iPhone 5 launch: What to expect from Apple's new phone(Read article summary)
The debut of the iPhone 5 draws nigh. After months of speculation, here's what to look for at the Apple event tomorrow.
Unless tech journalists have completely misconstrued the signals coming from Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook will climb onto a stage in San Francisco tomorrow and unveil the long-awaited iPhone 5. And yes, smart money says the device will be called the iPhone 5, rather than the "new iPhone," or the "iPhone HD," or something like that – for proof, check out the invite to the event.
So hey, what should we expect from the iPhone 5 unveiling? Well, probably an iPhone that doesn't look so much different from the iPhones that came before. The screen may be larger – 4 inches instead of 3.5 inches, measured corner to corner – but the basic boxy shape will probably stay intact. In other words, if you were hoping for some sort of curved wonder, you may have to wait a few more years.
"We need only look at any other Apple design for evidence," Eric Zeman writes over at InformationWeek. "Once Apple sets a design and/or look that it likes, that design sticks around for a while. Look at the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and, for Pete's sake, the Mac Pro. These products' overall look has not changed in years, and neither will the iPhone's."