Apple is also set to reveal two dynamite products: the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini. While it’s not sure whether they will be announced together, it is almost certain that Apple will reveal the iPhone 5 at a September 12th event. After being announced on September 12, it should be in consumers’ hands on September 21st.
The September 21st release date speculation stems from sources within AT&T and Verizon citing a store employee vacation blackout at both companies beginning on September 21 and ending September 30. In other words, employees will be restricted from taking vacation days through that period which usually happens when they need all employees they can get due to iPhone frenzy..
Although we won’t officially know the specs of the 5 until September 12th, picture’s were leaked last month giving us a good idea what to expect.
UPDATE: Apple is inviting reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco. The email invitation shows a big “12,” for Sept. 12, casting a shadow in the shape of a “5.”