Monday, July 30, 2012

Rumors of an upcoming iPhone 5 release have been running rampant in the blogosphere. Apple will reportedly debut the new iPhone, alongside the iPad mini and the new iPod nano, at a special event on Sept. 12, according to the blog iMore.

U.K.-based newspaper The Guardian also reported a release date of “mid-September.”

Further boosting buzz, Apple has previously referred to a mysterious “fall event.”

Recently, leaked photos of the alleged iPhone 5 popped up all over the Internet, tantalizing Apple fanboys. Check out the gallery below for the most complete pics yet, shot by Lab Factory, a repair shop that may have access to early prototypes of the new iPhone. Pics of components purported to be part of the phone, as well as a fully assembled case, have also surfaced online.

Apple’s last iPhone release was the iPhone 4S on Oct. 4, 2011.