Jim Dalrymple and Slash

Boom, just like that an independent and unambiguous confirmation of Apple’s rumored iPhone-focused media event, apparently due in less than a month, has now arrived.

You’ll remember that two days ago AllThingsD was first to claim that Tim Cook & Co. will take the wraps off of a next-generation iPhone at a media event on September 10.

AllThingsD is a Wall Street Journal blog which rarely publishes unconfirmed rumors, but despite its aura of credibility it’s always nice receiving an independent confirmation of a major rumor like this. Monday, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple has thrown its proverbial ‘yep’ behind the AllThingsD rumor, all but confirming the September 10 event…

The Oracle (pictured top of post next to Slash) has spoken:

From AllThingsD:

Apple is expected to unveil its next iPhone at a special event on Sept. 10


Jim has excellent sources that are seemingly deeply entrenched in Apple’s PR so when he yeps or nopes a rumor, you can bet he’s not pulling it out of thin air. Some watchers consider him to be Apple’s unofficial mouthpiece so there’s little wiggle room for misinterpretation here.

In the meantime, Apple hasn’t commented on the event yet, which is the company’s standard modus operandi that has served it well over the years as it helps build tremendous anticipation for free.

We’re expecting multiple iPhone announcements, including the mid-cycle S-upgrade: the iPhone 5S with beefed up specs like a faster A7 chip, a fingerprint sensor and a 12-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash for improved night shooting and super slow motion video capture at 120 frames per seconds.

There is also compelling evidence pointing to a mid-tier iPhone announcement, ostensibly branded the iPhone 5C, with the ‘C’ apparently standing for ‘color’.

The iDB team will of course be covering Apple’s announcement as it happens, bringing you the latest and most important news as it happens – kinda like CNN, but without a commercial break every fifteen minutes.

Who’s already excited?

  • Piyush

    more excited about ios 7 release for my i5

    • D.

      Completely agree. A finger scanner isn’t really going to make me jump to a 5s. The 5 is a great iPhone as it is.

  • veda99

    2 or more os7 betas are expected! Waiting for Sep. 10th !

  • Mr. E

    I’ll be more excited when the jailbreak is out 😛

    • ℤ̵̪͊α̵̢͆ḉ̴̢̒Ħ̸͕̒α̸̺̌ḉ̵̭̆к̶̫͠

      They might release one right away or very soon after I saw a photo of a jailbroken device running on a ios7 beta

      • Elias Chao

        It’s probably they release iOS 7 Jailbreak after the first iOS 7 little-update.

  • Dalton

    My contract ended on Aug. 8th, my birthday is Sept. 1st…. I’m feeling like I’m going to be buying myself a late birthday present ;).

    • Héctor Viveros

      Buy it. You deserve it!

  • RF

    I have iOS7 beta 5 on my 4s and honestly ,in my opinion, it has everything I need for functionality that i usually jailbreak for…when i get the 5s, no more need to jailbreak 🙂

    • chumawumba

      You are greatly mistaken.

      • RF

        I believe you are mistaken, because i said ‘In My Opinion’ and what “I need”, I respect yours if you believe otherwise

      • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

        That is exactly my thought. I ususally jailbreak my phone for themes, toggles, intelliscreenx and to block some calls. Im getting pretty much everything i need on iOS7. So i wont jailbreak anymore. I know sms bite is a hughe deal for people still using SMS’s but i use whatsapp and Line so i dont need that funcionality in my phone.

      • RF

        Exactly, that’s the same stuff i used to jailbreak for too, notification center on the lockscreen, control center, and a few other things does it for me. I mean I’m glad apple is finally coming up with this OS update because I was already thinking of getting an S4 this coming fall. But im sticking to iPhone because for what “I Need”, these simple tweaks they updated, although has been long overdue, does it for me.

      • Elias Chao

        News tweaks will be come, we just have to wait 😀

  • omrishtam

    and i am still with iphone 3gs….

    • D.

      It terms of build quality, it’s my favourite of the iPhone series.

      • RF

        It was my favorite too, just the way it felt in my hand and how indestructable it was for me was awesome. It seems like the low budget iPhone, 5C, is going to be similar feel to it and it looks good too even if it doesnt have the full aluminum body like the 5/5S

  • JoshuaHulgan

    Never doubt The Beard.

  • JS3

    you people are nuts if you think apple would put a dam “fingerprint” sensor in the phone… that’s the craziest thing ive ever heard…

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  • Steven Miller

    Can’t wait!