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iPhone fans poised for next model unveiling


iPhone fans poised for next model unveiling


The smartphone world is gearing up for the latest iPhone. Apple has invited media to a “special event” at its California headquarters next Tuesday.

Analysts said the much-awaited device will have a bigger screen and work better with remote computing services.

But rival Samsung is reportedly planning to rain on Apple’s parade by launching law suits to ban the new iPhone’s sale for patent infringements.

The new iPhone would be the first major product launch under Tim Cook, who took over full-time as chief executive after co-founder Steve Jobs resigned last month due to ill health. It was unclear if Jobs, who is now chairman, will take the stage at the event.

The new model, which some have dubbed the iPhone 5, will reportedly have a bigger touch screen, better antenna and an 8-megapixel camera.

Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones in the quarter that ended on June 25, which analysts said helped it vault past Nokia and Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone maker.

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