Apple’s annual iPod media event traditionally happens during September, and we’re hoping that this year’s is going to be pretty spectacular. In addition to the final previews, and possibly the public release, of iOS 5, we’re hoping that elusive iPhone 5 finally shows its face.
While we’ve heard many, many rumors surrounding the fifth-generation device, and indeed the next-generation iPod touch, we’re yet to hear a specific date for their unveiling. Until now.
According to Japanese site Kodawarisan, this year’s media event will be held on Thursday, September 7.
Apple has traditionally held the event during either the first or second week in September, with the last three taking place on September 1, 2010; September 9, 2009; and September 9, 2008.
According to MacRumors, who contacted Kodawarisan for further information, this date isn’t just a product of guesswork, but actually came from “a source in the know.” And they’ve been right before:
Kodawarisan has been a longtime Apple site that we first referenced back in 2002. We haven’t seen many rumors from it in recent years, though notably, in 2009, they did correctly pinpoint the launch date the launch of a new Mac mini.
Whether the iPhone 5 will actually appear at this event is unlikely to be confirmed until Apple takes to the stage on the day, but we’re keeping our fingers very firmly crossed. The device was originally expected to launch around 12 months after the release of the iPhone 4, which would have meant an announcement at WWDC in June of this year, however, there was no mention of new hardware.