Following a report earlier today from iMore claiming that Apple will be holding a next-gen iPhone and iPad mini event on September 12, AllThingsD and The Verge have now both confirmed with their own sources that Apple will indeed be holding an event on that date.
AllThingsD points to the fact that Apple has paid out a large amount of money as pre-payment for many components, suggesting that they’re ramping up production in a serious way for at least one new product ((and perhaps more).
iMore was first to report that the company has scheduled a special event for Wednesday, September 12, and now we’ve confirmed it as well. Sources tell AllThingsD that Apple is currently planning an event for that week. And while we haven’t yet confirmed its focus, history suggests it will indeed be the new iPhone.
…it looks like we’ll be seeing what Apple has up its sleeves come Wednesday, September 12th. Our own sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that date, and multiple websites have similar reports as well. AllThingsD’s sources pegged the event for that week, and iMore is also reporting on a September 12th date…
Both of the reports note that it’s uncertain what will be announced at the event – but it’s likely to involve the next iPhone. Numerous sources all seem to agree on various leaked components of the next-gen iPhone, as well as a rough release date – which is rather unusual as far as Apple rumors go.
Update: Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, known for being particularly well-sourced in goings-on at Apple, has now confirmed an event for September 12th as well. This is about as close to a confirmed announcement as you can get without Apple coming right out and issuing invites!
Update 3: The Wall Street Journal has now joined the party as well!