This just in: an invite straight from Apple Inc.’s Cupertino, California headquarters has confirmed that the iPhone 5 will indeed be launched Tuesday next week.
And the invite is no usual invite from Apple. For a company renowned to have an iron curtain when it comes to these things and a cryptic demeanor when it comes to event invitations, the invite is practically Apple screaming at the top of its lungs about the event being the iPhone 5 launch.
On the invite, an image of which appears here courtesy of a post from Ars Technica, four iOS icons are shown with the words “Let’s talk iPhone.” below. If you look closely, one iOS icon displays Tuesday 4 (which is October 4), one displays 10 a.m., another points to the location on a map of Apple’s HQ, and another saying one call.
This confirms a report from AllThingsD last week which revealed that the iPhone 5 will be launched on the said date. The same publication also reported later that the event will be at Apple’s Cupertino HQ rather than in San Francisco where every iPhone since the first one in 2007 were unveiled.
This also confirms a report from 9to5Mac back in July which said that the iPhone 5 launch will be on October 4 based on documents from AT&T.
The iPhone 5 launch will be the debut of new Apple CEO Tim Cook who recently replaced Steve Jobs who has resigned from his post as Apple boss and took a less active role as Chairman of Apple’s Board of Directors.