Apple is reportedly planning to offer 'iPhone 5' pre-orders on September 12th, the same day that it is said to be unveiling the device, according to iMore, which had given the exact date for the launch of the New iPad and the date for the iPhone 5 so far.
"A couple of weeks ago iMore reported that Apple would be holding their iPhone 5 event on September 12, 2012. We've since learned that iPhone 5 pre-orders are currently planned to begin that same day, at least in the U.S. Release is still planned for 9 days later, on September 21, 2012. We've also learned that the second wave of iPhone launches, the ones in international markets, will begin in the first week of October, likely October 5."
The note goes on to point out that this move wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for Apple, as last year, iPhone 4S pre-orders became available the same day as it was unveiled, October 7.
In addition to the new smartphone, Apple is expected to introduce a slew of other new products next month including a smaller version of its iPad, and other revamped iOS devices.