may be planning to use its annual September media event to unveil the , according to a Digital Daily report.
Increasingly, I’m hearing speculation about the company possibly commandeering its annual September media event to launch the device instead. Which seems plausible. Buzz-wise, the iPod has been subsumed by the… So why not spice things up by throwing the into the mix? Doing so would not only give a few more months to prep the device and the services rumored to launch alongside it, it would re-energize one of the company’s most important annual events and introduce the right as we head into the busy holiday shopping season.
Digital Daily also points to an Avian Securities investor note that corroborates reports of a later iPhone 5 release.
“Conversations with yet another key component supplier indicates that production for iPhone 5 will begin in September,” Avian’s analysts said in a note. “This is consistent with Avian findings in the supply chain in recent months and we believe the consensus view is moving towards this scenario.”