Thanks to leaked components and industry sources, it feels like we know just about everything there is to know about Apple’s new smartphone. We [think we] know what it looks like, and what new features it will have. But we haven’t heard much about its release date, until now.

A new report is out this evening claiming that Apple is planning to unveil the sixth-generation iPhone at a “special event” on Wednesday, September 12, and it’s expected to release the handset the following week. But that’s not all the Cupertino company has in store…

Rene Ritchie of iMore reports:

“iMore has heard 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. We haven’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven’t heard any specific information about that yet either.”

Ritchie’s sources have been extremely accurate as of late. If you recall, iMore correctly predicted the day and date of this year’s iPad event, and it kickstarted the ‘smaller dock connector’ theory all the way back in February.

And this isn’t the first time we’ve heard September 21st mentioned as a possible release date for the new iPhone. Last week, a report from App4phone said that its Chinese manufacturing sources named the day as well.

While we were expecting an October launch date, in line with last year’s release, iMore’s recent track record combined with reports that new iPhone production is already under way, make a late September timeframe feasible.

On that note, this is certainly shaping up to be an interesting event. With an all-new iPhone, a smaller iPad, a new iPod nano and possibly Touch all on the menu, it seems like Apple is gearing up for a serious holiday quarter.

Who’s excited?

  • Let us just wait and see…

  • Who cares…

    • @dongiuj

      A lot of people by the looks and sounds of it. But they’re either all apple lovers or people waiting to see if it’s time to jump ship to “the DARK side of the force”

  • Apple must bank on you guys man ;D!!!…. All news covered….nothing left out…good going iDB team o/

  • That still seems a tad early, no? I mean the 4s was launched October 14th I believe so until at least then, we won’t be able to do an upgrade anyways.

    • @dongiuj

      Only the 4s

    • Prior to the 4S, we were getting a new iPhone around mid June – mid July. October was a fluke due to a natural disaster that offset the normal schedule.

  • Ian

    Does IDB have any predictions for the 2012 iMac?
    I haven’t heard any info at all.

    Pretty psyched about the new iPhone and iPad mini though.

  • cant die before this dates for sure,so this is the date when samsung dies with s3

  • Bad for business. Introducing a wide array of products at once

    • If by that you mean: introducing a new product (ipad mini), and refreshing several existing devices; then your right.

  • GambitGamer

    Can’t wait. I hope the new iPhone has a different design. If they release a new nano than I bet it will be really cheap. I also hope the iPad mini(if it’s real) gets 4G LTE. I bet instead of an iPad mini they are going to release the iPhone with a larger sreen and maked it really thin with 4G LTE. Maybe

    • I would hope that 4G LTE will become a standard especially anything iDevice from here on out once the iPhone “5” is released with it.

  • You forgot(?) to point out the fact that the new iPhone has to come out with iOs 6 and iOS 6 isn’t due out until fall, which officially begins in September 22.

    • There are two beginning of the Fall, one is the 1st September, the other is the 22nd..

  • Can’t wait

  • Justin Blatchley

    im fucking excited!!!

  • can’t wait!

    • Guest

      i read your name as Taco

  • OMG !! I dont know if I’m more excited about my vegas trip coming up this weekend or September 12 !! Regardless if its a rumor. We’re getting closer and closer …

  • this post make me feel more excited 😀
    New iPhone, New iPad, New iPod. And as you guys know new IOS 😀

    • Kok Hean

      I am so excited for iOS 6. Wee.

      • why?? its has the same boring grid of apps UI design… form

      • Kok Hean


      • I’m totally agree on this… I want new redesign 🙁

      • Johnathan Jennings

        iOS 6 is just a fail. I expected a complete Redesign of iOS. Guess I was wrong.

      • u r stupid! y would u need a redesign when everything juz works great now?

      • @dongiuj

        Cause it’s getting boring?

      • No Whammy

        The best phone in the world is getting boring? …maybe buy an Android.

      • @dongiuj

        I’m seriously considering it. So much variety out there right now and a lot more on the way.

      • Kevin Holzendorf

        Yup! And fragmentation! The only android that competes with the iPhone is the s3. Considering getting a nexus 7 and see how I like jellybean.

      • No Whammy

        I guess you fail at guessing.

    • I will get the ipad mini for sure

  • A new iTunes as well hopefully!

  • Primo Sidone

    my english is not
    great, but is the title of
    this post misleading? to
    me, it makes it sound as if apple had made that announcement.

  • Teo Hacoupians

    everyone excited except fucking Samsung .
    Hey Samsung : Fuck U

    • Not to ruffle your iPanties, but I would say that Samsung is a bit excited since Apple buys a lot of chips and stuff from Samsung. There will always be the egotistical Apple fanboy who will always buy Apple and those people buying a new iPhone have no effect on Samsung sales as they would never buy a non-Apple phone now.

      Personally after jailbreaking my iPhone and iPad, I have fallen in love with customizing my device to look and work the way I want and with the new 19 pin connector and headphone jack on the bottom, I will skip the iPhone 5… I think the Galaxy S3 is a great phone and Android with Jelly Bean is awesome. I want to see Android do great… when Android does great, Apple has to step it up and do even better… which in turn makes Google step it up and to out do what Apple did. Without competition, Apple has no reason to progress as fast as they are with iOS.

      • @dongiuj

        Well said young man!

      • Matt Garza

        Samsung puts a name on products. Apple creates products. Sometimes even a polished shit looks amazing.

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Apple is like Facebook on their way down. 🙂

    • Matt Garza


  • I said September about a month ago and all I got was greif from other posters… Looks like I might be right A

    • @dongiuj

      I hope you are right. Then you can just say “IN YOUR FACE” with your middle finger raised and slapping it on the face of all those people.

      • Fingers crossed..

  • Apple … ICantwait

  • Will Walker

    It will be interesting to see what they will introduce. We know what iOS 6 will bring which isn’t much, or not what most people was expecting(new UI, and more customization abilities). As for the design I hope its jaw dropping. I have no doubt that LTE will be on board, and a 4″ screen, and hopefully NFC will be on board too. Over all I would be much more excited if iOS has received a refresh.

    • Matt Garza

      Apple has created

  • Ding Dong !!!

  • Excited to see the new iPhone

  • Johnathan Jennings

    Thw New iPhone better have another feature that is exclusive to the New iPhone other than NFC and a bigger screen.. Something within the OS..

  • I will get iphone5 aNd keep it packed in a box cause ioS with no jailbreak is tooo damn boring..

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