iPhone fans have been waiting in anticipation for the release date of the iPhone 5 and it looks like they won't have to wait much longer.
Apple, which hasn't made an official statement as of yet, is planning a September 12 event where the iPhone 5 will be announced, according to multiple reports surfacing on the web. iMore, an Apple blog and the Wall Street Journal's All Things D blog, both reported that the sources that have been accurate in the past say that the phone will be introduced an event in early September.
The New York Times also said that Apple has an iPhone 5 event planned for September 12.
A September release date would be ahead of what was originally anticipated and the trend of Apple's one iPhone per year pace thus far. The iPhone 4S was unveiled in October, 16 months after the iPhone 4.
There has been speculation about a number of new features that would adorn the phone including a larger screen, smaller dock connector and NFC technology that would make it simpler for shoppers to purchase things using their phone.
According to iMore, Japan's Sharp Corp. is going to start shipping new iPhone screens starting in August. Their new president, Takashi Okuda, who made a statement during the company's latest quarterly earnings report.
The iPhone still remains the most popular handset in the field but according to a recent earnings report, Apple has shipped 26 million iPhones from April to June, which is actually a drop from the 35.1 million the previous quarter. This could be because the anticipated iPhone 5 is said to come shortly and eager mac lovers are willing to put up with the wait before they upgrade.