Apple iPhone Event Set for Oct. 4
Apple has set an iPhone event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters for Oct. 4. It could be the iPhone 5 unveiling.Apple seems ready to launch its next smartphone, sending to media an invite for an Oct. 4 event. "Let's talk iPhone," it reads, below a calendar icon for that date, a clock icon set to 10 a.m., a phone icon and a map icon indicating Apple's Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Increasing chatter over the past few weeks suggested that Apple was gearing up to unveil the next iPhone, popularly dubbed the iPhone 5 by media, sometime in October. Those rumors appear validated. According to a recent report in AllThingsD, Apple CEO Tim Cook, having recently succeeded Steve Jobs as company head, will take to the stage to introduce the device, which could feature Apple's more powerful A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera and other updated hardware.
The big question on pundits' minds is whether Apple will use the event to unveil one iPhone or two. Earlier this month, a number of other publications reported that former Vice President Al Gore, a member of Apple's board of directors, told a conference audience about "new iPhones coming out next month."