iPhone 5 announcement next week?

Apple press invitation to event September 12 in San Francisco teases "It's almost here," with "5" imagery.

The next iPhone may be unveiled next week. GameSpot sister site CNET received an invitation today for an Apple event next Wednesday, September 12, during which it is believed the company will announce the iPhone 5.

Or will it be called the "new iPhone"?

The invitation includes the phrase "It's almost here," with a shadowy "5" clearly visible. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. PDT at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. Apple has used that venue before, most recently to announce the new iPad in March.

If the iPhone 5 is announced next week, it may go on sale shortly thereafter. Verizon is reportedly preventing its employees from taking vacation between September 21 and September 30, suggesting that there will be a significant event, like a major product launch, during that span requiring all hands on deck.

Apple has introduced one new version of the iPhone every year since the product first launched in 2007. The current iteration, the iPhone 4S, launched in October of 2011.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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coudonc
coudonc

Lol, so funny to read American little boys bashing American companies and cars at the expense of asian cars and Co......now, don't ask yourselves why America ( USA ) is going down the slope. By the way, Apple's vision of business, is American way of doing business!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm keeping an eye on it only because my Droid Incredible ended up becoming a piece of garbage after the Gingerbread update. So I'm willing to jump sides if the iPhone 5 offers what I want out of a smartphone.

toddx77
toddx77

Why doesn't gamespot report on other types of phones?  Last year I don't remember any article on the Samsung Galaxy note or the Samsung Galaxy note 2 that was just announced and the galaxy note is way more revolutionary than any iphone.

LandauTST
LandauTST

Screw Apple and it's flock of sheeple. Wish there was a way to filter Apple out from the rest of all my tech/gaming news feeds...

theKSMM
theKSMM

Not a gaming-related comment, but it does amuse me that there are people who seem to have built full-time jobs just speculating about what the next iPhone will offer.  I wonder what they do in the weeks after the device is released?  Do they have withdrawal symptoms?

gamerlano
gamerlano

yes i agree no upgrade until next 2 year because my 4s still a wonderfull gadget!!!...may be ipad MINI

cm018b2391
cm018b2391

hmm... no upgrade due for another 8 months for me,............

nanosphere
nanosphere

New iPhone naming scheme:

 

iPhone Red and Blue

iPhone Gold and Silver

iPhone Crystal

iPhone Ruby and Sapphire...

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I am hoping that Apple also announces the release date of the iPad Mini. Soon I will be getting a New iPad, but I really want an iPad Mini instead.

Soo Apple PLEASE announce the release date of the iPad Mini, and I am hoping that it releases very soon like this month or next.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

The shadowed "5" is probably a deceptive marketing ploy by Apple to make people believe the new iPhone will be called "iPhone 5."

 

I'm guessing that Apple will "surprise" everyone by announcing 5 new products. The will consist of the new iPhone, new iPods and possibly the announcement for an iPad Mini.

 

If the 5 things are not devices, then it might refer to 5 features of the new iPhone. Such as LTE, Bigger Screen, new Processor, in-cell technology, and upgraded camera.

 

It seems wrong for Apple to call the iPad 3 the "new iPad" and then go and call the 6th generation iPhone the "iPhone 5."

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

iphone meh. when i up grade from my windows phone 7 i will either move to windows phone 8 or get an andriod phone because Apple with its locked down iphone sucks.

Zonno
Zonno

An iPhone 5? Now already? Wasn't the original released in 2007? Can't really tell whether that's milking or actually improving.

Anyway, It's fine as long as Apple invests a bit more in long-term batteries and cuts the price tag a bit.

westsiderz28
westsiderz28

couldnt live without my iphone 4 now it really has changed the way i do things from day to day iv had it for 2 yrs and cant even remember what i used to do before it

i can do almost everything i used to do on my pc but now on the move and its only going to get better and faster

im looking forward to what the iphone 5 has to offer..  bigger screens? more storage space?

i see our handsets replacing the family computer/pc in the future

i know one thing i do need is more storage space i thought 16gb was more than i would ever need for a phone but it defo fills up quick

mtnjak
mtnjak

What is an iPhone?

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

*Look at article*

 

* Look at logo*

 

"Gamespot"

 

*Go to Wikipedia*

 

"GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on certain video games"

 

Hmmmm... That's interesting.

 

Give me one f*cking reason why I should read an article announcing a new smartphone on a VIDEO GAME WEBSITE?!

Danny_KickAzz
Danny_KickAzz

Man forget Console fanboyism when it comes to smart phone's Jeez people are krazy... even I find my self to go all fan boy but at-least im not hostile like most people!

but I have to add that of all the smart phones I have used (such as Android, Iphone 4) i honestly have to take my hat off for Windows phone 7 (my Nokia Lumia 900) is probably THE BEST PHONE EVER!!!!

letario
letario

Does it really matter what phone you use? they pretty much all have the same apps. This pissing contest is pointless! What apps do you guys use on a day to day basis anyway? Facebook, Whats app or some other free messaging app, Skype, phone, maps, camera, navigation, voice command? -_- ...... When they new iPhone comes it going to be able to do the same thing as the last! same goes for Samsung and all the other new androids and windows phones. ITS A PHONE ITS USED TO COMMUNICATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheElder777
TheElder777

Wow, stop with the hating. If you like iPhone that is cool, if you like Samsung that is fine too. I don't like either, I have a $25 phone because I hate these annual phone releases (and semi-annual releases), I just can't keep up with them. I was actually thinking of getting the iPhone 5, but then I realized it is just a better idea to buy a psVita and stick with my cheap phone.

matok1
matok1

Nokia shall rise again!!!!..... Oh wait...or was it the renaissance ?."... :)

skunkpants
skunkpants

Here come the Samsung fanboys to hate on apple out of spite and jealousy. Seriously, sammies fanboys are near worse than apple fans.

damo320
damo320

 @toddx77 If the Galaxy is so revolutionary why is Samsung ordered by the courts to pay US$1 billion to Apple for features in their phone which infringe on Apple patents? I think you've been sold a load of spin.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

 @ghstbstr the rumor mill is pointing towards iPad mini being announced in October. 

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @Hvac0120 I also keep wondering why the sixth gen device would be called "5."  But who can predict what Apple's naming machine will land on?

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

 @Hvac0120

 Why is it wrong?

There was an iPad 2 then the New iPad and an iPhone 3G then iPhone 3GS then iPhone 4 then iPhone 4S, so why not call the next iPhone the iPhone 5? It seems to be the next in series.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

 @Zonno Apple.. cut price tags... LMFAO

Only price cuts you will see are going to be for iPhone 4 and 4S. new iPhone will most definitely be same price.

infernal888
infernal888

 @westsiderz28  16 gb is almost nothing ...download one biga$$ game and u get some major space gone at least 32Gb is needed ...as for me i dont like iphones "unlike the ipad "  too restricted for my taste and the screen is kinda small plus my s2 has 32gb internal + 32 SD  is about all i need although i would like getting the S3 with the chance of having a 128 gb  it  is not like im gonna use this much storage xD

deathblow3
deathblow3

 @TohouAsura last i checked this site had a section for the iphone and android because they play games. so i guess that is why.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

 @TohouAsura erm... because iPhones have an App store with lots of games on. You know, those things that this gaming site covers.

 

And no-one forced you to click on the link and read the article. You did that bit all on your own before deciding to post this pointless comment.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

 @letario Just like game consoles, people have preferences for how their phones work.

 

iOS has a huge app store and arguably the best games library (mostly because iOS gets the games first).

 

Android is customizable is more ways than most people should have the power to do. But people enjoy the freedom the system gives them to show their own personality.

 

Windows Phone has the modern ui that shows bits of information from sources chosen and customized by the handset owner. It also tries to eliminate the need for "apps" for every day options like posting to facebook and/or twitter and messaging contacts.

 

There's certainly more to each mobile OS than what I have mentioned here, but there is certainly justification for people to prefer one over the others.

deathblow3
deathblow3

 @skunkpants lol i hate fanboys almost as much as i hate the iphone pricing. for the love of god apple stop trying rape us with the price of memory. and put a memory slot on the dang phone so i can chose my own memory size and it will be hundreds cheaper. and i bet you sell even more phones that way. or keep it the same and stop charging hundreds of dollars for 50 bucks worth of memory.

toddx77
toddx77

 @damo320 because apple thinks they are better than everyone else.  Apple claims that samsung copied their design but you cant own a shape and all phones are more or less the same shape.  Also Apple wasn't the first to make computer monitors and keyboards but no one is suing them for that.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

 @ghstbstr The history is:

1. 2007 => iPhone

2. 2008 => iPhone 3G

3. 2009 => iPhone 3GS

4. 2010 => iPhone 4

5. 2011 => iPhone 4S

 

It's "wrong" to label a 6th generation device with a number 5.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @SicklySunStorm Was this an announcement of a game on the appstore? No, it was the announcement of a phone. It does not belong here.

 

And I post whatever the hell I like.

 

No one forced you to read my comment, so why YOUR pointless comment?

 

See, I can use this ridiculous excuse too.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @Liliroots No it is not, it is considered a phone with multimedia options. It is not a dedicated gaming system, and has no benefits over the dedicated ones. It is completely useless for the average gamer.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @Hinchief I can also play games on my old Nokia 6300. Where's the section for that?

Liliroots
Liliroots

 @deathblow3  @skunkpants The iPhones use more expensive materials.  Comparatively with other smartphones, iPhone 4 probably use more metal cost more to produce.  Of course 500$ is pretty crazy I agree and just for some more memory.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

 @TohouAsura iOS is one of the main reasons mobile gaming handsets (namely Nintedo 3DS and PS Vita) are having troubles getting sales comparable to pre-iPhone. It has had a legendary impact on the mobile gaming industry.

 

Every new iPhone brings the potential of bigger, better, and more complex games. 

damo320
damo320

 @TohouAsura  @Hinchief I'm going to "try" to set you straight. If you take a quick look up to the top menu bars for the Gamespot site you will see one allocated to iPhone and one for Andoid. Now really the iPhone one should say iOS as these two categories cover the two main mobile device OS which include massive numbers of mobile games.  I'm sorry you don't feel that mobile gaming warrants coverage on a gaming website - but I reckon 95% of people will disagree with your point of view.

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @TohouAsura  Actually, there used to be a section for mobile phone games.  It was around the time that Nokia was trying to sell the nGage, I think.  It faded away just like all other older platforms do.

deathblow3
deathblow3

 @Liliroots  @skunkpants no it doesnt besides the phone casing should make that big a price difference i personally would prefer it not to be glass on both side.