iPhone 5 Release Date: Coming September 12?!

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Start scraping together your $200, because Apple just announced - without overtly saying as much - that it's totally releasing the iPhone 5 next week!

The tech giant sent out invitations to various media outlets, beckoning them to an event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco on September 12.

The implication of what's being unveiled then is clear:

iPhone 5

Of course, the invite doesn't officially say the iPhone 5 is being released then, but the shadow "5" and the tagline "it's almost here" kinda give it away.

Might as well go stand in line now so you can get yours ... could be cutting it close. According to uncorroborated iPhone 5 rumors, it will feature:

  • Brighter, newer colors for the body and screen
  • Greater durability
  • Slightly bigger screens
  • A thinner frame
  • An even faster A6 processor
  • Better battery life
  • Intermittently racist Siri (kidding)

Um, $200? Only for those with contracts who also qualify for the update, which probably isn't most of us. My 4S was a partial discount for $399 because I hadn't had to 3GS long enough. Seeing as I got it in late 2011, the 5 would probably cost me nearly full (or full) stick at $499-699 (I'm guessing.)