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Hands-On Video of Next-Generation iPhone Enclosure Surfaces, September 12th Announcement Likely

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Today, a lot of reports surfaced regarding the next-generation iPhone, what it might look like, and when it is likely to be announced. First, let’s start with a report from iMore. They claim that the next-generation iPhone will be introduced on September 12th, and the released to the public on September 21st. They also claim that the much-rumored 7.85-inch “iPad mini” will be introduced on September 12th as well, but no launch date is mentioned for this device. New iPod nanos will also be unveiled at this time.

After iMore made this claim, a slew of other sources “confirmed” the September 12th announcement date. AllThingsD claims that the event will be held that week, but they aren’t sure what might be covered in during the event. The Verge also echoes the September 12th date. Lastly, the ever-well-informed Jim Dalrymple of The Loop gives his usual terse “yep” confirming the September 12th date.

Shortly after the iMore piece made it into the wild, Macotakara posted a hands-on video of the purported next-generation iPhone components that have been circulating. Here’s the video:

The enclosure shown, incorporates many of the changes we’ve all heard about regarding the next-generation iPhone: larger screen, headphone jack relocated to the bottom of the device, and a new metal back panel.

It seems pretty certain that Apple will be holding a media event on September 12th. What is planned for release at this time seems up in the air, but the current consensus is that a new iPhone with a bigger screen and slightly redesigned enclosure is on its way, along with a new, smaller, 7.85-inch iPad, and possibly new iPod namos.

Image courtesy of iLab. Video courtesy of Macotakara.

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