Apple is about to unveil the next iPhone. Press invitations to Wednesday's announcement have gone out, and soon all the rumors will be put to rest. The invitation itself seems to confirm once and for all at least one fact: the name of the phone. The number 12--for the Sept. 12 date of the announcement--casts a shadow in the shape of a five, and the invitation teases, "It's almost here". What else could "it" be but Apple's new flagship product, the iPhone 5?
Unlike in years past when we waited for a new iPhone, leaks this year have been both abundant and remarkably consistent. In past years, numerous "iPhones" surfaced on the Internet but few of the photos matched up. This year, all the leaked photos show the same design and components. Still, Apple has confirmed nothing. So for at least a few more days, all we can do is guess how everything will shake out. Here's what we predict.
iMore, the website that originally broke the Sept. 12 announcement date, says the iPhone 5 will go on sale Sept. 21. iMore definitely knows someone on the inside, as it has been very accurate in the past.
Probability: Not only have iMore's past predictions been accurate, Sept. 21 falls in line with Apple's usual announce/release timetable: the phone goes on sale roughly one week after the scheduled announcement, on a Friday, perfect for shoppers.