There are only a couple of days to go before Apple unveils its latest smartphone, the iPhone 5, and preparations are already in an advanced state as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco has been dressed with, perhaps, a clue to the phone's major new feature.

The backdrop to the iconic Apple logo may look like random bands of colour, but All Things Digital has made an interesting discovery: each of the bands seems to be made up with overstretched versions of the main iPhone homescreen applications icons.

You can definitely make out the Game Center icon for sure, and those of the iTunes and Music apps too. It has led many, Pocket-lint included, to believe Apple is hinting that the new iPhone 5 will be a stretched version of previous models, thereby confirming that it will come with a 16:9 widescreen display, as widely reported and rumoured.

Either way, we'll find out for sure on Wednesday at 6pm UK time (10am PT) when Apple holds its event. Join Pocket-lint for live reports and hands-ons as the drama unfolds.

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