With less than 2 hours to go before Apple’s iPhone 5S event we are now feeling a little anxious because what if Apple does not announce what we have been expecting? We already presume we will see the iPhone 5S at today’s event, but it is still the iPhone 5C that we are uncertain of, although it is too late in the day for the media to still be getting this wrong.
The Apple event start time is at 10am Pacific Time, but we have world times for you here, saving you the trouble of trying to work out the time difference. So before the Apple keynote September 2013 kicks off we thought we would offer you some last minute predictions.
Like we mentioned above the 7th generation iPhone is expected to be the iPhone 5S and will look very similar in design to the current model. However, there could be a few subtle changes because the home button is almost certain to have a fingerprint scanner built in and there could also be a dual LED flash.
The processor is expected to be improved on, but do not expect any more megapixels from the camera because we know Apple is more concerned with the quality of the sensor rather than increasing megapixels.
As for the iPhone 5C, this will be the low-cost iPhone that has been rumored for years, and only now is expected to finally get its release. Most of the hardware should be the same as the iPhone 5, but the exterior uses a more cost effect design to help reduce costs.
What we do know for certain is that Apple will showcase more iOS 7 features, and we also expect the Gold Master release to go live today. Because Apple will be holding the event in a smaller location we do not believe there will be any other product releases, although we could be wrong.
The iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 is expected to be shown at an event next month, and so are the MacBook Pro 2013 and iMac with Haswell, along with the Mac Pro and Mac OS X Mavericks.
There should be a live video stream of the Apple event on Apple TV, but this has yet to show up in out menu. Having said that, there are still other ways in which you can follow the event live, you just won’t have any video footage.