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Apple Announces Media Event On September 12th, All Signs Point To iPhone 5 Release

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In last week’s edition of the Geek Girl Report, we talked about some of the rumors surrounding Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5. Now, it looks like at least one of those rumors is coming true.

Apple has officially announced that it will be holding a press event on Wednesday, September 12th. And judging by the “clues” Apple includes in their announcement, it looks like they will finally be announcing the much anticipated iPhone 5.

The invitation has arrived: Apple’s next press event will, indeed, take place on September 12 as long had been rumored. It’s all taking place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, the venue for many previous Apple press shindigs. This time around Apple’s cryptic clue takes the form of the number “5″ in a shadow coming down from the date of the event on the invitation.It is accompanied by the words, “It’s almost here.”

The “It’s” almost certainly refers to the iPhone 5, or whatever Apple ends up calling the next iteration of its iconic smartphone. The phone will run iOS 6 software, and most likely house a faster processor. It will also quite possibly boast a larger display that will bring the iPhone more in line with many larger display Android phones that have been in the market for some time.

In addition to the iPhone 5, many people are suspecting that Apple will also announce the release of a new, smaller iPad, dubbed the “iPad Mini,” at Wednesday’s event. As I mentioned before, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple was developing a smaller iPad to compete with tablets like the Google Nexus 7 or e-readers like the Kindle Fire. But the “new iPad” just came out in April or so. For Apple to just pop out another iPad so quickly is a little unbelievable to me. However, Apple had been known for its “one more thing…” surprises at the end of these media events, so who knows?

Be sure and tune in to a special edition of the Geek Girl Report on September 12th, where I’ll give you a full recap on Apple’s announcement.

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