Apple is expected to hold a special media event on the week of September 12, according to two new reports. Citing sources who have been accurate in the past, iMore first reported that Apple will hold an event on September 12, and AllThingsD has since “confirmed” with unnamed sources that Apple is currently planning an event for that week. While the latter report simply speculates that the event will include the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, iMore claims that the handset will be unveiled at the event—ahead of a September 21 release—alongside a smaller iPad. Notably, iLounge reported earlier that the iPad mini will not be ready to ship as the same time as the new iPhone, and as such may see its debut moved to a separate event; our report also mentions that the fifth-generation iPod touch is likely to debut at the same event as the new iPhone.