In today’s fast changing, fast moving and fast evolving world of Information Technology (IT), everyone of us seems to suffer from selective dementia at some point or another. But who is to blame given the rapid train of innovation and flush of news that constantly bombard our everyday lives.

Rewind one year back, 2011 was a year that the world lost one of its greatest innovators. Just days after iPhone 4s was announced, the world was shocked by the departure of Steve Jobs. While news of Steve Jobs’ deteriorating health had become a public secret, no one expected the loss of such great figure so soon.

As usual, the periods building up to every Apple’s product announcement has always been marked with tonnes and tonnes of rumours. Rumours of leaked parts. Rumours of leaked video. Rumours of leaked secrets. You name it, there will always be someone covering the topics. The hype surrounding 2011’s new iPhone announcement was amazing. Everyone seemed so certain that the next iPhone to replace the iPhone 4 was going to be named as iPhone 5. But it will not be Apple’s style if any of the rumours were to be true. The world was taken by surprise when Tim Cook, in place of Steve Jobs, announced that the new iPhone was not going to be called iPhone 5, but rather iPhone 4s. What was more disappointing to some Apple fans was the fact that iPhone 4s featured no significant improvement to its predecessor. One of the much-hyped feature was the introduction of personal assistant who was called Siri.

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Siri turned out to be limited in terms of its knowledge. It is not capable of providing assistance outside United States. To many Apple fans in Singapore, it was quite a bit of disappointment. Since Siri does not have any knowledge about Singapore, a spoof Siri-clone called Simi was introduced in Youtube. If only Siri was half as good as Simi, Apple fans in Singapore would definitely have extra reasons to cheer. If you are not convinced at how good Simi is compared to Siri, take a look at the video below.

But enough of yesterday and let us fast forward to today. Today, the world is going gaga again about iPhone 5 and its debut in Singapore. Is 2012 going to be the year of iPhone 5? Or does Tim Cook have other idea? September 12 will be the day for us to find out. Stay tuned. You might like to read this “New Good Casing for Iphone 5