The iPhone 5 rumour mill is back in full swing again and the latest news is that Apple’s will be holding a media event September 7th, which could see the launch of the new iPhone.
According to Japense website Kodawarisan; a source ‘in the know’ has confirmed this will be the date that Apple announces its new products.
The Cuppertino-based company traditionally launches products in September, although in 2009 and 2010 this has reserved primarily for the release of iPod; in 2009 the Touch got a performance boost and the Nano a video camera. 2010 saw the iPod Touch get a Retina display, while the Nano shrunk to Shuffle-sized proportions.
However this year it’s strongly rumoured that the iPhone 5 maybe announced – it was June 2010 that the iPhone 4 was launched and the WWDC that followed focused more on software releases such as iCloud. Now we know iOS 5 is launching in the Autumn, it makes sense that new hardware launches alongside the new operating system.
This is broadly similar to previous rumours that the iPhone 5 was due to be announced on September 5th and coming to the UK in October and that it is launching Q3 with a 4-inch display. Obviously we won’t know anything until nearer the time, but in the past Kodawarisan accurately predicted the launch of the Mac mini.