Depending on how closely you follow the Apple rumor mill, you likely already knew this was coming, but now it's official. Apple will be holding a media event at their Cupertino campus on October 4th at 10:00 AM Pacific time. The invitation itself is also incredibly elegant, and manages to convey everything you need to know in four iOS icons:

Details other than that are non-existent, although it seems safe to assume we'll see some kind of new hardware, whether that's a spec-bumped "iPhone 4S" or a newly designed iPhone 5. iOS 5 and iCloud also likely will launch either at or near the event as well.

Let the speculation begin, you've only got a week left to do it before Apple pulls the curtain!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gonzalo.oxenford Gonzalo Oxenford

    iOS will TALK to you.

  • backtothis

    About time! Here we go.

  • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

    GIMME GIMME NOW!  I CAN HAZ NEW IPHONE YET?

  • http://twitter.com/spblat Will Irace

    For sure:
    Faster A5 processor
    Better camera

    Maybe:
    All new form factor
    Wicked new "Assistant" speech interface
    NFC chip for wireless payments
    More RAM (1GB?)
    More capacity (64GB?)
    Wolfram Alpha?!

    It's going to take at least one "maybe" for me to upgrade. Here's more on the latest rumors: http://9to5mac.com/2011/09/26/the-new-iphone/

  • Anonymous

    Holographic iCade

  • Capone

    Of course Apple has learned from Nintendo and will only announce one thing: a circle pad & button add on. ;-) *lol*

  • PhilipW

    I think the next iPhone needs to be able to support 3D in order to to remain competitive for a whole year with a couple that spring to mind already available to purchase.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Except that in the mass market consumer electronics 3D has been completely disregarded as a gimmick...? You think that's going to radically shift over the course of a year?

      • Steve

        I enjoy 3D content. I have a 3D TV, a 3D Camera and I bought a PS3, in part, to play 3D games. I will buy a 3DS when Nintendo releases Mario later this year.

        The reason 3D is faltering is because Hollywood and manufactures are marking up their margins on 3D content/tech to boost their profits. Inflating prices in a double recession doesn't attract new customers.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Buckingham/518019273 Will Buckingham

        Or it could be because the initial investment to watch 3D is incredibly expensive on top of the fact that it gives a lot of people headaches very quickly and some people can't even see it due to retinal conditions.  It's a recipe for adoption disaster and the studios and theaters are charging a ton to milk as much cash as possible before it dies completely.

      • bones boy

        EXACTLY what he said. Wish I said it.

      • Relytgninroht

        I have to agree that 3D tech isn't very viable right now, but it's more due to the fact that it's a relatively new tech (the non-cyan&red 3D), and that in most cases it doesn't add anything to the experience. Plus, you're required to wear those dinky glasses unless it's glasses-less 3D, which has plenty of kinks that still need to be worked out. Saying it isn't viable because some people have messed up eyes is like saying that touch screens aren't viable because some people have messed up hands or none at all. Eye doctors widely use 3D technology in order to test vision, and according to some eye doctors, headaches as a result of 3D indicate a vision problem. Personally, I don't care to see a 3D iPhone anytime soon, because it would have a very selective viewing angle, finger prints and 3D don't mix, and you're hands/fingers would get in the way of the screen.

  • Ninjackid

    Does this mean they'll announce the 5th gen iPod touch?! :D

    • Anonymous

      I REALLY hope so!  :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/DaverJ David Whittle

        +1... isn't it time for at least a minor iPod Touch update?

      • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

        Yup. At about this time every single year.

    • Anonymous

      I really hope so. I have a 2nd gen and I'm missing all on those 3rd-4th gen epic titles.