It looks like we have a date for the Apple media event. iMore got the ball rolling with it’s report, claiming that Apple will hold a media event to introduce the next-generation iPhone and the “iPad mini” on September 12.
This would be followed by September 21st availability for the new iPhone. And ever since then, it seems everyone has confirmed it.
iMore has heard 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.
This was followed by AllThingsD weighing in on the rumored date, also confirming it. AllThings D has been very accurate before, often times revealing the date for these media events themselves. The report also mentions that Apple’s latest quarterly report shows increase in component prepayments, signaling that Apple is preparing its supply chain for production of the next iPhone, and perhaps even the rumored iPad mini.
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.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, then the confirmations just started pouring in. The Verge followed up and also confirmed the September 12th with it’s own sources, mentioning the unusual rumor cycle for the next iPhone.
Shortly after, The Loop’s Jim Darlrymple also confirmed the September 12 date with a simple “Yep”. And the icing on the cake: Reuters, Bloomberg, and NYTimes have confirmed the date. So it looks like the September 12 media event is all but confirmed.