Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm.

10 Things The ‘5’ In Apple’s iPhone Event Invitation Might Be Foreshadowing

iPhone 5 invitation

Image via Ars Technica.

  1. The number of announcements at the event. Perhaps: iOS 6, new iPhone, some big new Apple iOS app, new dock connector, some hardware accessories?
  2. The number of colors the new iPhone will ship in.
  3. The number of inches in the new iPhone’s display, vs. the rumored 4-inch screen.
  4. The number of years it’s been since the first iPhone went on sale.
  5. Nothing.
  6. The number of buttons open on Craig Federighi‘s shirt during the keynote, never mind that he’s the Mac software guy, not iPhone.
  7. The number of hours I’ll inevitably wait in line for one. (Just kidding. After waiting six hours for the iPhone 4, I’ll never do that again.)
  8. The % that AAPL shares will decline because the new iPhone doesn’t have a built-in NFC chip/Mars rover/immersion blender.
  9. The number of days later Samsung integrates some element of the new iPhone’s design into the next Galaxy thing.
  10. The name of the next phone: iPhone 5. It doesn’t follow logically, but who cares? It has passed “iPhone 4S” in Google search volume. The press won’t shut up about it. And it’s a nice-looking number.

Also: The New iPhone: The 3 Features I Actually Care About