Apple has sent out invitations to select press and bloggers for an event on the 12th of September. It’ll be to announce and showcase the new iPhone 5. Rumours about the iPhone 5 have been more and more common in recent weeks, with many almost certain that the screen is going up to 4 inches and a 16:9 aspect ratio, along with the usual bumps in internal power and a new, smaller dock connection.
The invitation makes it clear that the iPhone 5 is the focus of this event and with stiffer competition than ever from Android hardware manufacturers and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 imminent, it’ll be interesting to see what Apple reply with and how much they lean into the incredibly successful games market on their devices to counteract their competition.
Some are also hoping for the announcement of an iPad Mini at the event but there’s certainly no confirmation of that, we’ll add it to the list right under the flatpanel LCD Apple TV that seems to perpetually haunt the build up to these events.
Of course, Apple’s September event is usually the showcase for its iPod range so we can hope for some developments in that area too. The event begins at 10AM in San Francisco, which is 6PM in the UK.