Prior to Apple confirming that they will be hosting its iPhone event on the 12th of September, there were quite a few reports that also hinted at that date. However some of the reports claimed that the event could be postponed as Apple had planned to host it at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus, but they weren’t sure if it could be completed in time.
Obviously things have gone according to plan since the event time, date, and location have all been confirmed, but a new report from VentureBeat claims that it nearly wasn’t held at the location Apple wanted. The report cites records from the City of Cupertino in which Apple applied for a Temporary Occupancy Permit for the theater.
VentureBeat points out that this permit basically says that a structure has been inspected (and presumably approved) for use, but at the same time there is work that still needs to be done. The permit was applied for on the 8th of August and was only granted on the 1st of September by an official in the Cupertino building department, saying that all fire and safety systems have been checked out and that Apple will be able to use the building temporarily.
We’re not sure if Apple would have postponed the event if they could not get the Steve Jobs Theater ready in time, or if they would have found another venue, although given that this marks the 10th anniversary for the iPhone, the event hosted at the Steve Jobs Theater would be rather meaningful.