Apple has finally confirmed the date of the much awaited iPhone event as September 12. The Cupertino company sent out invites to event to certain section of the press, which will be held at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, starting at 10.00 AM local time.
The invite sent out by Apple to the press is probably the simplest ever, which just shows a large number 12 with the Apple logo at the top right corner. But for those who did not notice, the invite also plays with the number 5, which is displayed as the shadow of the number 12. Proving beyond doubt that the event is going to be about the next generation iPhone.
Initially, it was widely expected that the September event would also feature the rumored iPad mini, along with the Apple iPhone. But later reports pointed towards an October date for the launch of the iOS mini tablet. But whether or not the September 12 event will feature only the new iPhone is not yet clear. It is possible that Apple will use this event to launch its next generation of not so ‘glamorous’ devices, the iPod touch and the iPod Nano.
Earlier rumors have suggested at a new, intelligent iPod Nano that will work as a smartwatch, complementing the iPhone 5. Also, a new iPod touch could be launched with the same, 4 inch display that iPhone 5 is expected to come out with. But what this event will definately see, besides the launch of the fifth generation of iPhone, is the official release of the stable version of iOS 6.
Finally, coming to the obvious question, will the 5th generation iPhone be called iPhone 5? The invite certainly seems to suggest so but going by the naming trnd started with the third generation iPad, it is very much possible that the new iPhone will be simply called the New iPhone.