No One Knows What’s Coming Tomorrow at The Apple Event

Submitted by lalit on October 3, 2011 - 12:13pm.

Over the weekend there have been many leaks about the upcoming iPhone, from carrier inventory list showing both iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S to iTunes beta code showing only iPhone 4S. However, these leaks have only added to the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 confusion rather than provide any concrete information about tomorrow’s iPhone event.

The confusion was started by 9to5mac, as they first posted image of Radio Shack Inventory list showing iPhone 5 for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. And few hours after posting the Radio Shack list, they posted images showing supported device info from iTunes beta. The image (above) showed only iPhone 4S reference in the code and iPhone 4 CDMA as the icon file, hinting that iPhone 4S will be very similar to current CDMA iPhone 4. 9to5mac also posted a code string that referred to iPhone 4S as N94AP, which many previously believed was the codename for upcoming iPhone 5. However, later it was found out that there were no code strings with reference to iPhone 4S as N94AP in iTunes beta or iOS beta.

After 9to5mac created baseless doubts, TUAW posted images of Cincinnati Bell website showing iPhone 5 32GB priced $639.99 in the i-Wireless prepaid cell phone section, as well as iPhone 4S 16GB priced $99.99 in postpaid cell phone section. The iPhone 5 on Cincinnati Bell website had 8-megapixel camera, 4-inch screen and 4G data support (HSPA+ not LTE), the iPhone 4S had 5-megapixel camera, 3.5-inch screen and A5 processor.

After all this drama over the weekend, Macgasm reported today that Verizon Wireless call centers will be offering unlimited overtime this coming Tuesday (the day of the Apple event). Corey Woodcox posted on Macgasm:

It’s clear that Verizon is expecting something big to drop THAT DAY. I honestly was not expecting a product to drop on Tuesday, but just an announcement for something to come later that week/month. However, Verizon appears to be bracing themselves for a lot of orders and device activations.

This would indicate that Apple will announce more than one iPhone model and Verizon is expecting large amount of customer inquiry.

All this confusion around the blogosphere only shows one thing no one knows what Apple will announce at tomorrow’s event. And Apple has played their hand very well to keep tech websites buzzing without any real information. Tomorrow’s Apple event will be a very interesting one, join use for live coverage of the event at 10 AM PST and 1 PM EST on live.TechzTalk.com.