A performance upgraded iPhone 4 is all we get tomorrow and it might be still magic.
Apple fans expect a new iPhone 5 tomorrow with a cool new design like these ones. I start to believe that this is not going to happen. All the evidence we have seen in recent days are all about an iPhone 4S. The new iPhone 4S will run on the A5 CPU (like the iPad 2), have 1GB of RAM, Dual-mode (CDMA + GSM) and a 8MP camera. The design will be similar to the iPhone 4. Why might Apple think this is enough to stay competitive or even beat Android smartphones? The answer could be Assistant. 9to5Mac published an interview with a co-founder of Siri. The smart voice controlled iPhone Assistant is based on Siri. Apple bought the company over a year ago.
Norman Winarsky goes on record saying "Apple’s ‘mainstreaming’ Artificial Intelligence in the form of a Virtual Personal Assistant is a groundbreaking event. I’d go so far as to say it is a World-Changing event."
Believing the words of Mr Winarsky the Assistant's artificial intelligence is really working. It would be the start of consumers interacting with machines with natural language. Of course there are voice controlled systems since decades, but Assistant is supposed to be the real deal.
I am totally not sold on voice controlled interfaces. Apple will have to pull off a really hot show tomorrow to make me believe Assistant is the future of how I interact with the iPhone.