Apple will begin shipping the iPhone 5 in mid-September, filling the hands of Apple devotees in late September, at least according to iLounge's 'highly reliable' source.
This seems to match up with the previous rumour of a September 21st release date and a new A4-powered iPod Touch with an iPhone 5-matching 4in screen is also expected to be announced alongside Apple's 5th gen super-phone.
Also a new online video which reportedly shows off the iPhone 5's housing and front panel.
The case looks very similar to leaked shots and renders of the iPhone 5, complete with what appears to be a 4in display and smaller dock connector, and the video comes courtesy of Japanese Apple Blog Macotakara which has had a pretty decent record with Apple rumours in the past.
As for the mysterious 7in iPad Mini? The same source states that it won't be ready to ship at the same time as its iPhone 5 and iPod Touch brethren and will instead have its own debut event, after which it will ship in November. A mini version of the iPad's Smart Cover and Smart Case will also reportedly be available for iPad Mini owners to purchase.
As always take these rumours with a large helping of salt, and stay tuned for more information as and when we get it. In the meantime.
[iLounge via AppleInsider]
[Macotakara via BGR]