iPhone 5 Almost Here

Apple on Tuesday (27 September) sent out invitations to members of the press for an event at its San Francisco HQ next Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 10am with the tagline “Let’s talk iPhone.” While they will not confirm the exact details of the event most feel it will be to unveil the next generation iPhone 5.

The unveiling is also expected by many to include an updated version of last year’s iPhone 4, which has become the best-selling smartphone in the world since its launch last June 2010.

Internet rumors predict the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen than the existing iPhone 4, and that it may include a near field communication chip which will enable it to be used with payment services such as Google’s Wallet service. If this is true then it will allow the iPhone to compete with Google’s Nexus S phone, released at the end of December, which contains an NFC chip, and other forthcoming phones from handset makers.

Apple’s next-generation iPhone will be on sale by the end of October and is expected to further increase its market share in the smartphone.

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