“Investors are obviously quite optimistic about Apple’s prospects heading into September, sending shares to all-time highs — and for good reason, too, as the company is widely expected to unveil a slew of new products,” Evan Niu writes for The Motley Fool.

“Last month, reports began to surface with some specific dates, saying that Apple was planning on hosting a media event on Sept. 12 to unveil the new iPhone as well as potentially the mythical iPad Mini and new iPod models,” Niu writes. “Those same rumors pointed to Sept. 21 as the date of official launch, just nine days after the potential unveiling. Well, there are now two more hints that investors and consumers can count on those dates.”

Niu writes, “Numerous Apple resellers in Europe have been instructed to clear additional table real estate for iPad displays over the next several weeks, with the deadline being specifically Sept. 12…. [and] Verizon has instituted a companywide vacation blackout from Sept. 21 through the end of the month, signaling that the carrier thinks it will as many able-bodied employees as it can from its ranks.”

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