Darren Franich
July 30, 2012 AT 09:20 PM EDT

There have been rumors about an impending release date for the iPhone 5 for so long now — basically since Steve Jobs introdcued the iPhone 4 back in June 2010. Last year, everyone was sure that the iPhone 5 was thisclose to hitting stores…until Apple introduced the iPhone 4S instead. (In the tech business, this is referred to as “Pulling a Not Without My Anus.”) So take this with a grain of salt: The enthusiast muckrakers over at iMore claim that Apple is plotting an event on September 12 where it will introduce a next-generation iPhone. That device will, per the rumors, go on sale on September 21.

Apple is famously secretive when it comes to their plans for future devices. (Unsurprisingly, the tech giant did not respond to EW’s request for a comment.) However, iMore has a decent track record with Apple announcements — Jason Gilbert at HuffPo points out that they were the first to predict the February release of “the New iPad.”

And if their report is even a little bit legit, September will be a fun month for Apple fans: iMore also claims that the September 12 event will see the release of the iPad Mini, a device which seems designed to launch a surprise attack on the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7, sort of like when House Greyjoy launched a surprise attack on Winterfell while the Starks were fighting the Lannisters. The point is: Start bugging your parents about getting you an iPad mini, lest you become the only lame kid in class who still has a big ol’ dumb normal iPad. Ugh, technology from last year is so gross!

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