Apple is about to unveil the next iPhone. Press invitations to Wednesday's announcement have gone out, and soon all the rumors will be put to rest. The invitation itself seems to confirm once and for all at least one fact: the name of the phone. The number 12--for the Sept. 12 date of the announcement--casts a shadow in the shape of a five, and the invitation teases, "It's almost here". What else could "it" be but Apple's new flagship product, the iPhone 5?
Unlike in years past when we waited for a new iPhone, leaks this year have been both abundant and remarkably consistent. In past years, numerous "iPhones" surfaced on the Internet but few of the photos matched up. This year, all the leaked photos show the same design and components. Still, Apple has confirmed nothing. So for at least a few more days, all we can do is guess how everything will shake out. Here's what we predict.
From the start, we heard rumors that the iPhone 5 would have a smaller dock connector. Photos popped up, then parts, then accessories. At this point, we can probably consider it truth. The exact number of pins remains unclear, but we've heard between eight and nine.
Probability: This is as good as real. There have been several leaks and pictures on this one, and they all come from multiple sources with their own set of independent Apple insiders.
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