iPhone 5, iPad Mini to Debut Sept. 12 Phone will be released on 21st: report By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Jul 30, 2012 10:01 AM CDT 4 comments Comments A worker cleans at an Apple store in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) (Newser) – Get ready for a big Apple event on Sept. 12: That's when the company will announce the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, sources tell iMore. The new iPhone will be available on Sept. 21, reports have said; it's not clear when the scaled-down tablet will be out. That release date is just 11 months after the iPhone 4S was released, compared to 16 months between the 4 and the 4S. If you're wondering what it'll look like, you're in luck: Leaked video purports to show its casing. It looks a lot like the 4S, notes Henry Blodget at Business Insider, and that's a problem for Apple. While Samsung's Galaxy "feels like a next-generation phone," the iPhone "looks small and old." The September event will also likely debut the new iPod Nano and perhaps the next iPod Touch, and it will probably include a presentation of the previously-announced iOS 6.