Apple has invited reporters to a news conference in San Francisco and has hinted at an iPhone launch via the image on the invite.
The invitation shows a large number 12, indicating the date of the launch, but the shadow cast by the number shows a number 5. There is widespread speculation indicating that ‘5' could stand for version 5 of the Apple iPhone.
The upcoming device has been steadily building hype among the internet community of bloggers and fans, who all tout it to be a Samsung S3 killer. With leaked device pictures and scale models, most fans have been given a peek into what the iPhone looks like. If rumour is to be believed then the new iPhone will have a 4-inch screen, metal back and 9-pin dock connector.
Based on Apple's modus operandi of yesteryears, consumers should be able to get their hands on the device in about two weeks from the launch date. There are also reports that indicate Apple may be coming out with a smaller version of the iPad in order to capture markets that the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 target.
With the disappointment that many fans felt with the release of the iPhone 4S, you can be sure everyone is waiting with bated breath for a major improvement in the upcoming iPhone.