Apple is rumoured to be unveiling its new iPhone on 12 September.
The rumours also suggest that the unannounced iPad mini could also make its debut alongside the new phone.
The news comes from iMore, which cites “sources who have proven accurate in the past”; the cited sources also say that the phone will go on sale 9 days later, on Friday 21 September.
Adding to the fuel of iPhone 5 rumours, photos of a purported iPhone 5 build emerged as a Japanese repair site put together a mock-up using individual component parts from suppliers.
The phone mock-up features a smaller dock connector, an elongated display, a centred front FaceTime camera, and a rear metal plate – elements which are rumoured to be featured on the forthcoming phone.