A QUICK SEARCH on Apple's website has revealed that the firm's next generation smartphone will be called the Iphone 5, despite speculation that it would be named 'the new Iphone'.
First spotted by 9to5Mac, searching for the words 'Iphone 5' on Apple's website will bring up a link to a press release for the device set to go live on 12 September. This appears alongside a not yet live 'Iphone 5 tips' webpage, which apparently will appear following tonight's announcement.
This all but confirms that Apple won't go down the route that it did with its latest Ipad tablet, which it called 'the new Ipad'. This was widely expected given the firm's not very cryptic invitation, which featured a number 12 displaying a drop shadow of the number five.
Set to be announced in just a few hours, the Iphone 5 will in fact be the sixth generation smartphone from the company. Speculation suggests it will feature a 4in Retina display, a faster processor, Apple's IOS 6 mobile operating system, an improved camera, a smaller dock connector and NFC support for mobile payments.
All will be revealed at 6pm UK time.
Further snooping around the Apple website has also confirmed the existence of an LTE Iphone, an Ipod Touch with Retina display, a new Ipod Nano and Itunes 11. Looks like we're in for a busy evening. µ