Invite courtesy of Apple
Apple finally confirmed the unveiling of the iPhone 5 today as the company sent out invitations to the event where the device will make its first appearance.
This event will take place on Wednesday Sept. 12 and the invitation for it reads "it's almost here" with a huge "5" shadow underneath the "12,," symbolizing the iPhone 5. This proves that this is not just some random event, but the place where the company will finally unveil a redesigned iPhone.
This new version is expected to be thinner, taller and sport a 4-inch display with improved internal hardware. Apple is also expected to show the final pieces of iOS 6 there. A similar event where the company will unveil the iPad Mini is expected to take place sometime in October.
The new iPhone will come with iOS 6 pre-installed that features an all new maps application with an Apple mapping database. It also has better Facebook integration, shared photo streams, Siri for iPad, new Siri functionality, and an improved Phone app.
The iPhone 5 is also expected to launch with earphones featuring a new design.
A Vietnamese site recently posted a video that shows these redesigned earphones that will come in the box with the next-generation iPhone. The accessory was reportedly designed in California and assembled in Vietnam.
They are specifically designed to not come apart the way older earbuds sometimes do and they resemble horse heads.
Apple seems to be revamping a lot of things pertaining to its next generation iPhone, as the device is also expected to feature a smaller dock connector. This means that most of its accessories will be adjusted to fit the new input on the smartphone.