If you’re contemplating on whether or not you should buy an iPhone—obviously you don’t read tech sites very often—allow me to help with that decision, you’d be bat-shit crazy to buy an iPhone now. If by some small chance you didn’t see the news yesterday, Rene Ritchie over at iMore broke a story in which he claimed a very accurate source had said that Apple is planning on unveiling the new iPhone on September 12 and that the device would go on sale nine days later on September 21. While we even said that we trust iMore and that they’ve been credible in the past, we were still unsure of the validity of the rumor.
Since that the story broke, several other sites, big ones, like AllThingsD, The Verge, Reuters, Bloomberg, NYTimes and The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, who answered the question, whether the date was legit or not, with a simple, “Yep.” The rest aside, Dalrymple has some inside source at Apple and whenever these “event date” rumors spark up, Jim has been spot on in his accuracy, usually giving a one word reply, either a “nope” or “Yep.”
With that many heavyweights confirming the date of Apple’s fall event, it’s hard to argue the validity at this point. So, it’s we think it’s safe to say, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone and you’re interested in an iPhone, you’re better off waiting until September 12, even if you don’t like the new iPhone, at least you know the old iPhone (the 4S) will most likely drop to only $99.
Just know this, you and about 50 million other people will be hurting Apple’s bottom line, as we doubt very few people will be buying an iPhone 4S until after the event, if at all.