Reuters and WSJ also confirm big Apple event for September 12, component prepayment indicates major announcements

Reuters and WSJ also confirm big Apple event for September 12, component prepayment indicates major announcements
UPDATE: Bloomberg also confirms the big September 12 for the launch of the new iPhone, rehashing that it will have a larger screen and thinner body.

After iMore and iLounge said yesterday their ears on the ground told them September 12 will be the big event where Apple is expected to announce the next iPhone, the iPad Mini, and eventually a revamped iPod nano, now more reputable publications also probed their sources, and came with a confirmation.

AllThingsD, which is part of the Wall Street Journal family, also chimed in that its sources said Apple is planning an event for the week of September 9, most likely to be held on Wednesday, as is very usual with Apple announcements. The publication also argues that a big fall event with a rich unveiling schedule is warranted by the huge ramp up in component prepayments in Q2.

The additional $1.12 billion Apple spent to secure inventory components to the largest amount in four years, indicating an aggressive launch schedule for the holidays. Of course, this year is not like the others so far, as we have the Android march at full swing with Samsung taking no prisoners, and Windows 8 with its RT tablet version launching with numerous products which might encroach on Apple's turf, so Cupertino is sure to take measures.

Adding even more credibility to the "save the date" stories, Reuters straight out confirmed in its turn that its own source pinned September 12 for a major Apple event, yet said the date is tentative for now and may shift. Couple those with our own insider story that retailers are prepping for September 21 start of sales for the new iGadgets, fitting the usual 9-10 days timeframe that Apple does between an announcement and a release, and the puzzle pieces are falling well together.



1. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

The tech media is running rampant on the rumor. Every tech site "Apple to announce iphone bla bla bla." oh you tech bitches! Can't wait to see your reaction when Samsung eats that crab Apple to the core.

2. zaidalrawi80

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

in the other side all the competitive companies stay watching what apple will feature this year and how to blow them up and put their junk devices on shelves to collect dust?. Keep going Apple!!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I don't know why they keep releasing the same thing year after year; iMean, my iPhone 4S does not do the exact same things my iPhone 4 didn't do. But, i'M keeping my fingers crossed that the next big iPhone release aka iPhone 4LTD (Limited, and not for "Edition") is a huge overhaul of that great music player.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

cool, a phone with a 4 inch screen and a 4G LTE radio is so different nowadays...


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

But, it has iToonz!!!

6. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

IFans get your wallets ready!iPhone 4S2 and iPad Fire generating some buzz!

7. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

LOL 4S2+iPad Fire haha :DD

9. BDW2008

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

4S2 epic they need to stop suing samsung and take a note from them a completely new phone once a year works they're to busy trying not to run out of ideas for new phones apple is always claiming they are so innovative but it takes two years for a new design really? point blank samsung is going to take over this smartphone world just give them some time because these galaxy s phones are spreading like a virus cause last time i checked samsung didn't even make enough phones to keep up with the demand they were probably worried they wouldn't be able to sell them because apple be paying judges to get injunctions against samsung while meanwhile apple 4s didn't meet the expected 28 million phones by 2 million because people are anticipating the iphone 5 pretty much everybody that wasn't stupid enough to waste their money on a recycled phone

8. BDW2008

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Here's hoping apple has something good up their sleeve because i have been an iphoner for years now and faithful to apple like it was in my blood i have an att 4s but i work for sprint and i used my free employee phone line to get that new samsung s3 now i've had androids in the past but it just made me like the ease of use of the iphone more and more but i can honestly say the s3 is by far the best phone i've ever had the pleasure of touching that is at least until something bigger and better comes out but for right now this phone has so many features its hard to even use them all its so packed with stuff it has things i wish my iphone had which to be honest it should have had a long time ago and from what i've seen so far ios 6 is just the same os since 07 and its looking like father time right now if apple does not start listening more to the consumers instead of releasing things so slow so they don't run out of ideas like these damn s phones it should be completely new iphone every year samsung does it and with great success but apple is to busy trying to hurt everybody elses innovation by suing everybody... bottom line is look apple you better do something or your loyal fan base with start to look elsewhere for their smartphone needs because i've personally seen the other side of the fence and i can honestly say the grass is definitely greener on the android side lol

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