Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

Summary: It's official. Apple has has invited the media to an event on its Cupertino campus on October 4 at 10am PT. The invitation includes four iOS app icons and a tagline that reads "Let's talk iPhone."

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Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event - by Jason O'Grady

Apple has sent out invitations to select members of the media for an event being hosted on its Cupertino campus on October 4 at 10:00 a.m. PT. The event, which leaked last week, is slated to focus on the iPhone as evidenced by a subtle tagline on the invitation that reads "Let's talk iPhone."

Apple is expected to announce iOS 5, and as many as two new iPhone handsets making the rounds as the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. In addition to the newly-minted iOS 5, Apple is also expected to take the wraps off its iCloud service which has been in testing with developers alongside iOS 5 for months.

Recent rumors suggest that Facebook may present its long-awaited iPad-native app and an overhauled iPhone app at the event, but the rumors iOS-level FB integration should be taken with a grain of salt.

What else can we deduce from the invite?

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Topic: Apple

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  • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

    Facebook integration with iOS is not a strong selling point for me. Sure there are those that live and die by Facebook, but they have too much time on their hands. I want a phone to make calls with, and could care less about twitter and Facebook.
    Rick_Kl
    • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

      @Rick_Kl I think that if you want a phone to just make calls you shouldn't care about the iPhone at all :-)
      belli_bettens@...
      • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

        @belli_bettens@... That's a fair comment, but most phones these days are smartphones in one form or another. Most play music as well. I like the iPhone and iPad ecosystem and I like the app store.
        marcandsebe
    • Don't you mean...

      @Rick_Kl "Couldn't" care less? Or, do you care a little bit?
      godsfault
  • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

    If anyone need a quick refresher, here is some "new" features from iOS 5:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-e0getf4M
    Samic
    • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

      @Samic - I find it amazing the "Anti-Apples" have so little to do with their lives that they simply troll any website with an article about Apple on it.
      kmsimpson
      • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

        @kmsimpson Totally agree with you. How the can anyone say that iOS5 is an Adroid ripoff, when Apple started this typ of smartphone genre. All the others have copied the Apple ion based system. The more they slag Apple off, the more it puts me off Android phones and tablets.
        marcandsebe
    • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

      @Samic In the UK, you can go into an Apple Store and play around with any of their iMac's, MacBook's, iPad's, iPhone's, iPod's etc without any questions asked and no pressure to buy. They sell because they are very good products. You only have to look at HP's tablet that was for sale in Bentals in Kingston. It was behind glass and not available to play around with. When I asked, the rep get it out, all he said was how great it was and did I want to buy one. I declined and thank the lord I did. They almost gave them away in the end. The same goes for Android, you just can't play around with them, unless you go to Tesco's for the Galaxy Tab. Thumbs down for that one.
      marcandsebe
    • Re: "...when Apple started this typ of smartphone genre."

      @marcandsebe You are right. Apple was the first to start "this type of smartphone genre"--no one else had done it before.

      That is, the genre of copying Android.
      ldo17
  • Will This Be The Long-Hoped-For Android Killer?

    Apple will need to pull something <B>really</B> ground-breaking out of its a^H^Hhat if it's going to knock the steam out of Android. Is the company capable of such radical innovation? Past history suggests it wants to play a more defensive, rather than offensive, game.
    ldo17
    • RE: Apple invites media to 'talk iPhone' at Oct. 4 event

      @ldo17 Money and numbers talk... Apple is leader, not a single Android phone outsells the iPhone 4...
      Hasam1991
  • Let's talk Apple... VoIP?

    Looping into FaceTime & 4G?
    mattmuir
  • If you add one little comma ...

    "Let's talk iPhone" becomes "Let's talk, iPhone" ... a subtle reference to the rumored new voice recognition "Assistant" for iPhone.

    That's just the sort of big surprise ("Oh, did we forget to mention it has system-wide voice recognition and text-to-speech built in now?") that Apple historically loves to unveil.
    jscott69