New Apple iPhone expected next week

(Johnny Crawford, jcrawford@ajc.com)

(Johnny Crawford, jcrawford@ajc.com)

Looks like the new iPhone will make its debut next week.

Apple has invited the media to a Sept. 12 event with the notice “It’s almost here” and the big number 12, various media are reporting, including The Associated Press.

The event, which will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time, will be held in San Francisco.

The Wall Street Journal reported last Friday that one of the new features will be a slimmer screen that integrates the touch screen with the LCD, thus eliminating the need for a separate touch screen layer.

According to CNET.com, the announcement about next week’s likely iPhone unveiling may confirm another recent rumor, which is that Apple will hold a separate event next month to debut a smaller version of the iPad.

Apple has been busy. While it preps for the new iPhone unveiling, it’s trying to cripple its biggest competitor, Samsung, by demanding that a federal court ban a ton of its phones and tablets from the U.S. market after Samsung lost a patent infringement lawsuit filed by the iPhone and iPad maker.

What would you want to see in the next iPhone?

63 comments Add your comment

Anthony

September 4th, 2012
1:34 pm

Great! I cant WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anthony

September 4th, 2012
1:34 pm

Great! I cant WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Apple Fan!!!!

Artie

September 4th, 2012
1:35 pm

iPhone = GARBAGE

Taylor

September 4th, 2012
1:41 pm

My 3Gs meets all my needs….glad I’m not so immature to get giddy over a stupid phone

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Lew

September 4th, 2012
1:48 pm

My iphone 3gs is 3 years old and dying—Im read for a new phone and iphone5 (or whatever they call it) is coming out at the the perfect time.

Paul From Milton

September 4th, 2012
1:51 pm

Hey phone geeks, spare us your Apple = garbage comments. Those of us with lives don’t give a flip what you think nor do we care to hear you pathetically try to convince us how cool you are. Go get outside and find something in your life more meaningful than your compter screen.

Paul's Friend From Milton

September 4th, 2012
1:53 pm

lol – Paul is a loser. Bashing people for being on a computer as he posts from his computer. I’m so glad the world is full of negative pricks like Paul.

kplod

September 4th, 2012
1:54 pm

so can someone tell me what there is to get excited about? How much different will the iphone 5 be from the 4S, other than being thinner with 4G? Will it still have the same boring grid layout since 07?

moops

September 4th, 2012
2:13 pm

kplod – nothing is for certain, until they announce it the 12th. Highly likely though, based on rumors, to have 4″ screen, thinner, 4G LTE, and very similar design to the 4/4S now. Might be more hardware-wise that I missed, but those are the main differences. I’m sure there will be something else added at the announcement, that hasn’t been “rumored”

They’ve already shown previews of the new OS version. Lots of new features, but by and large the same look/feel as it has had for some time now.

vladimir sonovabitch

September 4th, 2012
2:20 pm

Meh… I’ll keep waiting for the Motorola Razr HD. MOTO is having a press release event tomorrow, so we’ll find out soon enough what it’s about.

who cares!`

September 4th, 2012
2:25 pm

No one cares about what phone you have!

blkHemi

September 4th, 2012
2:30 pm

whoopeedoo. It will finally get 4g, gets a stretched screen, same width, just longer, looks funny. Same basic grid, anything Google will be stripped out and any app for it will be a pain cuz that’s how apple wants it. Oh, new cable connector, so forget about all your old iWhatevers things working with it. HAHA, apple’s got you by they buds :P

People who Hate Paul from Milton

September 4th, 2012
2:31 pm

Hey Paul, go outside and get a life you schmuck !

NullOp

September 4th, 2012
2:32 pm

It’s a phone for God’s sake! OK, OK….it’s also a crappy little computer. What we should worry about is the cell companies funneling everyone into a smart phone with a $$$ price tag on it. I looked at the “Free” phones on my carrier the other day and there was one (1). The rest were refurbed smart phones with the required data plan. If your ISP is also your cell service provider your data usage should come out of the ISP allotment. The way it is, you’re being tagged twice if your ISP & cell provider are the same.

Apple rocks

September 4th, 2012
2:35 pm

Good stuff, love my iPhone 4s. Will be jumping onboard when my current contract is up.

Let's Grow Up

September 4th, 2012
2:36 pm

Really folks? It is worth pulling out the big guns of name calling to bully people about excitement over a phone? If iPhone was not coming out with a new phone, you would be complaining about that, and if there were not competition, it would not be the American way. Please, please, please let us discuss important issues, with an open mind and not reduce our intelligence by calling people names and deingrating the product. We are all entitled to an opinion, we just don’t always have to speak itl

yeahsure

September 4th, 2012
2:43 pm

So far the feature list is:
longer screen, new connector, possibly 4g, thinner screen which allows for thinner phone. slightly faster processor. Am i missing something? I’m not even being sarcastic right now someone please tell me where the innovation is.

As a consumer, i love competition. I am looking forward to Windows Phone 8 to bring something new to the table. Apple has done absolutely nothing outside of a courtroom for the entire year.

ljs

September 4th, 2012
2:43 pm

You may not be to “immature” to buy it but apparantly you are “immature” enough to wirte a post! hahahaha,,…..

jw

September 4th, 2012
2:46 pm

Funny to read how we get into a dither about stuff. This is newsworthy when 10 to 15 million units will sell before the end of this quarter. If it’s a non-event and if Apple is the scourge of the world, how did they go from near extinction into THE technology center of the universe?

Got a feeling several of the negative posts are just posting for the sake of being devil’s advocates.

Good to see the new product coming – sorry the world doesn’t revolve around Microsoft and IBM anymore – plus, I can’t wait for the announcement about the smaller iPad – that should be fun!

Go Apple!

Paul's Mom

September 4th, 2012
2:55 pm

Paul, stop playing on the internet, get out of the basement, and mow the lawn.
Rent ain’t free!

Big Al

September 4th, 2012
3:01 pm

Most people only use about 20% of the iPhones’ features, yet they are paying for 100% of them. The contracts are are a ripoff. There are better alternatives to the iPhone.

yeahsure

September 4th, 2012
3:16 pm

jw,
You criticize people that question Apple, yet don’t even realize that without these criticisms, there is no Apple. We would still be in a world dominated by MS. Windows was awesome but there was still room for improvement which allowed competitors to jump in. Apple is becoming worse than MS ever was in their corporate strategies. People are starting to see it. I hope Apple doesn’t continue down that path.

Blasting Paul

September 4th, 2012
3:16 pm

Paul also needs to learn how to spell. Maybe he needs an upgrade that has spell check … compter, really Paul you need to get a life and learn how to spell.

creative

September 4th, 2012
3:21 pm

Paul from Milton's Ex-Wife

September 4th, 2012
3:23 pm

It’s true ya’ll Paul is a complete D-Bag and he’s really from Roswell.

Paul's Dog

September 4th, 2012
3:25 pm

He’s not my best friend!

kplod

September 4th, 2012
3:28 pm

Big Al: so true! I know so many people who get an iPhone and expensive data plan JUST so they can send emojis, or think that only iPhones can take screenshots lol

FoolforaNokia

September 4th, 2012
3:32 pm

I still like my Nokia from 2001

2Infiniti

September 4th, 2012
3:33 pm

Love my new Samsung S3!!!!! It makes my iPhone 4 look like an 8-track player. Seriously, Android devices have come such a long way. No longer a fan of Apple stuff. Android devices do the same thing for 1/2 the price.

Robert

September 4th, 2012
3:44 pm

Who the hell cares about another “electronic gadget” with little or no benefits. I am sick and tired of grown folks playing with toys and acting like their children. For example I hate to see men and women talking and texting all the time. People who exhibit this behavior are usually lonely, insecure or have a hidden disability (ADHD). What these techno idiots need to do is go outside and play and get some excercise. Ladies, let this be a warning. If you see a man who is constantly talking and texting and acting like a woman he is probally gay or on the down-low. Beware.

Angela

September 4th, 2012
3:52 pm

Samsung all the way!!! Screw apple! Try to mess with the foreign guy, instead should try to mess with google where the hardware for Samsung phones come from! Steve Job took idea from Microsoft so he should have understood how it was to take an idea from a different company and make it better, which Samsung did with Apple. I hope Samsung screws Apple in the end!!!

blkHemi

September 4th, 2012
4:02 pm

robert

Where on god’s green earth did you find these facts? They sound 100% made up. For you to sit back and MAKE UP such crap makes you the “down-low” candidate!

Robert's conservative friend

September 4th, 2012
4:07 pm

Robert,

ADHD is NOT a disability. It’s just another excuse that Liberals came up with in order to lay blame towards someone or somewhere besides themselves.

Tom

September 4th, 2012
4:14 pm

I’m on my second iPhone. I have loved them. However, my friend just got a HTC Android, and it blows the iPhone away. AND, it doesn’t cost $100 for a new battery when it dies. I just I’ll never get another Windows phone..made that horrible mistake between iPhones..that one only lasted a month. HUGE P.O.S.!!!

JC

September 4th, 2012
4:16 pm

My 4s is not a year old yet but i’m will to upgrade..one question……. will siri work better on this one?

JC

September 4th, 2012
4:17 pm

Enter your comments here

Rupert

September 4th, 2012
4:30 pm

When I first downloaded Apple software to my computer 7 or 8 years ago and it hijacked all my other preferred settings, I realized this was not a company I wanted anything to do with… I’ve been a non-Apple person ever since. It’s amazing to me how many people are too ignorant to understand or see the control this company has over their lives. It’s not that I feel they offer a poor product, far from it, however when a company becomes so “powerful” that it can and does steal personal information, they should be avoided. Good luck to those of you who own any Apple product and wish to maintain your privacy.

GAtor

September 4th, 2012
4:42 pm

I love how people (on both sides) feel the need to bash a product while touting how awesome their product is. Your’re all a slave to the man…myself included b/c I will be buying it as soon as it’s available.

Fred

September 4th, 2012
4:44 pm

Comments, comments, comments.

TY

September 4th, 2012
4:49 pm

Hope the consummer has a choice of smartphones in the future because Apple is fighting hard to take it away.

Bart Scott

September 4th, 2012
4:54 pm

Can’t wait!!!!

Sarah

September 4th, 2012
5:08 pm

The iPhone is trash!

AtlJack

September 4th, 2012
5:14 pm

Note to Iphone critics: Apple is the wealthiest corporation in the history of planet Earth.

Don’t you think they got there by creating good products?

Whatever phone you have it is most likely a “smartphone” Apple created the “smartphone” with the first Iphone.

Samsung? They COPIED the Iphone. That’s against the law. I would think that American’s might support an American company against foreign companies who steal.

But little minds can only think in small ways.

Keep whining while the rest of us enjoy Siri and the amazing Iphone.

TY

September 4th, 2012
5:27 pm

There were smartphones before the iphone which Apple copied also. Apple is an American company in name only. Its product are made in China and it hides its profits over seas in order not to pay taxes in America.

I Love Paul

September 4th, 2012
5:28 pm

Paul, I love you!

Chuck Norris

September 4th, 2012
5:28 pm

I love Paul too! He is a manly man

jesus jobs

September 4th, 2012
5:36 pm

looking from my cloud down at all you suckers who think the world revolves around social media and a smart phone and app…..

or, is it looking up from the big firewall that I’m trapped behind…. make me sweat inside my idiot black… turtleneck…

chappy

September 4th, 2012
6:02 pm

apple doesn’t hide any more money than any other multi=national firm. The laws of the US are what they are. Don’t like the laws change them, don’t blame people for taking advantage of them. You do when you do your taxes. What person writes a bigger check than necessary?

No android compares to apple’s products. I’m a developer I work with both and many models. If you aren’t sold yet, try an apple first.

Use the tools, don’t be a tool, folks. What is the average IQ in atlanta? Maybe its just 5th graders who post here?

Boris Badnoff

September 4th, 2012
6:39 pm

The only reason I have a cell phone is so if I am held up the bandit won’t get mad. But I guess I’ll have to get a pacifier to play with standing in line to get my drivers license renewed. Do these produce phones work with T Mobile? If so how much more moola would I have to provide to connect to the internet using 4G?