It’s all systems go over at Apple HQ, as the Cupertino tech giants gear up for the launch of the iPhone 5, decking out their old haunt the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in long bands of colour.
Those decorations may give a hint as to what to expect from the new iPhone too. Each appears to be a vertically stretched Apple homescreen app icon, with iTunes and Game Center icons pulled out and extended.
Could this be a hint towards a new, longer iPhone screen? One of the most persistent iPhone 5 rumours has been that the smartphone will feature a 16:9 display, a longer ratio compared to that of previous models. Could the stretched icons be hinting that a longer display is indeed on the cards?
We’ll know for sure come Wednesday. Apple are hosting a top secret launch event that day for what is presumed to be the iPhone 5, with proceedings kicking off at 6pm UK time. We’ll bring you all the news on the night, so get set for one of the most anticipated tech launches of the year.
By Gerald Lynch | September 10th, 2012