More proof that a new iPhone is on the way

You’ve seen the leaked components, in fact, you’ve seen tons of them. You’ve seen the third-party cases and you’ve seen the tell-tale discounts popping up. It’s pretty obvious that a new iPhone is on the way.

But just in case you needed more proof, a new report is out this morning claiming that component-makers in Apple’s Taiwanese supply chain just posted record sales for the month of July…

AllThingsD reports:

“Preliminary sales data for a group of component suppliers that generate 50 percent to 60 percent of their revenue from Apple rose by an estimated 14 percent month over month in July, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. That’s almost double the average sales increase of 8.5 percent that those suppliers have posted over the past seven years, and the strongest July on record for the group.”

Not only are these numbers indicative that a new iPhone is on the way, but they could also reaffirm previous reports that Apple has multiple product launches planned for the fall.

Alongside its new handset, Apple has been rumored to be unveiling a smaller tablet — dubbed the ‘iPad mini‘ by the media — and revamped iPod touches and nanos in Q4 of this year.

All of these products are expected to turn up at an all-but-confirmed media event on September 12. The iPhone is expected to be available shortly after, but there’s no word on the other products.