Apple officially announces iPhone 5 event on September 12th in San Fran

Apple officially announces iPhone 5 event on September 12th in San Fran
Apple under Tim Cook isn't nearly as good at keeping secrets as Apple was under Steve Jobs, so this isn't a surprise. We knew that the new iPhone was coming, and all signs pointed to the event being held on September 12th, but it is still nice to have confirmation and the official announcement. 

Apple has begun sending out invitations, and the event will be held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12th at 10AM PST. As you can see in the image on the right, the shadow of the 12 shows the number 5, which seems to confirm that the new iPhone will indeed be called the iPhone 5. 

There had been some speculation that Apple would mirror the new iPad naming, and drop the number from the iPhone name, and there was also speculation that it might be called the iPhone 6, because it is actually the 6th version of the iPhone, not the 5th. But, it seems that Apple may be going with sequential numbering and this will be the iPhone 5. 

There is nothing in the invitation to indicate that there will be anything else as part of the event, there have been rumors that the iPad Mini could also be part of the announcement, but the prevailing idea seems to be that Apple will have a separate event for the iPad Mini in October.

source: The Loop

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110 Comments

1. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I think the iphone 12 is being launched tomorrow.

7. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

thanks for the laugh!

18. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

What are you talking about, it's the iphone 5G! Duh Come get your new 5G iPhone people.

84. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

You guys do realize there will be masses going into stores asking for the new iphone 5g just like they did when the 4 came out and people said 4g and that is a scientific fact!

36. raphael007

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

That s the best thing I have read all day, thanks a lot for a much needed laugh

85. kyp5035

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

whats so funny about it?

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A cruel tease that was.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm an apple guy but funny is funny, and THAT was funny lmao. Good one dcgore

106. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Nope. Not an apple guy. Just adding weight to your comment.

74. Manideepreddy

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Good one bro!

77. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Woooooohoooooooooooooooo.......Same phone with a different name wwwwwwwowwwwww what a innovation we are going to see on September 12th.

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Have to say, that shadow thing was pretty smart. But that's all Apple's good at, advertisement.

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Tell that to the creator of their boy genius ads

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Actually, the Genius ads did a good job of portraying Apple. Brainwashed nerd thinking he's a tech expert helping clueless dinosaurs who prioritize their computers instead of the world around them.

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

advertising that works...

15. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Of cause it works, who said it didn't? How did Apple even manage to sell a single 4S if their advertising didn't work?

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well you have many times. saying that Apple brainwashes poeple. c'mon is 2012

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

For me it doesn't work. :P

30. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well you use their logo in your avatar... and is either waving or pointing but can't stop looking though

32. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

it is an apple with a boner

83. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Click on my user name to enlarge my avatar. :)

105. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

oh right, it is android eating into apple. my mistake :D

82. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

1. I don't buy any Apple products. 2. My avatar is only caricature. So, for me it doesn't work. :P

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Products that innovate.

65. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Products that innovate? lol.

102. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes innovate.

87. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Step 1 : Takes last years model. Step 2 : Keep it up to date with current hardware. INNOVATION! (Said in the same way Bill Nye says "SCIENCE!")

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple's good at many things. They don't need advertisement to sell their products. Their name sells everything they produce. Such a wrong comment to make.

66. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Their name sells everything they produce because of advertising. I was playing poker this weekend and my friend's girlfriend told him she wanted an iPad. He argued with her about the fact that she doesn't actually need an iPad for what she does (he does in fact have an iPad and iPhone so he's an Apple guy). She says to him: "It doesn't matter what I do. I want a something with an "i" in front of the name and an Apple logo on the back!!!" Talk about f**king brainwashed.

71. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Sounds like my girlfriend.. omfg some days I just want to buy one to beat some sense into her with it. She is slowly realizing the differences between Android and IOS so ill at least give her that, she loves music and went over her Apple expenses for the year she realized she has spent over 1000 dollars on music/apps/garbage. I just laughed and said that's why we will never get married needless to say ill crack that cookie someday.. someday... she does enjoy the fact that the S3 comes in white lol.

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