Apple's officially in the phablet game, but how does it look when compared to the best Android phablets?
We've made an entire circuit around the globe since the last time Tim Cook unveiled a new smartphone. What have other phone makers been doing since then? And how will that inform what Apple announces at Tuesday's big event?
Processors, memory, screens and sensors are all getting an upgrade, giving you a preview of what to expect from 2014's flagship phones.
We'll give you a hint: BlackBerry did not make the dean's list.