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Dublin: 28.07.2014 09.20AM
At 6pm (IST) Apple’s much-anticipated press event kicks off in London and San Francisco. Check back here for Siliconrepublic.com’s live tweets from the event, and join in the conversation with your thoughts on the new ... well, we’ll see!
Invites have been received and today the world’s tech press will gather to see what good tidings Apple will bring – and, hopefully, get our hands on some new goodies to report back on.
There has been much speculation on what the event will reveal, with most reckoning the launch of a new iPhone (the iPhone 5 if images of Apples search are to be believed)The rumours have been plentiful, the most reliable indicating a 4-inch display, a smaller dock connector, the iOS 6 operating system, larger external speaker grills, a headphone jack at the base, and AirPlay Direct.
So, will Apple’s new launch fall in line with the specifications rumoured to date? If it does, will the patented GooPhone i5 keep it from launching in China? What other devices will there be? A mini iPad? Apple’s new internet radio service? A new generation of iMacs with Retina display? A 4-inch iPod touch? Watch this space to find out, and join in the conversation with the hashtag #AppleSR.
Some images from the event
We have a nice seat for the event
A snippet from the new Apple store in Barcelona
And here it is, the new iPhone. The iPhone 5
The new iPod Touch, with A5 processor
Demo of Clumsy Ninja on new iPod Touch
The new iPod Touch comes in 5 different colours with matching wrist straps - for snapping images on the go