It has become an annual event since 2007 with thousands of hours spent trying to guess what the next Apple iPhone will look like
. With the size of the display expected to jump from 3.5 inches to 4 inches, and a thinner build with a two-tone backcover, this is the first time since the introduction of the Apple iPhone 3GS
that a prototype model wasn't left in a bar
. This year, our clues to the design of the new Apple iPhone 5
didn't come from the beer-soaked floor of a watering hole and instead came from mockup models used by case manufacturers
to see how snug their rubber bumpers are fitting on the new model.
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If the mockups are correct, what we will see inside on Wednesday is a taller, thinner Apple iPhone with a 4 inch screen and a metal, two-tone backcover
. The pin dock-connector will be smaller and the earphone jack is now on the bottom. We should see LTE connectivity, which may be greeted with a lawsuit from Samsung
, and possibly support for NFC.
Meanwhile, you can see Apple's colors going up on the front of the building, reminding everyone that it is almost that time of the year for the introduction of the new iPhone.