Apple is to hold a launch event on September 12th 2012 where it is thought that the company will launch the iPhone 5 and the rumoured 8 inch iPad. The event was first revealed by iLounge who cited a “highly reliable source” and then iMore who received their tip from “sources who have proven accurate in the past”.
The news has since been confirmed by Reuters and AllThingsD who both state that reliable sources have mentioned a September 12th launch for the new iPhone. The iPhone 5 is expected to go on sale in most markets 9 days after the event, on Friday 21st September.
The date is still subject to change, and there have been recent reports of chip shortages for the iPhone which may delay its production and scheduled launch date.