Apple will reportedly be hosting a special media event on September 12 where it will unveil the next generation iPhone along with a smaller form factor iPad with a release on September 21. If true, the new iPhone would be shipping less than a year after Apple started selling the iPhone 4S.
News of the alleged product announcement comes courtesy of iMore who said its two sources “have proven to be accurate in the past.” The sources also claim an new iPod nano will be introduced during the media event.
While Apple hasn’t given any concrete evidence to support a September release for the new iPhone, it has been generally accepted that a new model would ship some time this fall. Cell service providers have apparently been buying up new nano-SIM cards, too, which are rumored to be used in the new iPhone model.
A September launch for the new iPhone and smaller iPad model would get the devices on store shelves in time for the holiday buying season, and would also give the company all of the December quarter with the new devices on its books.
Whether or not there really is a September 12 media event in the works is still unknown since Apple hasn’t made an official announcement yet. For now, we’re considering this one just another rumor, but one that looks interesting.