Yesterday, iMore was the first to report that Apple would be hosting a special event on September 12th to announce its next-generation iPhone alongside a number of other new products. In fact, it is likely that a new iPhone and iPod touch will be launched together for the very first time, potentially next to a new iPod nano and so-called “iPad mini” tablet.
Just in case you were still taking this rumor lightly, as you should with most speculation, multiple reports have since backed up these claims. Apple pundit Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has provided a simple “yep,” AllThingsD has echoed a mid-September Apple event, while The Verge, Reuters, Bloomberg and The New York Times have each independently confirmed these rumors.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone is expected to be thinner with a larger 4-inch display, aluminum unibody chassis and smaller 19-pin dock connector. The home button is expected to remain a part of the new iPhone, which is said to have a centered FaceTime camera, redesigned speaker grills and relocated headphone jack at the bottom of the handset. Moreover, it is also widely expected that Apple’s next iPhone will be compatible with LTE networks and could feature NFC for mobile payments.