Earlier this week, Apple sent out media invitations to an event to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on September 12. It’s widely expected to unveil a new iPhone.

We’re now just 5 days away from the gig, and, like clockwork, Apple has started to prep the venue. You can see several cherrypicker machines out front, and Apple’s unmistakable logo in the window…

9to5Mac shares some of the first pictures of the Apple-ized Yerba Buena Center, and says that we should start seeing more insightful banners hung both inside and outside this weekend.

As you may recall, Apple held its iPhone 4S event last year at Town Hall — a small auditorium on its Cupertino campus. So the fact that it has chosen a larger venue like the Yerba Buena Center for next week’s iPhone event really speaks to its significance.

On that front, this year’s model is expected to be one of the largest upgrades in the handset’s history. If current rumors hold up, it will have a larger 4-inch display, LTE capabilities and some other internal upgrades. It will also feature a thinner design and an all-new dock connector.

Also on the menu for September 12 is iOS 6, which should get some stage time, as well as a public release date. It’s said that Apple will host a second gig in October to unveil its iPad mini.

Get ready, it’s going to be a long 5 days.

  • I’m just waiting for iDB to live steam everything on that day.

  • I’m waiting for the iPhone 5 sure I will buy it I hope it comes with amazing features
    I hope
    Amazing HD FaceTime camera
    12MP or 8 wifh xenon flash
    A6 quad core
    1GB Ram or 512MB
    HD Display beats anyphone
    4G lte worldwide support
    Better battery beats any phone
    Notification led
    Spcial Sound chip such as Bose!
    A something new from apple
    And I know it wouldn’t be as I write above !!

  • I can’t wait for Siri in Spanish and in a month the next iPhone from my carrier

    • Primo Sidone

      who the hell gave this guy a thumbs down? racist piece of shit.

  • Just don’t understand why Apple don’t do livestream 🙁

    • Most likely it’s because of privacy and copyrigjt

      • It will be good they can do livestream on their website if other place can’t

  • miro21

    The iPhone 5 Box Photo Leaked ! written on it the new iphone !

  • Keabsy

    When an iPhone is released, can it come factory unlocked on the first day?

  • shadyside4fyr

    Ah! Apple event… One of the few things that can make a geek postpone sucide 🙂

    • Johnathan Jennings

      When I think about suicide I think about all the awesome apple stuff I will miss in the future.. Lol

  • nima

    hat IDB, are you invited?

  • Wow, i Cant believe it, Apple will truly hold an Event that is for sure, worth watching this year 😀 (iPhone 4s event wasn’t anything really really special, i mean, its nothing severely new)

    I’d love if iDownloadBlog had an live broadcast (with video) like CNET, it´d be great to hear the opinions and such, live directly from IDB Team and updating us with pictures and stuff directly to our screen 😀