You love your iPhone. You've waited patiently for Apple to give you a new model to love, but now there's reason to rejoice: The Apple Let's Talk iPhone event scheduled for October 4 is almost here. In a mere few days, the product will likely be unveiled, along with other surprises expected from Apple.
The invitation from Apple was simple. Let's talk iPhone, it said.
And baby, are millions around the world ready for that, because they know what that means, as the iPhone 5 the latest version of Apple's global-bestselling smartphone has been arguably the most highly-anticipated consumer product ever launched.
And it isn't even launched yet.
Nobody outside of Apple or the company's highly-protected supply chain has apparently seen it, regardless of what they might have you believe. Rumors have flared for months and speculation of what specs and feature it might have have resounded -- but soon, finally, we'll know.
CEO Tim Cook will preside, in his first big event since being named CEO after Steve Jobs retired. But while the event may seem strange on the one hand without Jobs on hand, the iPhone is among his signature products, so the imprint of the company co-founder and longtime CEO will be all over it.
The invitation to the October 4 event on the company's Cupertino, Ca. campus was simple displayed in four icons, titled simply, Let's talk iPhone. The four iOS icons show or signify the date, time and location of the event venue on Highway 280 displayed via an Apple map icon.
Pipar Jafray anlayst Gene Munster, who covers Apple, said the let's talk tag line is a less-than-subtle hint that Apple is planning to deliver voice-recognition advances the company has been working on, according to Fortune, since it acquired Siri almost 18 months ago.
In a note to clients this week, Munster wrote that Apple has in the past used cryptic hints in invitations as to what it might announce at events.
The phrase on this year's invite, 'Let's talk iPhone may be a simple play on words, but may also refer to new speech-based features for the iPhone, Munster wrote.
Also, one of the icons was Apple's phone icon, with the red number one. Some suspect the red number one signals that Apple won't be unveiling two phones at the event, as some have suspected, but one. If that's the case, it will either be an iPhone 4 with expanded capability including the voice-recognition advances, or an all-new iPhone 5.
Others, however, think Apple may unveil a couple of new iPhones, and that the red number one simply means one person is invited. But that's part of the allure that Apple has created, making the unveiling event perhaps the hottest tech event in the world.
The iPhone 5 has been one of the most anticipated consumer products ever. Apple's iPhone, launched in 2007, is the world's most popular smartphone. Google's Android is the world's most popular operating system, but Android is used in many different phones, and there's not one that sells more than Apple's iPhone.
Apple has sold more than 110 million iPhones around the world since it launched the product. Apple is expected to add Sprint as a U.S. sales partner with its new model.
According to the latest from the busy Apple iPhone 5 rumor mill, the new product will include a massive 1GB of RAM and a voice-control system known as the Assistant, according to a report TUAW. The tech news site quoted an unnamed source for the information, but cited the source as credible.
According to the report, Apple's new iPhone will come with the A5 chip, 1GB of internal memory, and an 8-megapixel camera.
Many observers also believe a larger screen is coming for the iPhone 5 -- likely 4 inches, an increase from the current 3.5-inch screen size of the iPhone 4.