The Moscone Centre in San Francisco has typically been used as the venue for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), usually held in early June.
The venue has now been booked for the week starting June 11, although information on the Moscone website merely says it is being used for a "corporate meeting". Last year, the WWDC event was held from June 6 to June 10.
WWDC is usually used by Apple to show off new versions of the OS X and iOS operating systems before launch. The 2012 event is expected to provide another look at the new OS X Mountain Lion, but also potentially the unveiling of iOS 6.
Last year's WWDC featured the unveiling of iOS 5, bringing various new features such as the Notification Centre, reminders, iMessage and Newsstand.
But it was also the first time in five years that Apple had failed to launch a new iPhone at the event, instead waiting until October to launch the iPhone 4S.
It is unclear whether this year's event will see the announcement of the much rumoured 'new iPhone', or whether Apple will look to give the iPhone 4S a longer product life cycle before introducing the new model in the autumn.
But if rumours of a much larger, potentially 4.6-inch screen being fitted to the new iPhone prove correct, it may be that the next-generation smartphone will offer a different option for iPhone consumers to complement the existing model.
This month, Apple launched the third generation of its iPad tablet, which sold three million units in the first three days. It is expected that the new iPad would upgrade to iOS 6 should the OS be launched in June.