You've got to be kidding me... another iPhone 5 rumor?
In the past Apple has released new iPhones during their summer Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but sadly this year there was no such announcement. Artsy coffee drinkers were totally bummed out by this.
A report from a Japanese website sets September 7th as the date of Apple's next media event, which is speculated to be when Apple unveils the iPhone 5. MacRumors asked the blog for the source of the speculated date, and they found that it came from a "source in the know" and not a product of guesswork. If you look at the dates of past Apple media events
in September, the dates jive: September 9th, 2008, September 9th, 2009, and September 1st, 2010.
If the date of the media event turns out to be accurate, there are no guarantees the iPhone 5 will be announced.
Apple's suppliers are rumored to begin shipments of the iPhone 5 in September, but AllThingsD still suggests that we won't see anything until October. If you combine these rumors, they kind of make sense. Apple could announce the iPhone 5 in September, at the rumored media event, and be ready for an official release in October.