Apple is planning to shut up shop early at its Covent Garden branch on October 4th to make room for a media gathering.
Macrumors intercepted an internal communiqué sent out to staff members at the phone-maker’s biggest store in the world notifying them that the outlet will closing early at 3.30pm to host a live streaming of what’s all but confirmed as the unveiling of the next iPhone.
The letter states:
“As we begin to start a very exciting quarter in Apple Retail, I am pleased to let you know that our Covent Garden Store will be hosting a keynote streaming event next Tuesday 4th October. This event will be a press only event and currently we have no further details on what will be presented. The store will be closing at 3.30pm to accommodate this.
“This is a really exciting event for our store and we are passionate about delivering an outstanding Covent Garden experience.”
On Tuesday, the Cupertino-based giant sent out invitations to the press to attend an event titled simply “Let’s Talk iPhone” at its headquarters at 10am PDT on October 4th.
Rumours suggest Apple will announce a full-fledged successor to the iPhone 4, aka iPhone 5, or a cheaper 4S variant that recycles parts from the current-gen model. What’s unlikely, however, is that we’ll see both, as the icon of the Phone app used on the invite clearly hints at only one handset.
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