Apple has sent out invitations to an event on October 4 when the iPhone 5 announcement is expected. The event will be held at Apple’s Cupertino campus at 10am PT, and invite simply says “Let’s talk iPhone”, along with four iOS icons depicting the date, time and location of the venue.
The October 4 date was first tipped last week by All Things D’s John Paczkowski, who reported that fresh Apple CEO Tim Cook would be hosting the iPhone 5 announcement after he took over the top job following Steve Jobs’ resignation in August.
The iPhone 5 has been the subject of much speculation in recent months, after Apple didn’t stick to its traditional iPhone release schedule in the summer. There is very little known about the upcoming device, besides sure-fire speculation that it would feature the dual-core processor found on the iPad 2 and a higher resolution camera.
Pundits don’t seem to agree on whether Apple will launch two iPhone models this autumn. Some reports claim the new iPhone will be very similar to the iphone 4, but with bumped specs, while other expect a wholly refreshed iPhone with a larger screen and an even thinner profile.
Apple’s next version of iOS – iOS5, which powers iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, has been in limited beta since this summer, and a final version of the software should also be unveiled at the October 4 event.