Apple To Unveil iPhone 5 On September 7?

Apple's fall event for unveiling new iPods usually takes place in the beginning of September, but there are reports that this year's event could pull the curtains back on the iPhone 5 instead. According to MacRumors, Japanese website Kodawarisan claims that an insider source has confirmed that this year's event will take place on September 8 Japanese time, which means September 7 in the US.

Apple has historically presented new iPod products in its September media event, which typically falls on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The past three events took place on September 1, 2010, September 9, 2009, and September 9, 2008. Hence, a September 7 guess seems safe since the following Tuesday or Wednesday would follow the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, something Apple surely wouldn't want to compete with for media attention.

Previous reports have said that the iPhone 5 may not appear until October, but it's unclear if Apple may announce the iPhone 5 first without actually releasing the product until October similar to what it did with OS X Lion and iOS 5 that were both announced at this year's WWDC event.

[via MacRumors]