The Loop reports that Apple has just sent out invitations for a media event scheduled for next week Wednesday, September 12. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern. The tagline on the invitation is simply “It’s almost here.”
Apple is of course expected to introduce the next-generation iPhone and give a final preview of iOS 6 at the event. Apple’s “iPad mini” is reportedly also nearing a launch, but sources have indicated that Apple is planning a second media event for October to introduce that product. Apple’s iPod lineup is also rumored to be seeing an update at one of the two events, while rumored iMac updates and the launch of a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro are likely to appear separately.
There’s clearly a “5” in the shadow of the invitation, suggesting that Apple’s next iPhone will indeed be called the iPhone 5.