Apple’s (AAPL) Yerba Buena Center Décor Hints at Taller iPhone 5

So Wednesday is the big day for Apple (AAPL) in which the world’s most valuable company becomes once again the focus of the tech universe. While Apple remains tight-lipped about what’s in store at its ‘Yerba Buena Center’ media event in San Francisco, it is speculated that iPhone 5 will be the highlight of the long-awaited Sept. 12 event.

With all the leaks and rumors portraying the debut of a new-generation iPhone, Apple has finished decorating the front facade of the Yerba Buena Center. At initial glance, the building-sized banner doesn’t provide any direct clues as to what the next iPhone will look like. However, according to MacRumors, the décor “shows stretched iOS icons, including Game Center, iTunes, Music and App Store.”

MacRumors notes that several icons are clearly recognizable in their un-stretched form [click here for pictures].

As always, Apple will confirm nothing until the launch event, but the new report bolsters speculation that the stretched icons points to the long-running rumors that Apple will be introducing a taller 4″ diagonal screen for the new iPhone but not a wider one. The new iPhone version is also expected to incorporate 4G LTE connectivity, which means much faster browsing with a compatible network.

The iPhone 5 launch might be a few days away, but Apple — a company that over the last decade has gained a well-deserved reputation as an innovator — isn’t wasting any time in getting the venue ready for the much anticipated occasion.

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