Apple's 12 September invite hints at iPhone 5

It's official: Apple's holding an event next week on Wednesday, when the company is widely expected to debut its next iPhone.

(Screenshot by CBSi)

Just like its iPad reveal earlier this year, Apple is holding the event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.

The invite says only "It's almost here", with a shadowed "5" underneath the 12 September date. The event will begin at 3am AEST on 13 September. CNET will cover the event with a live blog, so mark that time and head back here to tune in.

The date confirms a report from blog iMore in late July, that Apple would hold its iPhone event on 12 September. The other half of that report said that the device would go on sale nine days later on Friday 21 September.

Among the changes expected to come to the next iPhone include a larger screen, as well as compatibility with 4G networks. Numerous components have leaked out over the past few months that have hinted at some of those features, from screen covers and near-finished cases, right down to the much-rumoured smaller dock plug. It's nowhere close to the leak that was the iPhone 4 in 2010, but the design features have been far from secret.

This announcement confirms one of two long-rumoured events Apple reportedly plans to hold in the next two months. There's been talk for some time that it will also hold a separate event next month to debut a smaller version of the iPad, a device that's been rumoured since the initial model debuted in 2010.

We'll have more information on that in the coming days. In the meantime, for a full list of rumours and things to expect, be sure to check CNET's iPhone 5 rumour round-up, which we've kept lovingly updated.


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Im Batman posted a comment   

this must be big news, the post seems to be doubled up ... must be for impact!

Always looking forward to a new tech release, this one especially to see how on the money ALL the rumours and snapshots have been!!!

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