Today, at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Apple will hold a press event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, where the company is expected to unveil the next generation of its wildly popular smartphone, the iPhone.
This year’s event will likely be a little different from Apple’s previous product announcements, though. Despite the company’s reputation for its NSA levels of secrecy concerning new products, tech sites across the web have posted leaked shots of purported components of the new device for months, including shots of complete devices assembled from parts.
Because of this, gadget enthusiasts have some solid ideas of what to expect from Apple’s designers and engineers this afternoon. Some of rumored features of the new iPhone are:
- A taller, 4 inch screen, which, along with a rumored bump in screen resolution, will give users more virtual real estate to use to surf the web, play some Temple Run, or take some photos.
- A newly redesigned case, which will feature a largely metallic backplate with glass fringes at the top and bottom.
- A smaller dock connector port, which means it will not be able to work, sans adaptor, with accessories made for previous generation iOS devices.
The iPhone has become an indispensable part of the bags, purses and pockets of many a WMU student, so of course the Western Herald wants to know: are you planning on buying a new iPhone? Check out our new poll on the front page!