The invitation being sent to the press simply says "It's almost here." Not only that, though, the image of the number 12, for Sept. 12, actually casts a shadow of the number 5.
That not only confirms that the event will be regarding Apple's next generation iPhone, it also confirms that Apple won't call it the "new iPhone," as it did with the third-generation iPad.
With that, all doubt is cast aside. The event is being held to launch the iPhone 5.
We have a roundup of the iPhone 5 rumors to date, here.
Among the more significant rumors are:
- Elongated 4-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio
- 4G LTE support
- Slightly larger battery
- Centered FaceTime camera
- Headset jack moved to the bottom of the device
- New, smaller, nine-pin dock connector
We'll find out in about eight days.