The first report was published by iMore.com which said it had: ‘learned that Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21. This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past.
‘The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12 event, as will the new iPod nano.’
The Verge said yesterday that its sources had also pointed to that date, while the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital blog reported it had been told by sources that an announcement would be made ‘the week of September 9th, with Wednesday being the date on which it will likely be held.’
All Things Digital also reported that Apple’s pre-payment for components last quarter was its highest for four years, meaning that ‘Apple is ramping up for a big product launch — or several of them.’
The new iPhone is expected to feature a new, smaller Dock connector, in-cell display – which combines the touch screen and the display, and a nano SIM. It is also expected to support LTE 4G and see the debut of iOS 6. It also have a 4in, 16:9 display.
The mini iPad is expected to be the same as the full-size model bu scaled-down so that it has a 7in screen.