More reports are coming in that Apple plans to announce the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini in mid-September. According to reports posted on iMore, Apple is planning to show off the iPhone 5 at an event on September 12, 2012, with the release to follow nine days later. According to the site, "This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past."
The iPad Mini will supposedly be announced at the same event, although there's less information about when that device will hit the market (if it exists at all).
If you add this rumor to last week's similar iPhone 5 rumor, figure in Apple's release schedule for past improvements of the iPhone, and it seems pretty likely that we'll all be drooling over a new iPhone in September. On the other hand, these are all unsupported Internet rumors and might turn out to be utterly false, so take it all with a huge grain of internet-rumor-salt.
As for the (totally speculative) specs of the new device, the rumor is the iPhone 5 will feature:
- A thinner screen
- A longer screen -- 4 inches as opposed to 3.5 inches
- The next iPhone may be made of "Liquidmetal" -- or metallic glass.
- Smaller dock connector is rumored.
- Supposedly Steve Jobs was very involved in the design of the device.