl.
One hidden meaning being extrapolated from the banner is that the colorful background was created using stretched versions of popular iOS icons which include Game Center, iTunes, Music and App Store — along with some mystery apps expected to be announced at the event.
Although the theory sounds like a bit of a 'stretch', the wild idea is based upon rumors that Apple's “new iPhone” will have a taller 4-inch diagonal screen. While many iPhone 5 mock-ups have been seen coming out of China no one can be certain if the newest handset will match up to leaked images.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told All Things D back in March, That Apple is “doubling down" on product secrecy,” Cook also promised “an improved version of Siri in the next few months” improvements that will be released with the launch of iOS 6 including the ability to open apps through commands along with the ability to integrate with Facebook and Twitter. Upgrades to Siri can already be found on Apple's iOS 6 Preview page.
In addition, WSJ just confirmed that the new iPhone will feature global 4G LTE compatibility and work on “the fastest wireless networks around the world—including Europe and Asia,” according to their sources.
No matter what clues Apple's event banner may or may not reveal — all eyes and ears will be fixed on Apple at 10:00 a.m. September 12th when the special media event is expected to get underway.
We can all be certain of one thing about the new iPhone — “It's almost here.”
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