Saw this report last night on Twitter. Writes Rene Ritchie at iMore:
iMore has learned that Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21. This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past.
The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12 event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven’t heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September 12 as well, though we haven’t heard any specific information about that yet either.
I tweeted last night that I was waiting for Jim Dalrymple’s confirmation -- today, he has.
But as excited as I am for this, Stephen Hackett’s quick to remind everyone:
Remember kids, until Apple sends the invites, nothing’s official, no matter how certain things appear to be.
Of note, the purported date of the new iPhone's launch is a day after my 31st birthday. Assuming AT&T allows me to upgrade this year, the new iPhone would make for a great present to myself. What a coincidence.
Also: If these mockups of the new iPod Nano are accurate, it’s a sweet-looking redesign.