So, finally, it seems that the Apple/Motorola iTune phone will be released as of 7 September. Apple has sent out invites to an event in San Francisco that promises a reinvention of the iTunes story. The release would indicate a US launch but the rumoured UK release with Virgin Mobile never materialised and with Virgin Digital launching in the next week using the Windows platform that would seem further away than ever.

Of course, Apple might simply be releasing a revamp of the iPod line!

UPDATE: OK, it really is happening. The US FCC has approved the handset and transfer process from PC to phone. The Guardian has details on the Apple phone and a market overview calling it crowded!