iPhone 5 launch event confirmed for September 12th

Apple hints the new iPhone 5 wil be launched on September 12th in the UK

The new iPhone 5 looks set to launch in the UK later this month on September 12th

Technology and gadget hounds: mark your calendars. Apple has just emailed out a raft of official invitations to an event it's holding on September 12th in San Francisco, sparking rumours that it plans to unveil the new iPhone 5 handset. The event is scheduled to take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which is where Apple has launched new products in the past. The device was tipped to launch in the autumn and a September unveiling would fit in with Apple's release cycle.

Apple's invitation don't normally allude specifically to product launces, but industry analysts are fairly certain that the arrival of the iPhone 5 is imminent. The iPhone 5 is one of this year's most hotly anticipated devices. Speculation is rife; rumours state that the iPhone 5 is set to feature a bigger touchscreen, 4G LTE internet connectivity, and it will run on iOS 6.

More news and specifications can be found on our iPhone 5 rumours round-up.