The account — first spotted by Business Insider — has been around for some time. It has already picked up more than 55,000 followers at the time of writing but, as of today, it got an official Apple feel with a company profile pic and background image. There aren’t any tweets yet, but with Apple set to unveil its next iPhone next week, it is likely to use the account to market the product or perhaps even live-tweet the September 7 event.
So if you’re a Twitter user and keenly interested in the next iPhone, you might want to follow @apple — that’s in addition to us here at TechCrunch, of course. We’ll be at the iPhone launch next week to bring you all the details.
Updated to correct the number of Twitter followers