Well thank god. Are we the only ones whose iPhone 3's are on their last legs, constantly crashing the minute we open up the Map app? Yeah, we thought not. And so it is with pleasure that we relay the news that Apple has announced the unveiling of the next generation of the iPhone (which will probably be the iPhone 5, but could be called the iPhone 4-something) on October 4. And the man who'll be doing the unveiling will be new CEO Tim Cook, in his first big product intro.

The phone should then be available in stores by mid- to late-October. Will this iPhone be any more magical than its predecessors? Probably not, but we sure as hell hope it's a little quicker on its feet.

There remains speculation that ailing former CEO Steve Jobs might make one last appearance on stage with Cook at this event.

[All Things D]
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