So, finally, it's the end of the speculations, with the news that Apple has officially scheduled an iPhone event at its headquarters on October 4, under the banner "Let's talk iPhone". The event will take place at Apple's home turf, its Cupertino campus in California at 10am PT.
If an email invitation is any indication, this will definitely be an iPhone-focused media event. The invitation is simply titled "Let's Talk iPhone," with an image (below) showing the iOS icons for its calendar, showing the date of Tuesday the 4th, the clock, (showing the time of the event), the Map icon showing a pin where Apple's campus is located, and the phone icon.
Apple's next iPhone will sport a dual-core A5 chip from iPad 2 with nine times faster graphics, giving the handset a leg up over the latest Android phones in the graphics department and gaming. The processor will pack in 1GB of RAM, twice as much as the iPhone 4′s A4 chip or iPad 2′s A5 processor.
Camera on the back will be an eight megapixels and will sport a backlit sensor that takes incredibly high-resolution and clear shots, even in low light conditions.
The camera app might support panorama photography. Other treats include a Qualcomm Gobi baseband chip so a single hardware SKU should address both GSM and CDMA networks.
Probably, the biggest feature is the voice activated feature called "Assistant," stemming from Apple's acquisition of Siri, a search intelligence startup.