Excitement is mounting today for iPhone fanboys as they prepare for the iPhone 4G launch - the tech equivalent of Christmas, Easter and a few Bank Holidays rolled into one.
The handset is due to be showcased to a crowd of 5,000 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco at 5.30pm UK time.
Despite a number of high-profile leaks of prototypes, shells and promotional paraphernalia, specifications of the handset are as yet unconfirmed.
However, it is thought almost certain that the standout feature of the fourth edition iPhone will be HD video recording at 720p and that Apple will accordingly name the device the iPhone HD.
The handset is also expected to be home to a five megapixel camera – compared with the 3G S version’s 3.2 megapixel snapper – as well as a secondary front-facing camera for video calling.
Additionally, battery life is thought to be much improved in the wake of criticism of the 3G S.
Meanwhile, multi-tasking – the absence of which was a bugbear for many owners or the current-gen smartphone – is likely to be enabled thanks to the incorporation of the same powerful processor featured in the iPad.
Today, the appearance of what appears to be a billboard poster for the handset surfaced on Twitter, apparently revealed that it will indeed be called the iPhone HD.
However, the consensus among tech watchers is that the notice is in fact an ill-executed Photoshop fake given a sheen of grainy authenticity by the perpetrator by taking a picture of his work on a monitor.