As Let's talk iPhone event approaches, one can’t help but get the sense that Apple is getting a kick out of the unprecedented degree of anticipation surrounding the announcement of their newest iPhone. One need only look at the styling of the invitation to the event – four iOS icons using Apple’s own trade dress to denote the time, date, location and topic (the phone icon includes a red waiting-to-be-addressed item) to see that Apple is having fun with all the attention they’re getting.

And why not? The almost-banal wording of the event's title - Let's talk iPhone - belies the frenzy of speculation that has frothed about Tuesday's announcement for the last six months. While rumors will undoubtedly persist up to the very moment the iPhone is revealed, there are a few things we'd like to point out in order to help you set your expectations.

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