Apple has started to send out invites for an announcement on 4 October and, judging by the familiar app icons in the email artwork, accompanied with the tagline "Let's talk iPhone", the event will be all about unveiling the next Apple handset. Apple iPhone event The invites confirm widespread rumours that the early October …
Has The Reg been invited then?
Aren't you the funny one.
Just a thought.....
Maybe, just maybe, if you post zero Apple stories for a full, and I mean full, month you maychance get your invites back.
Just a thought :-)
Thanks. Recognition of my comedy talents is all I live for.
RE "Just a thought"
"if you post zero Apple stories for a full, and I mean full, month you maychance get your invites back."
Nothing short of several years of brown-nosing of the sort you can see virtually daily at, for example, the Graun's tech site would have any effect. El Reg is on Cupertino's shit list - you can judge a web-site by their enemies. In common with very many examples of BigCorp Apple is totally anal about being in any way, large or small, dissed.
...want to know.
So... have you?
let the rumour mill crank up into full swing for the iphone 6 now..
Hmmm...my Give-A-Stuff-O-Meter is still registering zero
Enough to post a comment telling us all though. Methinks the lady doth protest too much....
Have i read this right, they're announcing that they're going to make an announcement?
No, you've read an announcement of an announcement that they'll be making an announcement...
More to the point
Are Samsung invited?
5, not 4s
It can't be the "4S". The only reason an S model was ever released (3GS) was because the 3 in the title had nothing to do with it being the third iPhone. In that example, the successor to the 3G could never have been called the iPhone 4, as it wasn't the fourth.
Still, it's Apple, and they can do whatever they like I suppose..
There will be disappointment
Such is the maniacal fervour that has been instilled in the faithful, and the wild flights of fancy entertained by the physics-illiterate tech media, I think there can only be a deep (but never to be told) disappointment after the launch when:
The "MindBoard" thought-control function chooses only the filthiest thoughts of the user (but that's just like the regular iPhone keyboard, I guess)
The revolutionary "AirCase" amorphous mist construction makes device impossible to pick up.
The improved "TimeWarp" clock compensation system only bends time and space in a radius of 10 km as a correction when it screws up your wake-up alarm. again.
The quantum battery is not only not user replaceable, but cannot be accurately located within the enclosure, which is just as well, because it's impossible to add a second one.
Apple's magical "RealLife" projected holographic immersive 3D chat system requires other party to not just be on WiFi, but also be in line-of-sight of caller, and in audible range (but at least it works when the phone's off)
The "TruthHound" built-in polygraph doesn't work with within the 95014 ZIP-code.
People still don't talk to you.
I'd guess the (1) on the phone icon means one phone being announced rather than 2 as speculated
Magical & Revolutionary Cartography
Does the inclusion of a map icon hint that Google Map's integration is on the way out?
I think that's indicating the meeting location nothing more, as the other icons are time and date.
Date, Time, Place, Subject.
the map icon is to show you that the event is at 1 Infinite Loop. They're being a bit literal with this one
Maybe there'll another event a couple of weeks later
to celebrate 10 years of the iPod
Does this mean the clock icon will finally show the righ friggin time?
Play on words...
...that missed the comma from "Let's talk, iPhone" due to the voice recognition crap it's going to spew
See you next Tuesday Apple!
I find myself wanting one despite hating apple and not knowing what it does better than the last one.
Still My 3GS is sickly and needs replacing but isn't very old so what’s the quality going to be like.
I don’t want one but I do! How have they done this to me again!
I hate myself...
@ Alistair MacRae
I'm in exactly the same position.
My 3GS is battered and bruised but still functional.
I could have replaced it a long time ago with an iPhone4 or any number of Android equivalents, but I haven't.
Does this tell me all I need to know, that despite not really liking Apple I will end up with a new iPhone?
I've just bought an iPhone 4
Yes, I know I should have waited... but I needed to replace my iPhone 3GS, and Carphone Warehouse have them going very cheap.
I'm gambling that the new announcement will be an incremental improvement, rather than a massive quantum leap in technology.
If I am wrong, I will cry in my beer.....
... mine's the coat with the iPhone 4 bulge in the pocket...
They will probably have them cheaper after Tuesday...
Never mind, have a beer!
Invite is a verb, not a noun.
Sure, you're right... but seriously, w/e, context was unambiguous.
But there, there, I understand.. you're getting upset the way I do when people don't use metric :P
I'm setting the alarm on my iPhone for 9am as we speak...
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