If you're holding out on buying an iPhone until the new one is out, mark Apple's just-announced September 12 event on your calendar. The Loop has posted the invitation and says the event will begin at 10am PDT (September 13, 3am AEST) at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.
If you wanna read into the teaser image Apple sent out, the shadow of the 12 is a 5, suggesting that it just might actually call the next iPhone the iPhone 5 after all. If you haven't been keeping up, rumours have suggested the iPhone 5 will have a new two-tone unibody design, a redesigned dock connector, 4G LTE and a larger 4-inch display using Sharp's IGZO technology. There's also a possibility the phone could have NFC technology baked in, along with redesigned earbuds.
iPods are typically a hallmark of the September Apple event, and although they're not the must-have gadgets they used to be, it's always worth keeping an eye open for those. There are also rumours that Apple could trot out a 7.85-inch iPad mini as well, but there have been another wave of rumours since that suggest that may not happen until October. And then there's the ever-mythical iTV that could magically appear anytime between now and never. Either way, all will be revealed early Thursday morning next week. [The Loop]