Apple have confirmed today that they will be holding an iPhone conference on the 4th of October at their Cupertino campus. It will be Tim Cook’s first announcement as CEO of Apple and everyone will be keen to see whether he has the stage presence required to deliver such a large announcement.
Rumours are the next 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 upgraded to 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.
The biggest selling point is understood to be a voice activated feature called Assistant. The “Let’s talk iPhone” tagline on the invitation could be deciphered as a subtle hint at Assistant.