Earlier this week, we confirmed speculation that Apple will roll out its latest iPhone on September 21, a mere four weeks away. An iPhone debut is always an event, but things should be particularly interesting this time around.
The market wasn't exactly blown away by Apple's iPhone 4S announcement yesterday: Shares of Apple bucked the trend on a day when the general market rallied. Where were the special features already beginning to appear on Android smartphones? And where was the salesmanship of former CEO Steve Jobs, sorely lacking in Tim Cook?
If the growing buzz by smartphone manufacturers and tech bloggers is to be believed, we're now just a few weeks away from the iPhone 5. Apple has been fairly quiet, but that's typical of this secretive company. Using history and the rumor mill as our guide, we can begin to arrive at some fairly likely conclusions. Let's go over five of them.
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