New iPhone to Be Announced This Weekend?

As the days of September dwindle down and fall begins taking grasp, we cannot help but wonder one thing we have been speculating about for months: when is the announcement of the new iPhone(s) going to be? Well, we still do not know for certain. However, the best speculation pointed towards a specific date would have to be the September 22-25 timeframe set by Macworld Asia.

Case-Mate is making headlines once again by stating that we now have a solid countdown for the new iPhone release. They go on to tell consumers that Apple is expected to announce in conjunction with the Macworld Asia conference, implying that the introduction would indeed be held in the United States while the event is ongoing.

Held in Beijing, Macworld Asia 2011 will bring together developers, accessory manufacturers, and enthusiasts alike with events and exhibitions akin to the annual Macworld convention in San Francisco.

Despite past participation in Macworld, Apple decided to drop out of the event in 2009. Thus it is unlikely that the company would return for such a major reason. If the Macworld conference and iPhone 4S/5 announcement do coincide, then it would be coincidental.

Once again, we have to question Case-Mate’s sources. If leaked information could be found, we do not doubt that they would attempt to be on top of things with vicious bidding for the much-anticipated details. That alone makes this a little more credible than a typical rumor report. Either way, we will find out as the weekend comes and goes whether we can begin planning line-standing parties with a clear “when.”

Since Case-Mate has pulled the potential insider information from its, we have copied it in its entirety:

“Days away from Macworld Asia, the countdown to the iPhone 5 announcement and launch is officially on. More and more reports have surfaced reporting that Apple is expected to reveal the long awaited iPhone 5 coinciding with the conference in Beijing. As Apple fans around the globe patiently wait out the final days, our inside resources have the sought-after details on the iPhone 5 features, including the form factor and launch date.

The new iPhone 5 will feature a completely different form factor than its predecessor. Wider and thinner, the redesigned device features an extended home button. The screen size could see an increase to 4 inches.

Also included in the iPhone 5 will be an A5 dual-core processor, similar to the one used in the iPad 2. It will also be equipped with an 8 mega-pixel camera, wireless charging and iOS 5, which features iCloud portable storage capabilities…

The debate continues on whether the new iPhone will be an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. From our inside resources, it appears that Apple will be indeed launching both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S in early October. The iPhone 4S will feature the same form factor as the iPhone 4 but will be upgraded with the latest technology, including the A5 dual-core processor and 8 mega-pixel camera.”

[quote via TiPb]