Apple will launch its illustrious iPhone 5 this week along with a range of new iPods. See iPhone 5 launch: live.

The highly anticipated iPhone 5 will be revealed by Apple this week plus two or three new iPod lines, according to 9to5Mac. The Apple focused website believes that iPod Shuffles and iPod Nanos will be announced. See also: iPhone 5 release date, specs and rumour round-up

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"All these new lines will come in multiple colors, one of the lines will come in two size capacities, and the other two lines will come in a single storage capacity." said 9to5Mac. Cheak out iPhone 5 price in UK too.

With the iPod Touch only available in black and white it is believed that this is not the third line. Instead it could be an entirely new iPod since there is evidence of a smaller, yet taller iPod with a larger screen and home button – perhaps an iPod Mini. See also How to watch Apple's iPhone 5 launch live.

It was rumoured that an iPad Mini would be unveiled with the iPhone 5 this week but this now looks like it will get a separate event in October.

Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone launch is scheduled for 12 September, which is this Wednesday. We'll be bringing you the coverage as it happens so check out our iPhone 5 launch: everything you need to know page.

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