Apple media event rumored for September 7, iPhone 5 or iPod?

By Gary Johnson - Aug 12, 2011

With no new iPhone coming out in its usual summer release time frame, many have looked to September for when Apple will show off their next version of the device. Recently we have seen more speculation of Apple bringing out two handsets around September. Today we have news that an Apple media event is rumored for September 7th, but will it be for the iPhone 5 or iPod?

Normally Apple holds their fall media events during the first part of September, with last year’s taking place on the 1st of the month. Last year the company introduced a range of new iPod models, but this time around it is widely believed the company may also be introducing the iPhone 5. Now MacRumors are reporting that this year’s event will take place on the 7th according to a previously reliable source.

Suppliers to Apple are rumored to begin shipping units of the device sometime during September, but some quarters think it may not be until October. Apple may well showcase the new iPhone at the media event, with a release the following month.

Apple may announce the handset and have it quickly available for consumers though, which was the case with the iPad 2. With the iPod Touch it is not thought the company will make many changes to the device except the introduction of a white version. There have been previous rumors that Apple may discontinue the iPod Classic, but surely they will have something special lined up for the device as it celebrates its tenth anniversary.

The device was also responsible for putting Apple back on the map, and laid down the foundations for the success Apple now sees. What most people will be hoping to see at any event though is the iPhone 5. There are many consumers who still own an iPhone 3GS and have been holding out for the next iPhone.

The alleged date for the media event is less than a month away, so if correct it won’t be long before Apple start sending out invites to the press. Will you get the next iPhone when it is released?

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