Today, according to The Loop, Apple sent out invitations to a upcoming media event scheduled for next week on Wednesday, September 12th. The event is set to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California and will commence at 10:00 AM Pacific time (1:00 PM Eastern).
The invitation, embedded above, features the following simple and concise tagline: “It’s almost here”. Curiously enough, the shadow of the number 12 unnaturally forms what appears to be the number 5, as the top section of the 1 isn’t present and the gap between the two numbers is partially shaded in.
Apple is, of course, expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone and demonstrate iOS 6′s finalized features during the event. While rumors have suggested that Apple will also utilize this September event to announce an “iPad Mini”, recently reports have taken a different approach on analyzing the event. It’s said that next week’s event will be solely for revealing the new iPhone and that a separate media event will be held in October (similar to years past).
With the blatant and obvious “5″ formed in the shadow of the invitation, Apple not so subtly suggests that the next iPhone will indeed be dubbed the iPhone 5 – a controversial topic, seeing as it’s the sixth-generation device. Stay tuned for complete and live coverage on next week’s iPhone 5 unveiling event!