By now, everyone knows that the iPhone 5 is coming. It’s just a matter of time, but pinpointing the exact launch date is no easy task. We’re taking our best guess and pegging the iPhone 5 keynote as Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 AM PST inside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. For starters, the iPhone 5 has been widely speculated to launch on October 7th, which falls within the “first week of October“—the week in which Best Buy claimed an iPhone would launch in a leaked internal document. A September 21 keynote would fall two weeks ahead of the early October launch, which would give enough time for Apple to accept preorders—which 9to5Mac claimed would begin on Sep 30—for the smartphone and prep the device with the final version of iOS 5.
Apple promised that iOS 5 would debut “this Fall,” and September 21 would mark the beginning of that season in particular for us folks in the Northern Hemisphere. It also helps that September 21 falls on a Wednesday, as Apple seemingly plans their media events to take place midweek. Furthermore, the final day for Apple’s back to school promotion, which gives students and faculty a $100 gift card for buying a Mac, ends on September 20th—just one day before what could be the iPhone 5 keynote.