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On the heels of iMore's report that Apple would unveil the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini on September 12, multiple outlets are claiming the date is all but confirmed. According to heavyweights AllThingsD and The Verge, citing unnamed sources, Apple is preparing to hit consumers with a one-two punch on that Wednesday — that gives us a little over a month to prepare.

According to AllThingsD's report, Apple's prepayment inventory for components has gone up significantly recently, which always signals a big product is on the horizon. With three different sources all corroborating the same announcement date, it's a safe bet something big is coming on September 12. We basically already know what the iPhone 5 is going to look like. We just need to hear from Apple what the specs will be, along with whether or not the fabled iPad Mini does indeed exist.

[via AllThingsD, The Verge]