We will soon know if the upcoming iPhone 5 event is to make the rumored date of September 12, which would be due to invites being sent out roughly as they did for last years new iPhone event. If Apple use the same 7 days notice for the 2012 Apple iPhone 5 event, then we can expect the press invites to go out no later than Sept 5, which is this Wednesday coming.
The iPhone 5 release date following the reveal — last year we saw a launch of the 5th generation iPhone within 2 weeks of the event, so considering the 2012 Apple keynote is expected on Sept 12 with Verizon and AT&T blocking vacations from Sept 21 for 9 days, everything falls in-line with the arrangements made last year. It is our opinion that the new iPhone event invites will be sent out at some point on Sept 4, or the day after at the latest.
There will be a lot to learn from the invites and this could hint at other products joining the iPhone 5 on stage, although we doubt that Apple would do that considering the high profile an iPhone has, but you’re likely to see more details on iOS 6 and how it aids the next iPhone. You can see an image below that shows the 2011 iPhone invite, and the icons represented the date, time, and other information.
It is worth pointing out that the weekend before the above prediction, for invites being sent out, is Labor Day weekend in the United States and would mean most people will return to work on the Tuesday. This is a great time for Apple to send event invites to the press, which will quickly reach technology blogs and mainstream media, so that Apple receives wide coverage roughly when people return to work. The iPad 3 event at the start of this year saw invites sent out 8 days before, so again Tuesday/Wednesday is an almost certainty.
Will you be watching a live blog of the iPhone 5 event, and do you think Apple should have a live video stream of their keynote? Remember to keep connected to PR on our social channels, and you will be one of the first to know when the invites are sent out and what they look like this year.
Now that we are moments away from the iPhone 5 specs being officially revealed you might want to keep up with the latest news on this page, although getting an order in right after launch is a good idea considering there could be production problems that lead to low stock at first.
What do you expect to see on the new iPhone invites for this year? The smaller dock connector has to make an appearance, although there could be hints dropped towards iPhone 5 and NFC if that feature is included this year. Hit the comments with your predictions.