Rumour: Apple will unveil next iPhone at special event on September 12th
Available to buy on September 21st
Apple will unveil the next-generation iPhone - already dubbed the 'iPhone 5' or the 'new iPhone' - on September 12th, according to sources close to iMore.
This Apple-centric tech site claims that the sources, which have "proven accurate in the past", have also revealed that the so-called iPhone 5 will be available to buy from September 21st.
To back up its assertion that the iPhone 5 is only weeks from arriving on store shelves, AllThingsD pointed to Apple's inventory component pre-payment figures, which have risen significantly over the past few months.
Historically, this increase in component acquisition occurs in the months leading up to an Apple product launch.The Verge